Osmic Resonance is an exploratory audio-olfactory installation that harnesses sympathetic vibrations between sounds and aromas. Created during a one-month Culture at Work Art-Science Residency, the multimedia artist, Jo Burzynska has created a multisensory chamber, in which the aesthetic, scientific and therapeutic potential of sensory interactions are explored and experienced through intensifying and shifting entwined sound- and aroma-scapes.
reminiSCENT surveys contemporary artists initiating multisensory experiences through olfactory encounters. Smelling is classified as a “bodily sense” in that along with touch and taste, in order to be ‘known’ or perceived, they need to be experienced with the body. Scent receptors are located in the olfactory cortex, a zone of the brain that overlaps with the limbic system, the area responsible for some memories and emotion. As a result, scents are often linked to memories and form associations that are highly individualised and subjective. The artworks in this exhibition privilege the sense of smell over that of vision and emphasise language and memory as understood through bodily engagement.
Opening | Thursday 28 June, 6pm
Exhibition dates | 29 June – 12 August
'Common Knowledge and Learning Curves' is the first Australian institutional solo exhibition by Keg de Souza, and stems from the artist’s ongoing interest in the ways we teach and learn. The exhibition seeks to break down hierarchies in typical knowledge exchange, exploring radical pedagogy and its tenets including democratic dialogue, lived experience, inquiry learning, solidarity and unlearning.