Air Polluter is an interactive smell installation which allows the visitor to decide in how far he or she contributes to pollution of the air. By means of a control panel at the start of the installation, visitors can activate good as well as bad smells. This subdivision into two so called Smell Fields is based on the socially accepted appreciation of the various smells.
The process of repurposing materials has immeasurable benefits. There are instinctive, economic, esthetic, philosophical, and even political reasons to recycle, and visual artists are a very big part of this process. In an attempt to bring together compelling examples of this trend, D. Dominick Lombardi asked a number of artists from various parts of the world to answer four questions with the hopes of clarifying this ever-increasing phenomenon of repurposing with a purpose.
Geurkunst is hot. Het MoMa in New York wijdde er eerder dit jaar een symposium aan. Komende 23 september staat er een avond in het Temporary Stedelijk in het teken van geur. Ook Arminius in Rotterdam organiseerde een boeiend debat over het onderwerp.