curated by Megan Fizell

reminiSCENT surveys contemporary artists initiating multisensory experiences through olfactory encounters.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 25 July 2018 to Saturday 11 August 2018

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Published by MAY SPACE on Sunday 15 July 2018.
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Smelling is classified as a “bodily sense” in that along with touch and taste, in order to be “known” or perceived, they need to be experienced with the body. Scent receptors are located in the olfactory cortex, a zone of the brain that overlaps with the limbic system, the area responsible for some memories and emotion. As a result, scents are often linked to memories and form associations that are highly individualised and subjective. The artworks in this exhibition privilege the sense of smell over that of vision and emphasise memory as understood through bodily engagement.

Artists include Jo Burzynska, David Capra, Todd Fuller, Liz Henderson, Melinda Le Guay, Jayne McSwiney, Archie Moore, Mylyn Nguyen, Bill Noonan, Susanna Strati, Janet Tavener, Claire Anna Watson, Martynka Wawrzyniak, Melinda Young.