Artist and curator Lauryn Mannigel current research investigates multi-sensory perception and experience of art by exploring smell and taste’s social and cultural values, meanings and uses. Her passion for smell led her to co-found the Smell Lab (Berlin, 2015) and to organize the Smell Lab reading group (Berlin, 2015). At Mediamatic she will do a short residence followed by a presentation of her work during Odorama and a performance during the Museumnacht 2016.
Humans use multiple senses to navigate the social world. Among these, our sense of smell is arguably the most underestimated one. One intriguing function of the sense of smell is its social communicative function. Research has shown that human odors can convey information about a range of states (e.g., emotions, sickness) and traits (e.g., individuality, gender). Yet, what underlies the communicability of these states and traits via smell? This talk should shed some light on this fascinating, yet to date poorly understood capacity.
In the recent past Marit was working on microbial perfumes made from her own sweat and bacteria. Now she is continuing her work with microbes and the human body as she is working on a book studying the (microbial) communication between people and visualising this. She will present her research and first results.
Odorama: The Body Odour Edition
Thursday 3 November, 20:00
Tickets: Students €5,- / Pre-sale €7,50 / Door €10,- (administration costs not included)
Please note: this event is in English.
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam