I’m gutted to realise that I meant to post this at the beginning of July and forgot to, so please have a look now at what these amazing folks are up to, and keep an eye out for future events (which hopefully I’ll manage to post in time!).
“7 Through the Nose” will expand upon Josely Carvalho’s longstanding work with the olfactory. Participants will explore their own senses of smell and its powerful relationship to memory and emotion. Starting in Times Square and sniffing through Flushing, the group will identify synthetic smells (i.e. smells created to entice sales: such as french fries and store-specific fragrances) and existing natural urban smells, (i.e.sweat, herbs, fish, bread and urine). Via memory, metaphor and association, Josely will work with each participant to record smells in individual and collective scent journals; an evanescent geography of odors.
Each walk holds 12 people and will begin in Times Square and end around the Flushing-Main Street subway stop.
Date / Time: Tue, Jul 10, 2012, 6:30pm
Thu, Jul 12, 2012, 6:30pm
Sat, Jul 14, 2012, 4:00pm
Starting Point: 40th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY
Duration: 2 hours