“Il profumo è in mostra” is a multisensorial installation master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and myself have created for “Ō Festival”.
Presented at the National Museum of Rome, the exhibition made visitors experience the act of smelling a perfume while looking at it. Each dark cabin, filled with a fragrance, offered a window on the fragrance chemical reaction on photographic paper.
Abstract shapes emerge, depending on the size and weight of the molecules of the perfume that form patterns and thus give an abstract visual representation corresponding, in chemical terms, to the composition of the perfume.
— Collaboration with Francis Kurkdjian. Terme di Diocleziano, National Roman Museum, 2018. (Ph. Andrea Serrau)