: A SEXUOEROTIC AROUSAL TRIGGERED BY FANTASIES OR ACTUAL SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A DECEASED PERSON
an olfactive stage
a P E R F O R M A N C E
by · · (dots)
a F R A G R A N C E
by Alex Carlin (SYMRISE)
Ingredients: Cedar Leaf, Tagete, Violet, Iris Wood, Velvet Leather, Icy Vanilla, Dry Amber, Damp Patchouli
“It’s a dark fragrance with beauty seeping through. The oily cedar symbolizes the stale, musty morgue air and the damp, dank rag used to wipe and cleanse the corpse. The scent captures a distaste for the world’s twisted perception of beauty, and the person arousal and subsequent infatuation with the corpse. The corpse clean face is portrayed by a fresh violet flower note. « — Alex Carlin
»Ol·fac·to PHILIA« consists of 18 sexual expressions experienced through sound, performance and scent in collaboration with the artists dots (· ·) and symrise. Each fragrance was conceived with the intention of interpreting the personal accounts of 18 different individuals with unusual erotic impulses and recreate the sensory and emotional experience associated with each of these individuals paraphilia. The project aims to expand audiences sensorial appreciation for intimacy and to stimulate an openness towards alternative modes of sensuality.
FOLIE À PLUSIEURS/PERFORMANCE
Folie À Plusieurs/Performance. Time, Space, Body, Audience. A performance series conceived through a series of Olfactive Happenings and collaborative works with a range of international Performance Artists. For each performance an exclusive scent is developed and incorporated live into the the art experience. Some of these fragrances are offered for sale in the form of perfumes or olfactive objects, others only available onsite exclusively for guest that attend each performance.