One of the teacher at the Rietvelt Academy in Amsterdam asked me to participate in the students' project with the theme object / symbol / culture.
The students and the 4 guests (including me) were asked to bring one object and tell about it and himself/herself in 1 or 2 minutes.
They brought brick, egg... and
and an apple that's naturally dried 11 years ago.
I wanted to bring something invisible and olfactory, but the 'object' had to be something to be photographed. So I brought this necklace. It's made with massive sandalwood, so it's not just a necklace but also a perfume. By wearing it the sandalwood gets heated by the body temperature and its fragrance gets subtly diffused. It's an object where function, material, and form interact each other.
Now students have 2 weeks to create T-shirts with their own ideas, and we'll get together in the beginning of November again for their presentation.