2018_10_12_0076_SMA_Statements_Caro_Verb

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

Links: 

https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/events/stedelijk-statements-caro-verbeek

https://futuristscents.com/2018/12/12/the-museum-of-smells-art-historical-scents-at-the-stedelijk-museum-amsterdam/

https://www.amytonerdance.co.uk/beneath-her-eyes

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