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Scentbar: scents for Troubled Times

Scentbar: scents for Troubled Times

At Scentbar, consumers are expected a number of questions regarding their memories. Utilizing the link between these concerns, a specialist then produces an individualized formula to mirror the clients’ anxieties and desires. The perfumes are blended from a smell palette that features ubiquitous, contemporary scents such as for instance unhealthy foods, light industry, leasing car and grandma’s bag. Unlike mass-produced customer items that cannot perhaps make one “unique”, Scentbar delivers fragrances that are truly one-of-a-kind simply quarter-hour. Each fragrance can be as personal as our memories, hopes and worries. Two lab-coated clinicians, performers Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, staff the club. Dempsey administers the scent-questionnaire and Millan produces each perfume that is personalized.

This gallery piece inhabits the room in a way that is non-theatrical acting as residing sculpture or replica of “real-world” commercial web web web site.

Duration: one night to a couple of weeks

First performed: September 2003, Reminiscents Festival, Fado Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Jim Drobnick

Photos by Cindy Baker, Sheila Spence and Nicole Burisch

We’re chatting Vulva

Larger than life, We’re chatting Vulva publicly covers every one of the private things that vulvas do. These fundamental individual functions are served with available humour that is good pride. In this hilarious use and care manual, the giant vulva is unselfconscious as she defines her parts and functions. She’s fun. She raps and dances her experience, as well as in the procedure exorcizes a few of the socialization that is negative feminine structure.

The live concert ended up being reconceived by Dempsey and Millan, and became a movie in 1990. Developed as being a mock music video clip, it upends objectives by changing the typical brooding, directly, white, male celebrity with a vulva that is giant. She goes about her time (shopping, banking, working at a construction web web web site), embodying the essential fundamental section of her feminine identification.