Oswaldo Maciá work about
TRANSITION

Transition
2014
Olfactory-acoustic scenario

'Transition' is an olfactory-acoustic sculpture housed in a six-metre long tunnel where people are invited to sit, listen, smell and wait. Collaborating with a master perfumer, Maciá worked with a list of plants that are near extinction to create the smell component. The soundtrack is a composition of animal calls that are likewise under threat. There is ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ is an aphorism suggesting hope. The natural historian Professor Richard Fortey notes that extinction is a process of natural transition, yet for these species there will be no return.

Presented at:
Here Today, London, UK (2014)

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

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