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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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 a fresh forest or dark leather, like in the Axe commercials? Boris Raux, Marcello Aspria, Dr. Emily Burdfield Steel, and Frank Bloem will discuss the scent of masculinity. Tickets / Facebook
Flowers thought long dead can be smelled again, thanks to a collaboration of scientists and artists. But what does this mean for us?
“Is death permanent?” is a big question, very interdisciplinary. But between philosophers, artists, IT professionals, and scientists, it’s one that being chipped down into small, manageable questions. For example, a team consisting of curious synthetic biologists, artist Dr. Alexandra Daisy…
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…