23 May 2011

Сисел Толас / Sissel Tolaas

Kак мирише страхът?

Tolaas’ Fear series (2005-present) collects the unaltered bodily smells of (so far) 9 men, with whom the artist and scientist has worked for more than five years, carefully sampling, chemically mimicking, and testing for accuracy. In the space of exhibition, the wall is apportioned with vertical stripes of barely tinted paints that have been impregnated with each of their aromas in microencapsulated form. The installation functions somewhat like a blown-up scratch-n-sniff card as visitors move across the wall, releasing each odor through manual activation.

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