olfactory art, research and design
Whether derived from nature, or chemically constructed, odourant molecules have the ability to profoundly affect our behaviour, 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 is experimental and challenging. And introduce you to the fragrance as a work of art in itself.
Odorama: Scent and Movement
With: Caro Verbeek, Frank Bloem, Amy Toner, Maroula Iliopoulou, Oliver Haller and Anna D Errico
Just like the impact of movement on space, the impression of scent is hard to describe. Smells leave an invisible, yet dynamic trail. If we could visualise the behaviour of odourants, we would get a ballet of appearing and dissolving shapes. During this edition of Odorama on 11 October, we dive…
Odorama: Funky Notes and Teen Spirit
With: Rolinde Hoorntje, De Maestro's, Rick Dolphijn, Gulian van Nierop, and Ibo Bakker
Accords, tones, notes and organs. Smell and music share many similar words. During this edition of Odorama, we do not only engage with everything that reaches the nose, but involve our ears as well. With an ode to Linden Duft, Smells like Teen Spirit and an exploration into sensory experience
Breakout group on communicating smells
Hackathon Conclusions by Frank Bloem
Breakout group: How to communicate a fragrance with only the package or a picture. Participants: Franziska Jostheit, Niklaus Mettler, Caro Verbeek and Frank Bloem We rephrased the question to: How can you communicate a fragrance without smelling?
Dancing Scent and Aromatizing Movement
Hackathon Conclusions by Caro Verbeek
In January 2018 , Mediamatic teamed up with the IFF , Saskia Wilson-Brown from the Institute for Art and Olfaction , Klara Ravat , Caro Verbeek , and Frank Bloem to advance our language, classification, and knowledge on scents that are so often indescribable. The lack of linguistic expression for…
Of all creatures, the Skunk is most infamous for his foul odor. Caro Verbeek , Frank Bloem and Sanne Groeneveld visited Artis, the Amsterdam Zoo, on a quest researching the true smell of skunk for Foul, Fragrant and Filth edition of our monthly Odorama series. Experience their report with the…