Tangible Scents - Composition of Rose in the Air - has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Sadakichi Award


April 25, 2019

Tangible Scents - Composition of Rose in the Air - has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Work with Scent, at the 6th annual Art and Olfaction Awards. 

Judged by an international pool of curators, designers, theorists and artists, Tangible Scents - Composition of Rose in the Air - is one of five total finalists in this category.

Awarded to just four perfumes, one experimental scent project and three discretionary awards a year,The Art and Olfaction Awards are designed to raise public interest and awareness around new developments in independent perfumery. The Awards, established in 2014 by the Institute for Art and Olfaction, are given to outstanding creators in the categories of independent, artisan, and experimental perfume from across the globe, chosen for perfumes and experimental projects with scent released in 2018. 

The sixth annual Art and Olfaction Awards events will take place in a public ceremony at Oude Kerk on May 2, 2019. Oude Kerk is a historic church founded in 1213, and the city’s oldest building. Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light district, the space is now one of Amsterdam’s most prestigious cultural centers.  

Each Art and Olfaction Award winner will receive The Golden Pear, which continues to cement its status as a prestigious achievement in the perfume world.

As with past years, our panel of esteemed judges includes luminaries from the perfume and art worlds. Some of the members of the Art and Olfaction Awards 2018 jury include: Daniel Patterson (USA), Harold McGee (USA), Mandy Aftel (USA), Anna Gerber (England), Arabelle Sicardi (USA), Claire Evans (USA), Darin Klein (USA), Deji Bryce Olukotun (USA), Simon Niedenthal (Sweden), Dave Apel (USA), Denyse Beaulieu (France), Eddie Bulliqi (England), Jeanne Doré (France), Katie Puckrik (England), Chris Gordon (USA), Hank Jenkins (USA), Marta Siembab (Poland), Matthias Janke (Germany), Spyros Drosopoulos (Netherlands), Ulrike Knöll (Germany), Andy Tauer (Switzerland), Bibiana Prival (USA), Frederic Jacques (USA/France), Harald Lubner (Germany), Mark Behnke (USA), Rachel Syme (USA)

About the Project
Tangible Scents - Composition of Rose in the Air - is an open-air installation which uses Maki Ueda's original method of “de-and re-construction in the air” to decode on the scent of rose. The five major components of the this scent are individually infused into vats of soap, which will each be poured into five different bubble machines. You can deconstruct rose into its component  scents by poking the bubbles, or immerse yourself in the total scent. (curator: Aersen Lease, artistic director for the Reed Arts Week Festival 2018)

Olfactory artist Maki Ueda (JP/NL) considers smell a ‘new media’. In her practice, she minimizes the influence of other senses in order to center the spectator’s attention on her fragrant gestures. In addition to her own creative work, she has also taught a course on olfactory art at the ArtScience Interfaculty of The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL) since 2009. While Ueda is currently based in Okinawa, Japan, she works all over the world.

The Art and Olfaction Awards was founded in 2012 as an independent awards mechanism designed to celebrate innovation and excellence in artisan and independent perfume, and experimentation in scent within arts practices. The Art and Olfaction Awards are a program of The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Los Angeles, CA.

Presenting partner: IFF 
Partners: Lucky Scent / Scent Bar, Pochpac, Perfumer’s Apprentice, Discount Vials, Esxence Scent of Excellence, Nez – La Revue Olfactive, Scent Culture Institute and Autumn Seventy Design Studio.

The Institute for Art and Olfaction is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Los Angeles, CA. The Institute for Art and Olfaction advances public and artistic engagement with scent. We do this by initiating and supporting arts projects that utilize the medium of scent, by providing accessible and affordable education in our experimental laboratory as well as in partnership with institutions and community groups, and by celebrating excellence in independent and artisan perfumery through our yearly award mechanism, The Art and Olfaction Awards. Through these efforts, we extend the world of scent beyond its traditional boundaries of appreciation and use.

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