Manifesto for olfactory–acoustic sculpture compositions

Or, a useless guide

Smell must make you stop and think.

Noise is a sound we are yet to place within language.

The distinction between noise and sound is dependent on knowledge.

The noise of the composition is sourced the animal kingdom. In the realm of bioacoustics these calls are sounds.

Perfume refers to a smell that has been classified by language.

The isolated olfactory molecules, or ‘notes’, of the composition must be unfamiliar, outside of language.
The composition does not need to respond an acoustic or linguistic reference.

Titles are not descriptive; rather they are material and tactile elements of the composition.

The works create scenarios where perception tests the limit of knowledge.

The work must be a ‘small deep lake and never a shallow ocean’.

Oswaldo Maciá 2013

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