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Presentation at Experimental Scent Summit v.2

Some of the students will present their games at: Experimental Scent Summit in London, U.K on Apr 18-19.

This course is mentioned in Caro Verbeek's article

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Smell courses in art academies: fresh perspectives 
More and more art students (the Royal College of Art, the Hague, the Royal College of Art, London and PXL Mad, Hasselt) are taught how to engage with new and demanding (museum) audiences through the sense of smell.
The Dutch-Japanese artist Maki Ueda has been teaching the course ”Smell and Art” at the ArtSicence Interfaculty at the Royal Academy of Arts the Hague for almost 10 years now. Ueda choose the olfactory game as a starting point because it requires a creative approach, that is neutral in a sense that the quality and nature of the scents are less important than the sense of smell itself:
“From the beginning I made a conceptual and abstract approach to medium of smell […] We always have limited fragrance materials but we never end up with thinking of new games”
Beside challenging her students to playfully explore the limits of our most neglected sense in order to get acquainted with its characteristics and peculiarities, there is also a practical dimension. Students actually learn the basic skills of perfume making:
“There needs to be a poetic aesthetic dimension too. That is why I teach students a somewhat scientific approach to the medium of smell by extracting and composing, in order to entertain their audience in a creative way”



Odorama: Game Edition @ Mediamatic, Amsterdam

For centuries, 'kodo' has been played in Japan, the game and art of appreciating incense. For a more intense and realistic experience of games, game-makers in the West nowadays also use scent. In this Odorama edition on 14 February, olfactory artists and designers take scent to a different level. From traditional games to digital olfactory play and virtual reality, this edition plays with scent beyond the everyday experience. Even the smell of dreams - a rarely researched phenomenon will be discussed. 

With: Simon Niedenthal, Marie Ehrndal, Maki Ueda, Natali Blugerman. 
Sudents of ArtScience interfaculty: Sophia Bulgakova, Sunna Svavarsdottir, Lauren Jetty Howells-Green, Georgia Kosmatou and Kay Churcher.

Odorama is curated by Caro Verbeek

Odorama: Game Edition
Wednesday 14 February
Program starts at 20:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: €7,50 pre-sale | €10 door | Students €5 (incl. Administration fee) https://mediamatic.stager.nl/web/tickets/154993