Sunday, June 01, 2008

Body Odor as the Outer Skin - finished -



Here follows the documentation of the project "The Body Odor as the Outer Skin" that I've been working these 2 months.

(previous post concerning this project)

The project was developed in commission by the dance company EG| PC. The dancers' sweat from the rehearsals was all extracted and put in the bottle as a perfume. All the 7 bottles contain the different body odor from the different person. It's the perfume for smelling rather than wearing.


(Draining the clothes. After that the new one is being stuffed in the liquid, so that the scent gets more and more concentrated.)


(Distilling afterwards helps more concentration)


(Filtering)




(Making the balance between the scents, so that all smell equally strong)


(Making the balance of the top/middle/base note of the scent. When the top note is missing, I add the raw liquid. It's the important process using the nose.)


(Checking how they smell with the mini bottles)


(Bottling)


(each 200 bottles)


(7 scents in total)


(1400 bottles are made in the end)

These perfumes are meant to be sold during the Holland Festival , in occasion of the dance performance by EG | PC.

2 comments:

Moritz said...

Hey Maki,
I still got much more detailed photos of you preparing the scents, gotta send them to you when I´m back in Rdam (in Vienna now)!

witch said...

Hello Moritz

I was wondering how you're doing - have a good time back home in Vienna. I look forward to the photos - let's have a coffee! (I'm pretty much away but I'll be back in the end of Aug.)