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  • Scentiment 2007-2008

    Maker: Andrea Simper
    Materials: dvd
    Courtesy of the artist


01 March 2008 - 05 April 2008

Originating in a time before the understanding of molecules and microbes, scent was worn for its amuletic, talismanic and medicinal properties, as well as enhancing and beautifying the body - much the same as the purpose of jewellery. Scentiment is a moving image installation which incorporates a series of work of the same name. 

Exploring the similarities of these two body-enhancing accessories - scent and jewellery - each piece in the Scentiment series touches the body in locations where perfume is traditionally applied; the neck, décolletage, wrist and chest; leaving behind fragrant and visual traces of their contact.

Andrea Simper is a contemporary jeweller based in Auckland.

Dancer - Georgie Goater 
Filming - Shelley Hargis
Editing - Helen Breeze