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Sculptural Color from Historiographical Perspectives of Scent

Abu Dhabi

Dimensions variable on 2m x 2m canvas

July- August, 2017

Amber

Bamboo

Bergamot

Bitter almond

Black seed

Blood, arterial

Blood, menstrual

Breast milk

Camel fat

Camel milk

Camphor

Caraway

Cardamom

Caster

Cedarwood

Charcoal

Chinese water snake

Cinnamon

Clove

Cow ghee

Cumin

Cypress

Dettol disinfectant

Downy fabric softener

Desert gourd

Eucalyptus

Fenugreek

Florame diffusion essential oil for relaxation

Frankincense

Ginseng

Goat milk

Grape seed

Gum myrrh

Henna

Honey

Humic acid

Lavender

Linseed

Honey

Humic acid

Multivitamin

Musk

Nutmeg

Ostrich fat

Oud

Petrol

Propolis

Purell antibacterial

Raid insecticide

Rose

Rosemary

Rose water

Saad

Saddab rue

Saffron

Sage

Saliva

Sandalwood

Seawater

Semen

Sidr

Sweat

Taramira

Tears

Thyme

Tobacco

Tisserand aromatherapy monthly comfort

Turmeric

Urine

Vaginal secretion

Vanilla

Walnut

Wheat germ

Studio Dimensions

Warehouse Dimensions

Sculptural Color from Historiographical Perspectives of Scent, Abu Dhabi, July- August, 2017  is a site-specific installation. Process is used to understand the spatial dimensions of a body function- smell. Scent becomes a tool to deconstruct the body and to collapse space and time. This site- specific work is a concoction of 60+, carefully researched, liquid scents that map out patterns of gender, religion, decadence and the domestic in a variety of historical periods.

Space, a primary medium, is in a constant state of modulation due to the volatile and perishable nature of scent embedded into the dimension of time. The equally measured elements coalesce into one, as an organism is a product of its micro-climate.

Scent becomes an access point to investigate the Abject body by referencing both the interior and exterior of the body as an unresolved understanding and establishing a new form and language that reject obsolescent cultural arrangements. In tandem, allowing the architectural space to become introspective and projective.