DESIGNING WITH SMELL: Practices, Techniques and Challenges
academic publication

DESIGNING WITH SMELL: Practices, Techniques and Challenges

The much-anticipated book from Routledge, DESIGNING WITH SMELL: Practices, Techniques And Challenges, is now available to order from Routledge and Amazon. Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and … Continue reading

The Phenomenon of Olfactory Time
academic publication / research

The Phenomenon of Olfactory Time

Perfume is a time art in the same way that film and music are time arts. In order to qualify as perfume or film or music, each must engage its medium with transitions, displacements, and modifications that indicate a debt with time. Without time’s passing, perfume would have no means to realise itself, leaving two options: either existing as unrealised potential on the skin (or bottle, or blotter) that never reaches the nose, or pervading as an omnipresent flat sensation that never changes. Transience, development, and diffusion are absolutely fundamental to the olfactory experience. Whilst perfume has to testify to time, what kind of time and how it does so is the subject of this discourse. Continue reading

Kunstbulletin, Anna-Sabina Zürrer & The Search for the Essence
academic publication

Kunstbulletin, Anna-Sabina Zürrer & The Search for the Essence

The newest (April) issue of the main Swiss art monthly publication, Kunstbulletin, features an article on Swiss artist, Anna-Sabina Zürrer, titled “Die Suche nach der Essenz” (The Search for the Essence) written by SCI’s Claus Noppeney and Ashraf Osman. Zürrer has two works, Wald (2011) and Solitude (2014), in the current exhibition at Museum Tinguely … Continue reading