Working with perfume maker Michel Roudnitska, Dane Mitchell developed a synthetic scent that corresponds closely to the smell of an empty exhibition space. Mitchell is trying to analyze the difficult-to-describe world of smells and thus provide information about what was previously unnamable or invisible.
The perfume will be presented to the public at the daadgalerie, Berlin on Saturday 28 November at 7.00pm, following a workshop by perfumer Michel Roudnitska on the topic of the sense of smell and the creation of perfumes. Further information on the workshop programme is available here.
Mitchell moved to Germany earlier this year to take up a one-year residency in the Berliner Kunstlerprogramm DAAD. His current exhibition, Minor Optics, closes at the daadgalerie on 28 November 09.