Memories can't wait


Memories can't wait, Soap-Installation, Text, 300 x 110 cm

A collection of soaps is displayed in a hermetically sealed cabinet. Next to the cabinet is a text with olfactory descriptions of the soaps inside the cabinet. An olfactory space is proposed for the soaps on display, they are associated with metaphors and associative words, but the viewer who can read this information will not smell anything. 

Most objects in art (film, sculpture, paintings), we look at without smelling them. We hypothetically see a smell (In film: Stalker, The Perfume) and we recognize the smells - as an abstract idea. The olfactory object in this installation is not smellable, but the moment the viewer accepts this fact, because he wants to smell what he sees, he remembers the scent. Maybe.