Scentbar: scents for Troubled Times

Scentbar: scents for Troubled Times

At Scentbar, consumers are expected many different questions regarding their memories. With the outcomes of these concerns, a specialist then produces an individualized formula to mirror the clients’ anxieties and desires. The perfumes are blended from an smell palette that features ubiquitous, contemporary scents such as for instance processed foods, light industry, leasing car and grandma’s bag. Unlike mass-produced customer products which cannot perhaps make one “unique”, Scentbar delivers undoubtedly one-of-a-kind scents in simply fifteen minutes. Each scent is really as personal as our memories, hopes and worries. Two lab-coated clinicians, designers Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, staff the bar. Dempsey administers the scent-questionnaire and Millan produces each individualized perfume.

This gallery piece inhabits the area in a non-theatrical means, acting as residing sculpture or replica of “real-world” commercial web site.

Duration: one to two weeks evening

First performed: 2003, Reminiscents Festival, Fado Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Jim Drobnick september

Photos by Cindy Baker, Sheila Spence and Nicole Burisch

We’re speaking Vulva

Larger than life, We’re chatting Vulva publicly covers all the things that are private vulvas do. These fundamental individual functions are served with available humour that is good pride. In this hilarious use and care manual, the giant vulva is unselfconscious her parts and functions as she describes. She’s got fun. She raps and dances her experience, plus in the procedure exorcizes a few of the socialization that is negative feminine physiology.

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