Memory below the human world
research on the relationship of smell & memory:
Sulphurous smells were considered to enter our world from another. Once having emanated from the body, it could expose and separate sinners and deviants from the general population. Associated with Hell, the smell was believed to have omitted whenever sinful acts or behaviours had been committed. By carefully evoking mental imageries tying the mineral to the underworld and moral abjections, the smell first contributed to demand to produce certain subjectivity bodies and different behaviours. In 'Technologies of the Self' Sulphur-odour is first mentioned as a 'device' through which societal control could be operated and contrived, altering the relation and persceptives. By altering notions about the world, the self and our relationship with the unfamiliar - deepening yet increasingly alienated positions of power are produced.
Sulphur-coated insect hotels, MBTI-test quotes. sulphur crystals, Arduino components, animatronic butterflies , 100 x 15 x 60 cm
Kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.