24 Hours, 15 Scents
by the Institute for Art and Olfaction
in collaboration with Eileen G’Sell, The Firecracker Press
and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis
Personal narratives from people living in St. Louis will be collected, printed, scented and debuted at the Pulitzer in this multi-sensory project. Inviting readers to experience the city through written and olfactory stories, this project encourages participants to consider scent as a legitimate form of storytelling and expression, a marker of presence, and a means of communication and connection to the world around us.
Stories were created out of interviews writer Eileen G’Sell conducted with 15 St. Louisans, from all parts of the city.
The IAO created a series of scents based on elements of the stories, which were then printed – along with the stories – by The Firecracker Press.
VIDEO OF THE PRINTING PROCESS
Saturday June 18: Scent-Creation Workshop
at The Firecracker Press
The IAO conducted a scent workshop for the interviewees, where each participant was invited to create a scent inspired by their experience of the city.
Friday June 24: Fifth Contemporary Night Out
at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Kemper Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis
A collaborative evening of short programs that address various aspects of the world of contemporary art. This year’s program explores the role of the artist as activist, examining the issue of identity.
6pm: Allison Taylor (Education and Community Engagement) at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
7pm: Alex Elmestad (Director of Learning and Engagement), and Lyndon Barrois Jr. (Great Rivers Biennial artist) at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
8pm: Saskia Wilson-Brown (founder and director of the Institute for Art and Olfaction) at Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Cost: Free to attend, registration required
Saturday June 25: ’24 Hours 15 Scents’ Release Party
at Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis
At this release party, the printed stories will be given to visitors free of charge, inviting readers to experience the city through written and olfactory stories, and encouraging participants to consider scent as a form of expression, a marker of presence, and a means of connection to the world around us.
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Free to attend
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 (Map)