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.
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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…
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…
Recreating Ancient Egyptian Essence
with Dora Goldsmith
Most royal ancient Egyptians tombs have been found with dozens, if not hundreds of fragrant unguents, salves, and perfumes for the journey into immortality. Learn all about the smells of mummification and their significance, with Dora Goldsmith at this workshop. Tickets | Facebook
Odorama 33 - with Dora Goldsmith, Birthe Leemeijer, Kate McLean, Gayil Nalls and Caro Verbeek
Kate McLean pioneered Scentscaping, a method to capture the smells of a city onto a map. A recent trend shows artists and researchers alike trying to map scents of cities and areas. Alongside McLean, artist Birthe Leemeijer was the first to bottle the scent of a Dutch polder and Dora Goldsmith…
The Male Haze
Odorama 34 - with Boris Raux, Marcello Aspria, Emily Burdfield Steel and Frank Bloem
Does a 'real man' smell like the Axe commercials? During the Male Haze, Boris Raux, Marcello Aspria, Dr. Emily Burdfield Steel, and Frank Bloem will explore male smell from a cultural and biological perspective. Tickets / Facebook