Beneath her eyes
choreographed by Amy Toner
Performed: at Stedelijk Statements ’The Museum of Smells’ curated by Caro Verbeek, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2018 and at Mediamatic’s Odorama – Scent and Movement, Amsterdam, 2018
The performance, Beneath Her Eyes, is a physical and olfactory response to the futurist poem ‘Ritratto Olfattivo di una Donna’ (1932) (Olfactory Portrait of a Woman) by Marinetti. This work of art, printed on a piece of metal, addresses both olfaction and movement as it follows the scent trail of a woman. The performance explores notions of beauty, the gaze and the olfactory body of a woman.
Image credit: Ernst van Deursen