Carbon (C)

Emilija Povilanskaitė

Keywords: High voltage, Scent, Light,, @emilijariv

(dead stars, glass, gunpowder, welding fumes, sugar, hot metal)

The olfactory/light installation emits a scent of “void”, which includes a plasma of hydrogen and helium, as well as electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, neutrinos, dust, and cosmic rays. 

Scent of immense clouds of stardust, diffuse matter that has been driven out of stars as they burned out, collapsed, and exploded.

Following last year's high-voltage installation O₃, this year I have decided to explore C. Carbon is one of the most intriguing molecules, since it's extremely important in the evolutionary scheme of the Universe because of its abundance and ability to form complex compounds. For example, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are aromatic compounds, formed in the aftermath of stellar explosions. These organic compounds were the basis of the scent creation for this work.

Each time installed, the work acquires an entirely unique setup and will never get repeated in the same way.