[spectre] ACI-Surfing with... Saskia Wilson-Brown 24.03.2021 6pm (CET) / 10 pm (PST).

Pierre Wolter piewo at art-claims-impulse.com
Wed Mar 24 13:38:38 CET 2021

Dear All.

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* 


*Saskia Wilson-Brown

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.

Kind regards,

Pierre Wolter


Pierre Wolter
Senior Curator & Gallerist
Tel: +49(0)15165906600
E-Mail: pierre at art-claims-impulse.com
Art Claims Impulse
Markgrafenstr. 86
10969 Berlin
Wolter & Zagrean GbR
Ramlerstraße 28a
13355 Berlin

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