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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, will come out in hardcover on the 8th of April, 2017, and is currently available for pre-order: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/113895554X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_cxAEzbM13FTKB 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 … 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

OLFACTORY EXHIBITION #4: HOW DOES EVIL SMELL?
cultural production

OLFACTORY EXHIBITION #4: HOW DOES EVIL SMELL?

10. December 2016 – 22. January 2017 Kunstmuseum Thun / Projektraum Enter During the entire year, the question ‘How does art smell?’ was approached differently in the project room enter and presented in the experimental exhibition series Olfactory Exhibition. With works from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Thun, the series devoted itself to fragrance in … Continue reading

The Art and Olfaction Awards Announces Judges, Opens Submissions
announcement

The Art and Olfaction Awards Announces Judges, Opens Submissions

An international panel heralds an ongoing commitment to dialogue and community in global independent perfumery. Continuing its commitment to broadening global communication in our field, the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) is delighted to announce that the fourth annual Art and Olfaction Awards (AOA) events will take place in Europe: the twenty-five shortlisted perfumes and projects will be … Continue reading

"It's in the Air!" Olfactory Art News
media coverage

"It's in the Air!" Olfactory Art News

The Geneva newspaper, Le Courrier, has published an article by Samuel Schellenberg on olfactory art, C’est dans l’air!, which features the Scent Culture Institute and our Kunstmuseum Thun series, as well as olfactory artist Peter de Cupere, Mike Bouche’s “The Zurich Load” at Manifesta 11, and Museum Tinguely‘s “Belle Haleine: The Scent of Art“. The article comes with a companion piece, «Une … Continue reading

Scent Culture Club: Best Strange Fragrances
Scent Culture Club

Scent Culture Club: Best Strange Fragrances

Dear Scent Culture Enthusiasts, We hope you had a lovely break and are enjoying the summer! We’re happy to resume our meetups with a series exploring the Top Ten lists from Turin & Sanchez’s Perfumes: The Guide. We’ll start with the last of these (since it happens to be my favorite): Best Strange Fragrances. What makes a scent “strange” and … Continue reading

Olfactory Exhibition #3: Collecting Fragrances
cultural production

Olfactory Exhibition #3: Collecting Fragrances

27. August – 20. November 2016 Kunstmuseum Thun / Projektraum Enter Opening: 26. August 2016, 18:30 – 21 Uhr In the series Olfactory exhibition, which deals with an experimental arrangement of scents and art, the third exhibition entitled Collecting fragrances focuses on personal olfactory worlds. In a collaboration between Kunstmuseum Thun and Pro Infirmis Bern, the … Continue reading