Meet Aleesa Cohene

Discuss your ideas with the Artist

2 aug 2018
3 aug 2018

Aleesa Cohene has been researching effective antidotes for scent based weapons for the past three years. During her nine day residency at Mediamatic, that plays a vital part of the collaborative Art Olfaction Amsterdam, Aleesa Cohene further explores her ongoing investigations into the role scent plays into protest and civil disobedience. During the 2nd and 3rd of August, you are welcome to meet the artist in a one-on-one consult, and are welcome to discuss your work and obstacles, ask anything scent and protest related.

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During the meeting with Aleesa Cohene - Katia Yatsenko


During the nine days at Mediamatic, Cohene's research into the role scent plays into protest and civil disobedience continues with a hands-on component. At the experimental scent laboratory at Mediamatic during Art Olfaction Amsterdam, she creates a series of experimental scent formulas to act as neutralizers for scent-based crowd control methods such as ‘The Skunk’ and pepper spray. 

Meet Aleesa

Are you interested in to critically examine the usages of scent? Or are you interested to learn what obstacles you encounter when diving into art and activism? The conversations with Aleesa are meant for anyone who has a special interest in scent and protest and artistic research. During the consults you will sit down with Aleesa Cohene to discuss your or her work, ideas and challenges. You can expect an honest talk filled with (unwanted) advice and original ideas. The conversations will take place at the restaurant of Mediamatic's Biotoop. A green location for some thorough thought exchange.


Aleesa Cohene with serious thoughts on smell at IAO - Saskia Wilson-Brown

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You can sign up for the meetings with Aleesa Cohene by sending your request to: Please mention the date and your preferred time. If you already have a question prepared, feel free to share that as well. 


Meet Aleesa Cohene
August 2, 14.00 - 18.00.
August 3, 14.00 - 18.00.
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Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam