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 and Caro Verbeek
What do cities smell like? What does culture smell like? And more importantly, in what ways can we capture and record these fleeting smells? With Phd Dora Goldsmith, artist Birthe Leemeijer and Dr. Kate McLean, we will re-examine the way we experience areas and urban life - translating smells into…
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…