'Smoke Flowers' is an olfactory art installation made by artist Peter de Cupere.
This May in Venice, certain flowers in the Spazio Thetis gardens in Arsenale form part of De Cupere's olfactory poem. Moved by the abusive impact that modern industry and contemporary lifestyles have on nature's purity, the artist has managed to conjure real flowers to regurgitate the fumes of industrial pollution.
Exhibition: COMMAND ALTERNATIVE ESCAPE
Location: Spazio Thetis Garden next to the Arsenale.
May 6th until May 13th 2017.
Smoke Flowers produce smoke and smell like real air pollution.
With/thanks to the support of IFF. Bernardo Fleming, Meahb Mc Curtin, Laura French, Gregoire Hausson, Marine Hetheier, iff.com.
More info about Peter de Cupere: peterdecupere.net
You can find the concept drawing of Smoke Flowers in his recently published overview book 'Scent in Context, Olfactory Art' scentincontext.com An overview of more than 20 years working with scents, 472 pages.