Unleash Your Senses: Dive into the World of Olfactory and Gustatory Perception in Our Upcoming Workshop!
Do you find yourself captivated by the intricate science of scents and tastes, and how they influence art? If so, we have an exciting adventure in store for you! Join us for a one-of-a-kind workshop that promises to take you on a mesmerizing journey into the realm of olfactory and gustatory perceptive systems.
Unlocking the Secrets of Scent and Flavor
Have you ever pondered over the magic behind the sense of smell? Or marveled at the way our brain processes flavors, turning the act of eating into an experience? Brace yourself for an enthralling exploration as we delve into the captivating science underlying olfactory perception. Led by seasoned experts at the crossroads of neuroscience and art, this workshop offers an immersive encounter that seamlessly blends theory with hands-on practice.
An Interdisciplinary Fusion
Our dynamic instructors, who are well-versed in the fields of neuroscience and/or art, will guide you through a remarkable journey that bridges the gap between these seemingly disparate domains. Through interactive lectures, captivating demonstrations, and engaging hands-on activities, you will unravel the physiology behind the senses of smell and taste. Moreover, you’ll gain insight into the rich historical and cultural significance of scent in the realm of art.
Unleash Your Creativity Through Olfactory Expression
This workshop isn’t just about understanding the science – it’s about unleashing your own creativity! Under our expert guidance, you’ll have the chance to experiment with a medley of scents and craft your very own olfactory compositions. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting to explore your creative side, this workshop is tailored to spark inspiration and elevate your comprehension of how scent can enrich our lives.
Secure Your Spot in a Sensory Adventure
This rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting universe of olfactory perception is not to be missed. So why wait? Register today to secure your place in this innovative workshop. Join us on this unforgettable journey led by the luminaries in the fields of neuroscience and art – a journey that promises to awaken your senses, expand your horizons, and kindle your passion for the world of scents and flavors.
- 18:00 Welcome Participants and Housekeeping
- 18:10 Introduction to EDGE Neuroscience & Art e.V., our hosts Eye Square, the workshop series, session and esteemed guests
- 18:20 Speed Meeting With a special focus on olfactory and gustatory preferences
- 18:45 Activity 1. Blindfolded sensory sampling
- 19:15 Activity 2. Breathwork + Artistic References to Art History
- 19:40 Neuroscientific talk Dr. Schmuker
- 20:10 Artistic References Carolina, Erin, Valerian and Goisa
- 20:30-end Collective Artistic Practices and Networking
As part of the workshop, you will have the option to smell and taste a variety of things. If you have any allergies or dietary requirements please let us know when booking.
And finally, try and come along smelling fairly neutral – clean, but not overly perfumed by products is perfect as there will be the option to smell others and be smelled!
Meet the Minds Behind the Workshop
- Neuroscience: Michael Schmuker
- Hosts: Eliana Araque / Anna Kanitz
- Art: Smell Art, Carolina Boettner, Valerian Blos & Gosia Lehmann
Dr. Michael Schmuker
Dr. Schmuker’s research aims at translating algorithms and processes from biology and the brain into solutions for data science and machine learning. He is a pioneer in neuromorphic computing, an emerging technology that takes inspiration from the brain to achieve low-power and low-latency AI. He and his team develop methods for low-latency detection and identification of chemical signals.
Dr. Schmuker is interested in “Odour Space”, that is, the chemical features that capture the properties of odorant molecules. He and his team apply machine learning methods to discover structure-activity and structure-odour relationships in odorant databases.
Valerian Blos & Gosia Lehmann
The artist and designer duo Gosia Lehmann and Valerian Blos work in a research driven approach. Their projects function as a trigger for dialogue and critical reflection regarding human relation to other species and living or non-living matter. Gosia and Valerian’s practice spans across sculptures, installations and performances. They create temporary setups and short lasting moments to intimately engage the audience, through subtle triggers such as smell, vapour or flavour (Humming Stones 2021, Substance of Power 2023) to spaces of confrontation like wrestling rings (Falling Upwards, 2019) or sleeping places (Departure, Arrival, Return, 2019).
Carolina is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist from Argentina. Revealing what is implicit in the subject is what motivates her to create pieces that highlight each part of a whole.
Since her first approach to audiovisual arts, her interest has been placed on a deconstructive attitude towards reality. Deconstruction takes the established concepts and displays how behind each of these concepts one finds its contradictions, its hidden zones, its defeat, its others, its shadows.
Erin Adams, founder of Smell Art, merges science and art to deliver distinctive sensory experiences rooted in the sense of smell. She collaborates with a wide range of artists to enhance live music, theatre performances and film screenings through scent design. She recognises that scent can influence emotions, affect other senses and create a sense of unity amongst strangers. Erin loves to explore the various ways scents can enhance our emotional and neurological responses to our surroundings.
Prepare to be captivated, inspired, and empowered by the symphony of scents and flavors that shape our world. Register now, your sensory adventure awaits!