Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Morning Feet





So using my new found love of soaking objects within strong odorous liquids and using the slow heat of a light to emit the scent, I decided to use this as a way to test perceptions with contrasting smells and visuals.
This involved wearing socks all night and soaking them in coffee in the morning. Seeing the steam being created from the garment was the most satisfying part...I was able to see the scent drifting from the material, into the air. I could see scent....This was exciting. I did feel sorry for anyone who entered the room though....oh well.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Smell of 500 Seconds








Wanting to create a performance that allowed an audience to experience a scent first hand.
Striking a match and leaving it to burn for 5 seconds 100 times.
For people who were in the presence of the performance, there was a creeping scent of sulphur that slowly surrounded them, which I heard for many was a pleasurable scent to come into contact with. I can imagine for many this is a thing of nostalgia.
What got me thinking about this piece was the audience witnessing the production of the scent, not necessarily the aspect of them connecting visuals with the scent, but their presence as it was happening .....

Coming to an end with my Masters...






Whereas this happened 8 months ago now I guess I had better update where I finished.....and where I intend to carry on....This, of course, is easier said than done.

Right at the beginning of the year I still wanted to experiment with this process of attempting to capture human scent, whilst being exposed to different objects. Though this was a rather crass method for what I was trying to achieve, it definitely got me thinking....

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Lads.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/oct/09/laurel-nakadate-video-performance-artist
"He just saw a girl who would potentially take her clothes off! I have folders of emails from guys like him; I thought about turning them into a piece, but I'd have to get releases signed. And I can't imagine some guy agreeing to be the dip-shit in my artwork."

LAUREL NAKADATE considers a project from emails she receives from a male assuming she is willing to perform sexually from him. As well as being hilarious, it proves the struggles artists face when it comes to participation and exchange within their work, and whether the decision is ethical or not.

In this case if it wasn't for the release forms, I personally would have just gone full steam ahead. Gutted.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I can no longer be serious

....so here is an update. Here's some things we already knew, but it sets the tone for the rest of this blog....the video is also funny due to it being very similar to an idea I had. Enjoy. See you soon.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128301.800-the-unsung-sense-how-smell-rules-your-life.html