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 .....

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