2/22/2010

DAY 9: Final presentation (2)

...continues from Final presentation (1)

Mini-project final presentation
theme: olfactory game
18.02.2010.



Juan & Pablo
Smell and listen, then guess where you are! There are 4 smells and accompanying sounds collected from different departments of the Art Academy:
  • Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Wood Workshop
  • Lithography









James

Olfactory memory games with 8 different smells. 16 cards in total. Find pairs!







"How difficult! My brain is totally confused!"


Willem

A small do-it-yourself kit with a couple of smells to be enjoyed in steps.




DAY 9: Final presentation (1)

Mini-project final presentation
theme: olfactory game
18.02.2010.



Ivan

Stereo-smelling of a virtual forest "TROPI-BOS" - TROPIcal BOS.







Jelle

game 1: There are 5 extracts. The participants are to specify from what the smells are extracted.
game 2: Two of the 5 extracts are mixed. There are such 3 bottles. The participants are to specify the combinations.









Yerry

Guess which bottle belongs to which stereotyped photo. Dutch woman (teacher), French man, or fisher man?







Oxalis

Explore with your olfaction through the pungent and fragrant Indonesian market.






to be continued to (2)...




2/17/2010

Final presentation- announcement

hello everybody,

you are all welcome to visit the combined presentation of students who followed smell & art, by maki ueda, and metamedia, by taco stolk. this will take place next thursday at the conservatoire, the central station and the academy.

starting time: thu 18 feb 2010, 13:00h in room cam10-30 at the royal conservatoire, for the first presentations. after those, we will walk to the central station for more. we will continue to the academy, eventually to pb301 where the rest of the presentations will take place. we hope to finish around 16.00h.

hope to see you on thursday!
maki & taco


program

nicky (conservatoire, cam10-30)
lucas (conservatoire, staircase near cam10-30)
ludmila (central station, main hall)
clara (central station, main hall)
marloes (academy, small room)
valeria (academy, pb301)
silvia (academy, pb301)
marcos (academy, pb301)
bonne (academy, pb301)
andré (academy, pb301)
walid (academy, pb301)
bart (academy, pb301, if present)

Smell & Art presentation (academy, pb301)
  1. Ivan
  2. Jelle
  3. Yerry
  4. Oxalis
  5. Huan & Pablo
  6. Melissa
  7. James
  8. Willem

mark (academy, pb301)
charlotte (ongoing all day)

2/15/2010

Making non-combustible incense

Here you can see some pictures of our last weekend experiment, making non-combustible incense for coming presentations.



Juan and Pablo.

2/13/2010

DAY 6: how to make non-combustible incense (Neriko)

non-combustible incense (kneaded incense / Neriko)

  1. Mix all the aromatic properties well in a mortar
  2. Add a bit of charcoal powder (for a disinfectant property)
  3. Add clover honey (for a gluing property)
  4. Make incense cookies. The thinner the faster it will dry, and the faster it will diffuse smell when it's burned or warmed
  5. Dry them at a dark, cold place for a couple of days to a week. In Japan they even take additional efforts to ripe them: they put them in a clay-jar and bury it in the ground and let them naturally matured for a half year.
  6. Burn Neriko and check its proper temperature for diffusing the desired smell. (Each material has its own character)

DAY 6: how to make combustible incense

Combustible incense

[proportion]

(1) When you use resin or oily substances (as an aromatic property) , add 25 -80 % makko to the content.

*What's makko?
Powdered bark of Illicium anisatum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illicium_anisatum

The powder has conbustible property as well as gluing property



The resin or oily substances should not exceed the amount of dried materials. The less, the easier it will burn. To make a balance, you can use the following materials as 'dried materials'
  • wood (powdered)
  • bark (powdered)
  • leaf (powdered)

(2) When you use no resin or oily substances (as an aromatic property) , add 10 - 25 % makko to the content.

example recipe 1
  • 4 tablespoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon makko
example recipe 2
  • 1 part sandalwood powder
  • 1/2 part clove powder
  • 2 parts makko
* It's all the time try-and-error, because these proportions also depend pretty much on the materials!

[order]
  • mix the aromatic ingredients well in a mortar
  • add makko
  • add water gradually and bring it to the desired texture

[shape and texture]

cone: dough-like texture
stick: oatmeal texture

2/12/2010

DAY 6: workshop - incense making



Making conbustible incense (1)
aromatic material: fermented coconut ??? (by Pablo and Juan)
It smells like sheep cheese.


1 teaspoon fermented coconut
1/2 teaspoon makko
1/4 teaspoon charcoal powder (ground Japanese charcoal)




Making conbustible incense (2)
aromatic material: tobbac (by Willem)


Making non-combustible incense (Neriko)
aromatic material: violet tea (by Yerry)


1 teaspoon violet tea
1/2 teaspoon honey + more

They are all 'binder' for making Neriko.


Checking the smell of non-combustible incense made by Yerry




It smelled like bitter black tea, not quite like violet tea. So I've measured the temperature, then it turned out to be too high: 200 degrees!



So I've lowered internal temperature of the burner to 80 degrees ---> smelled more 'sweet' than just bitter black tea

Sharing Willem's project in development.






Checking extracted smells.