Our podcast episode "Your Body Odor,Your Destiny" explores the subtle ways in which we detect the presence of disease in the body odors of our fellow humans. I believe we mentioned German odor artist Sissel Tolaas in the podcast (she also came up in our episode "Smells to Blow Your Mind"), but I wanted to share another smell-powered artist with you.
Meet Belgian artist Peter De Cupere. He paints with scents, sculpts with soap and builds smell-based art installations. His performance piece "Sweat" nicely sums up the focus of his work. Here's an excerpt from the artist himself:
Sadly, you cannot smell the performance here. But you can view it:
What's he working on now? Why a perfume of course. It's called "Peter" and it's "a composition of the smells of his body, skin of different parts, breath, sweat, sperm, spittel, nose drops, blood and many more smells you can imagine with a person."
Are you intrigued or afraid?