Polymorf (NL)

Meet the makers - Sensing stories

CONFERENCE FOR THE CURIOUS | VPRO MEDIALAB EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF MEDIA AND STORYTELLING

While odour plays a crucial role in the formation of memories, it is rarely used in art and media. Fascinated by the effects of smell, designers Frederick Duerinck and Marcel Brakel of Polymorf developed the concept for Famous Deaths. The duo did extensive research to establish the final moments as accurate as possible. For example, they analyzed police records and pictures of Whitney Houston’s death scene. From this information, they found out the cigarettes she smoked, what brand of perfume she wore, and that she used olive oil as bath oil. At STRP Biënnale 2017 you can lay down in one of the special morgue coffins. Completely isolated you become immersed in one of the 4-minute documentary soundscapes and its complementary sequence of fragrances.