Feel the Scent
In order to make synthetic fragrances graspable in the literal sense, Katerina used the data sets of scent molecules. She transformed the description of the odour of the individual molecules into three-dimensional objects by means of parameters. The respective form is defined by a Scent Pyramid developed in the project, from which the description of the scents can be derived. Three-dimensional bodies consisting of two parts were generated from twelve synthetic scents. Their intersecting surfaces result from the data of their mass spectrometry and thus the measured mass of the molecules. It gives us the opportunity to smell scents and to grasp them sensitively with our hands. In this way we succeed in making the intangible tangible.