Scent during rituals
A parting ritual with scent has recently been made available at the funeral location 'Afscheid in de schaapskooi'. On request It is also possible to place my olfactory art.
Have a look at the website of "Afscheid in de schaapskooi' for all information and options.
Scent, art and tree pathway
for the blind
Pinetum Blijdenstein in Hilversum was one of the first botanical garden in the Netherlands to set up a pathway for the blind and partially sighted. Since I have created this in 2014, it is in use.
The pathway presents an extra dimension of experiencing the garden.
The route provides a sense of smell and touch and tells the stories of the special trees in the garden, such as the cedar, the hinoki cypress and the tree of life. It consists of a number of art objects incorporated with the original, natural scent of the tree. It is a multi-sensory story about the history, use and symbolism of the tree, with smell, touch, audio and image. With all these aspects, the tree route is a unique experience for both blind and sighted people.
Olfactory art and
exploring meaning of life
The Pilgrim Animals art project is inspired by the human desire to gain insight. A personal pilgrimag is a much-chosen way to do so. Art project Pilgrims animals offers an alternative path in one's own environment.
The project consists of eight ceramic objects of animals, fables of these animals, natural scents, eight descriptions of their effects on the psyche (together these form the pilgrim perfume) and a tableau. The art project can be used, as if it were a travel guide, through the various sensory facets to gain personal insights in complex phases of life.
Was on view at Symposium Food for the soul " VGVZ Association Spiritual Caregivers, Ede | Raw Materials exhibition, Groeneveld Baarn castle | Rehabilitation center | Overbosch, Hilversum | Huize Het Oosten, Bilthoven
The project can be placed with your organization on request. Inquire about the possibilities. ( contact )
with imagination course
Art as a guideline to 'see' differently, exercises in imagination.
"The Art of the Possible"
Olfactory art exhibition and course day in collaboration with Prof. Hans Alma .
These course days were organized in collaboration with HOVO (Higher Education for the Elderly).
Such course days - using the sense of smell - can be organized by me on request.
Fragrance and olfactory art
in the museum
A special olfactory route that enters into a dialogue with a permanent collection or exhibition, olfactory art pieces or a guided tour with scent through the exhibition: scent in context.
Inquire about the possibilities for a special olfactory art route through your collection, or a guided tour with scent through your museum or exhibition. The photo shows visitors during a specially made scented art route in the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam.
in your company
Olfactory art is particularly suitable to be placed on your business location. They can form a meeting place in the heart of a company or a center, creating spaces for exchange of ideas or gain inspiration.
Arguments in favor of choosing to use olfactory art is the simplicity of its placement. Another advantage of scent art can be found in the possibility to simply exchange the art object for a new object or installation after a certain period of time. After which the cycle of curiosity, communication and interaction and the beneficial effect of the chosen scent can be experienced again. The art of smell can be related to themes that raise questions at that moment, to products or collection pieces by imagining the underlying history, they can evoke a certain 'state of mind', etc.
Up here (photo Nick Bookelaar) you can see the series of Cedar tree heritages in the Ministry of Finance in The Hague, here integrated in a temporary 'Contemplation zone'.
Smell as an
A lecture with performance (with audience participation.
'Kyphi' is one of mythical temple fragrances from ancient Egypt.
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Using narrative storytelling and a touch of humor re-enacted a number of ancient temple scent rituals.
This performance was shown at Mediamatic Amsterdam during "Odorama".