+ —. Custom perfume inspired by volatity in private markets, collaboration with Sergey Dziniruk. Limited edition of 50.
Custom packaging, screenprint on Somerset paper, pure-glass bottle, atomiser.
The perfume was created by dividing its constituting elements, into a series of four layers, following the tradition of the French perfumery; the notes contained in Technology, through conjuring up the peculiar power of Dihydromyrcenol with Rose Oxide and Styrax, deliver the fresh, computer clean fragrance of freshly purchased electronics.
The highly substantive, precious and stable notes of amber, also known as the ‘floating gold’, in combination with Heliotropin, often used to distil the psychoactive MDA, make up for the Money accord. A mixture of Narcissus, the flower into which the proud Greek hunter was transformed after endlessly contemplating his image in the dark pool, and the spiritual notes of Frankincense, incarnate the Personality trait.
Darkness, is ultimately delivered through using a blend of the cruelly obtained feral Civette Absolute and the synthetic distilled Musk, which has replaced its natural counterpart since 19th century when the white-bellied musk deer has been listed as endangered because of overexploitation.
The four constituting accords, as part of the No Not Never None show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, are then sprayed by Latency Docet a data driven sculpture positioned at the centre of the gallery space and connected to a database of on-line available data derived from dark pools (source Finra, the Financial Industry Regulator Authority).
Dark pools, or private financial forums of exchange for trading securities, have been recently made object of large criticism, especially in conjunction with illicit practices of front running and accuses of price manipulation.
A custom code connected to the sculpture in the gallery searches for patterns from the data and it fires a blend of the four accords in the physical space, in so recreating an impermanent olfactory experience which, by tries to recreate a physical bridge between the fluctuation of the markets and the transient condition of human existence.