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Past Saturday, olfactory artist and performer Klara Ravat gave a workshop called The Scent of Amsterdam: Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape. Over the course of 6 hours 12 participants (incl. me) collectively explored the neighbourhood of Mediamatic Biotoop, visited aromatic urban spaces and learned how to distill a scented memory of Amsterdam.

Those were our findings from the Scentwalk…

…cut into little pieces in order to give most scent once distilled. And then we set up the distiller:

Personally i thought the workshop was interesting for the connections plus for the experience. The participants came from multiple disciplines, and Klara Ravat creates media and odour artworks, installations and experimental films, which is also great to listen to!

Yours, Fran