“The biblical story of the 3 wise men contains a curious mistranslation: Frankincense, Myrrh and a ‘Golden Smell’: 3 smells and no gold

This rich and conflicting history, from the divine to the diseased, as well as its potential for intimacy is captivating. It is intimate both physically and mentally. It infiltrates the body and generates potent memory/recall. The cross modality of sensory experience is often at play, exploring the potential for collaboration and/or contradiction between our senses. As of yet, smell has no place on The Internet and there is a compelling disparity between the documentation, the language and the work.”

https://www.laurenjetty.net/smell.html

 

NOTES was a project developed by Lauren Jetty, during her internship at Attic Lab in 2019. I am proud to have mentored her during the period she created this work.

Notes was nominated for a 2019 Art and Olfaction Award.

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