Sense of Colour
"Sense of Colour" reveals the scientific mysteries of perfume. By developing medium format film negatives in 8 different perfumes for men, I create images without using a camera or exposing the negatives to light. I've chosen perfumes with a colour mentioned in their marketing name and found out they appear in a different colour. By anatomising the material, hidden ingredients are revealed. I display images that may not be images after all. Perfume eludes the visual because it can only be experienced as scent. At the Charles Nypels Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie, I researched how to translate one to another.
Installation, 8 prints on 315 grams Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, attached to 8 painted strips on wall/ 800 cm (width) x 215 cm (height)/ Unique piece/ 2017.
Also available each perfume colour, print on 315 grams Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper, mounted on aluminium, attached to painted strip on wall/ 100 cm (width) x 215 cm (height)/ Edition of 3 + AP 2/ 2016.
Special thanks to Alain Declercq.