At Scentbar, consumers are expected many different questions regarding their memories. Making use of the link between these concerns, a specialist then produces an individualized formula to mirror the clients’ anxieties and desires. The perfumes are blended from an smell palette which includes 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 really one-of-a-kind scents in simply a quarter-hour. Each scent can be 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 area in a way that is non-theatrical acting as residing sculpture or replica of “real-world” commercial web web web site.
Duration: one evening to fourteen days
First performed: 2003, Reminiscents Festival, Fado Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Jim Drobnick september
Photos by Cindy Baker, Sheila Spence and Nicole Burisch
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