Parfum de l'Oubli 2016 — ongoing
Hermetically sealed handblown glass spheres containing Wild jujuba (Ziziphus) fragrance, text, dried plant, vitrine case, imprinted fabric, text (variable size)
Perfume developped with the departement of chemistry, under the direction of Isabelle Parrot-Smietana, Pharm.D.-PhD, University of Montpellier. Glassblower: Tristan Beldi, University of Montpellier.
A scientific encounter: on interobjectivity, Pdf (french)
Faculté de Médecine, Montpellier, 2017
Parfum de l'Oubli ("Perfume of Forgetting") contains an extract of the Wild Jujube plant (Ziziphus jujuba syn. Ziziphus zizyphus). The plant is considered to be the lotos, described by Homer in The Odyssey. On his journey back from the Trojan war, Ulysses and his soldiers dock on the isle of the Lotos-Eaters, the people who eat lotos, a magical plant that provides forgetfulness. The glass balls containing the perfume are placed on prints of which the glass enlarges their pattern creating gaps into the surface, "memory gaps" as a sort of synesthesic score.