Oswaldo Maciá work about
ALGAE GARDEN

Algae Garden
2000
Smell sculpture

‘Algae Garden’ comprises 150 tampons that are installed of five rotating rings. Each tampon is impregnated with a different fragrance. Some are natural, others artificial, with each one built out of the fragrances of rare flower species. In this olfactory sculpture Maciá examines the contradictions between olfactory and visual information in a re-evaluation of preconceptions about objects, smells, place and memory. It calls for menstruation to be celebrated rather than hidden, or represented by blue fluid.

Presented at:
Continental Shift, A Voyage Between Cultures at Ludwig Forum Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany (2000)

Collaborators:
Smell component created with master perfumer Ricardo Moya (IFF, International Flavors and Fragrances)

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