Sculptural Color from Historiographical Perspectives of Scent
Dimensions variable on 2m x 2m canvas
July- August, 2017
Chinese water snake
Downy fabric softener
Florame diffusion essential oil for relaxation
Tisserand aromatherapy monthly comfort
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.