1401, Scent Fountain: Fear and Volatile Marilyn
The top of a white pedestal has a texture that is sharp and pointy on one side and curvy on the other. Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel selected a different scent to accompany each texture. A scent called Fear is cold and electric, "like touching a knife," while Volatile Marilyn recalls the white dress, soft skin, airy freshness, and hidden torment of Marilyn Monroe.
Scent fountain mechanism designed by Dmitry Rinberg, NYU Neuroscience Institute (New York, New York, USA); Surface designed by Studio Joseph (New York, New York, USA, founded 1996); Scent, CNC-routed MDF (medium density fiberboard), fans, electronic components
Air Sculpture: Fear SD2, 2011
Christophe Laudamiel (French, born 1969); Scent
Air Sculpture: Volatile Marilyn #17, 2014–17
Christophe Laudamiel (French, born 1969), Ugo Charron (French, born 1992); Scent
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.