The Search is an artists’ film that features in Thanatos, a multisensory touring exhibition centring on an eponymous original perfume that evokes the scent of a decomposing body in a woodland.
The perfume is the result of a collaboration between artist Eric Fong, perfumer Euan McCall and forensic anthropologist Dr Anna Williams, whose research on the 400+ volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted during human decomposition underpins the project.
Exhibition, screening and events:
9 Jan - 23 Feb 2020: Phoenix Cinema & Art Centre, Leicester (phoenix.org.uk/event/thanatos)
26 Feb - 31 Mar 2020: Constantine Gallery, Teesside University, Middlesbrough
2 Apr - 6 May 2020: The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London (oldoperatingtheatre.com)