Shards/Estilhaços is an on- going artwork project based on the artist's collection of broken wine glasses. It is organized through an olfactory artist’s book and site-specific installations.
Shards, It was glass and it broke is a scented artist book that brings together artisanal work and nanotechnology. The scents in this book have their origin in texts by six writers created from the memory of a forgotten smell left in wineglass shards at the moment of breakage. The smells created by the artist with support of Givaudan do Brasil are: Affection, Absence,Illusion,Pleasure, Emptiness,
and Persistence. The book cover exudes the fragrance Glass, developed by Nadège Le Garlantezec, perfurmer at Givaudan, Paris. It is trapped in volatile molecules inside the fibers of the handmade paper, produced at the Universidade de Brasilia, to preserve the scent and ensure that it emanates slowly when touched. The book contains seven photographs, a representation of the artist's collection of broken glasses transmuted to fantasy scenarios.
Shards, It was glass and it broke, 2015, artist’s book, handmade paper produced with cigarrete butts. Nanocapsules. Six smells in 5ml vials numbered and titled, 22cm x 20cm x 4cm. Edition of 100 signed and numbered.
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Shards: site-specific installation, artist's book, broken glass, wine glasses, six smells, video projection.
Installation presented at Casa da America Latina, Universidade de Brasilia.
Photo credit: Angela Babour
Shards: site-specific installation, artist's book, broken wine glasses, six smells, six ceramic turtles as smell containers, text.
Installation presented at the Center for Book Arts, New York.
Photo credit: Joe upham