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