Medium: Sensorial – olfactory installation. Fabric. Ashes. Synthetic flower.
My practise focuses on the interface between science, smell and memory. I concentrate on how smell influences memory using Condillac’s cognition theory “Traité des sensations”, suspended olfaction and olfactory synaesthesia.
This installation explores the transitory nature of smell in existence. It reinterpretes “The Quiet man” text, rich in smellscapes, and “A new kind of man” photograph by contemporary musician John Foxx, aka Dennis Leigh, and “Chickens feet and Tuxedo” (1996) by photographer Michiko Kon. Inspired by this work I attempt to recreate a multilayered memory leaving very personal olfactory and visual clues to my past and / or passing.