Olfactory art, Research and Design
Whether derived from nature or chemically constructed, odourant molecules have the ability to profoundly affect our behavior, emotions, and associations. At Odorama we will actively engage with our senses and explore everything that reaches and affects the nose. We will consider olfactory history and design that are experimental and challenging. And introduce you to the fragrance as a work of art in itself.
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Odorama 40 with Frank Bloem, Alissa Rees, Caro Verbeek, Thijs de Zeeuw, and Jonathan Kok Wai Ho
Remember the smell of your childhood toys? You probably do. Especially the smell of soft Baby Born plastic, one does not easily forget. A whiff of strawberry or banana flavour completes the sensation. With Odor Ludens, we explore the typical fragrances of toys. We will smell plastic dolls from the…
Odorama 38: Olfactory Rituals of Death with Frank Bloem, Susanne Duijvestein, Steffie Baaijens, Caro Verbeek and Josely Carvalho
Death smells, and fragrances have always played an essential role in rituals surrounding the death. By means of historical, contemporary, and religious examples, we want to explore the relation between smell and death. In ancient times, people communicated with the dead by means of fragrant oils
POSTPONED: Illegal Scents - Law & Odor
Odorama 38 with Frank Bloem, Inger Leemans, Laura Burgers and Sascha Tamboer
Read here about our recent measures regarding COVID-19 When you consider law, the subject of odour does not immediately come to mind. Until you look further, and realise odour plays a role in many areas. In civil law odour plays a part. For example, may a home rental contract forbid tenants to…
The Bitter Essence
Odorama 39 with Caro Verbeek, Kees Wabeke, Bas Visser, Sarojini Lewis and Sabien Poutsma
Remember your first cup of coffee? All those times you had to finish a plate of Brussel sprouts? Although gruesome to most kids and allegedly an indication of poison in plants, grown-ups have learned to love this taste more than any other: bitterness. It characterizes our favorite products like…
by Saša Spačal and Mirjan Švagelj
Come and smell the rain in the biotechnological installation ‘Meta_bolus’ by Saša Spačal and Mirjan Švagelj . Meta_bolus exposes the planetary metabolic process as an exchange of certain boluses or doses that define relationships between agents as either beneficial or adverse. The Streptomyces…
Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear
Odorama 36 - with Frank Bloem, Dik van der Meulen, Jasper de Groot, Jonas Klinkenberg and Jan Jedenak
“What great big nose you have, grandma?” “All the better to smell you with, my dear.” This evening we will research the smells in fairytales. Often meant to frighten children, one of the genre's staple smells is fear. We have invited our speakers to delve into this scent as we discover other…