Explore the smells of your city, environment or another location by simply walking by and sniffing with the Blind Smell Stick.
The little bulb on top of the stick has holes in it and it detects the smells. With the use of a few mini ventilators, heating, and filters, the scents reach your nose through a special tube. You can wear dark sunglasses and really focus on the smells or you can also open the dark glasses and take a look at what you're smelling.
It's another way to explore a city or the surroundings.
The Blind Smell Stick lets you re-design the way you experience your life. It's also a tool to help blind people to find their way and to help them enjoy their daily life more.
It has a lot of possibilities. We could make a smell line (Smell Groove) through the city and every street would have their own smell. That makes it easier on people to find their way and also makes it more pleasurable.
In the exhibition you can see 4 prototypes of the Blind Smell Stick and 1 prototype of the Blind Smell Touch (Glove).
The prototypes were used and tested in Rio de Janeiro in the World Creativity Biennial of 2012
While visiting the exhibition The Olfactory produces smells in the room. The scents will change during the exhibition.
The Blind Smell Stick is a smell concept by the Belgian artist Peter de Cupere. For more info about his other olfactory artworks visit his website www.peterdecupere.net.
The Olfactory is located and on show in the UPDATE 5 exhibition until November 23 in the Zebrastraat, Ghent.
Location Kunsttentoonstelling Update_5 : Zebrastraat/ New Zebra
Zebrastraat 32/001, 9000 Gent
Organisation: Stichting Liedts-Meesen