[rohrpost] ACI-Surfing with... Saskia Wilson-Brown 24.03.2021 6pm (CET) / 10 pm (PST)
Gallery Art Claims Impulse
info at art-claims-impulse.com
Mi Mär 24 13:43:16 CET 2021
We would like to invite you to our *ACI-Surfing with... Saskia
Wilson-Brown - 24.03.2021 6pm (CET) / 10 pm (PST).
*Link for Live-Stream*
French and American by upbringing, Cuban and English by blood, Saskia
received her BA (fine art) from UC Berkeley and her MA (fine art) from
Central Saint Martins.
A producer and curator for visual art and film, Saskia co-directed the
seminal Silver Lake Film Festival, ran international outreach and
development for Al Gore’s Current TV, and has consulted on a number of
arts, film and transmedia projects, including the P2P distribution
platform VODO, DIY Days, TEDActive and Slamdance Film Festival. In 2012,
her interest in unorthodox practices led her to create The Institute for
Art and Olfaction (IAO), a non-profit arts organization devoted to
experimentation, access, and education in perfumery. Through the IAO,
she has launched partnerships with institutions such as Goethe Institut,
Hammer Museum, Getty Institute, Danish Film Institute and National Media
Museum UK (with Tammy Burnstock), Standard Hotel, Atlas Obscura,
Huntington Library, Wallace Collection, Silent Green Kulturquartier,
Watts Gallery, LACMA, and many more. In 2013, she launched the Art and
Olfaction Awards, an awards mechanism for independent, artisan and
experimental perfumers, which she has produced in Los Angeles, Berlin,
London and Amsterdam. In addition to countless art installations and
events, she has also produced large public-facing experimental programs
relating to olfaction including the Biennial Scent Fair LA (with Darin
Klein) and the annual Experimental Scent Summit (with Klara Ravat).
Recent projects include a multi-year exploration of open source
strategies in scent-making called Open Sourcing Smell Culture, building
and maintaining a perfume garden servicing the Bell Homeless Shelter in
Los Angeles in partnership with GrowGood.
In 2019 and 2020, Saskia was a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of
Art in London, teaching about scent-making as a creative practice in the
MA Fashion program. In March of 2020, when Covid-19 made travel and
in-person events impossible, she spearheaded a quick launch of an online
division of the Institute for Art and Olfaction. Through
artandolfaction.online, the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) team
and collaborating teachers served just over 600 people from diverse
locations around the world, within the first 30 days. This allowed the
IAO to continue its mission to facilitate access to the tools and
information of perfumery, while reaching an even wider audience through
increasingly affordable, well-researched and authentic online education.
Current projects include producing a semi-monthly radio show called
Perfume on the Radio and finishing a documentary about ownership and
historic reconstruction in the field of perfumery while pursuing a PhD
about the relationship between perfume, access and power.
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