SMELLS OF BODEN
In my time as a guest artist at the @medienfrische festival, I stayed in a village of 20 inhabitants at 1400 meters above sea level. There, Smells of Boden was born. A project rooted in the sea and extending to the heights. For months now, I have been developing scents that emerge from the coasts, but in this case, I moved the project to the Alps.
Collecting more than 30 fragrances from the local herbs, from the farms, from the waters and wetlands of the rivers, I created through fats and a still of copper, series of scents that composed a perfect journey in the mountains. The process of the portrait of that small village called Boden, could be observed in an atelier where I worked. Visits from the residents and other artists further enriched the work. For the final presentation, I distributed the bottles of essences in different parts of the valley, creating an olfactory path that showed my stay on the hills and how I felt them through the sense of smell.
The artists Lena Ures and Sarah Willmeroth documented through photography the beautiful moment of the presentation and the process in the atelier respectively.