2018 / 2019
Photo Credit: Camilla Greenwell
Original performer and Collaborator: Maroula Iliopoulou
Performer and Collaborator: Amy Robyn Lyster
Concept and Direction: Amy Toner
Scent Design: Bernardo Fleming, Caro Verbeek.
Aroma Jokey: Jorg Hempenius
Commissioned by: Art Historian Caro Verbeek, for Stedelijk Statements.
Performance History: Mediamatic Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Brighton
Dome, Sussex Dance Network.
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.
Photo Credit for all of the above: Ernst Van Deursen