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.
Above photographs of Lena Ures https://lenaures.com/
Below are photographs of Sarah Willmeroth https://www.sarahwillmeroth.com/