Expanding on research on dematerialisation; this installation takes the form of topological-geometric sculptures that crystallise and eventually disappear.
Relying on the property of camphor to sublimate, the ephemeral sculptures convey concepts of impermanence and the implication of the olfactory sense in contemporary art.
‘Invisible’ components of smell and heat form the crux of the work.
In an already visually dominated contemporary art world, experiencing olfaction and the absence of olfaction has become more interesting.
loss of smell is one of the first symptoms of covid-19, where our lives are majorly reduced to the screens, and we rely heavily on vision.
In the process of documenting a predominantly odorous material, these images take a more commemorative place with the title-
WHAT IS NOT SMELLING IS NOT UNSMELLING