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
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.
artist's book, broken glasses, wine glasses, sound, six original smells: Affection, Pleasure, Illusion, Emptiness, Persistence and Absence, six pedestals, chains.
Presented at Museu de Arte Contemporânea de São Paulo.
Photo credit: João Caldas
Site-specific installation, artist's book, broken wine glasses, text, six ceramic turtles as smell dispensers and six smells: Affection, Pleasure, Illusion, Emptiness, Persistence and Absence.
Presented at the Center for Book Arts,
Photo credit: Joe Upham
Site-specific installation, artist's book, broken glass, wine glasses, video projection and six smells: Affection, Pleasure, Illusion, Emptiness, Persistence and Absence.
Presented at Casa da America Latina, Universidade de Brasilia.
Photo credit: Angela Babour