Sissel Tolaas - It must be the weather, Part 1: Dirty 1
Sissel Tolaas, It must be the weather, Part 1: Dirty 1, 2001 Norwegian artist Sissel Tolaas makes works that inhabits the world of science and commerce as if what she makes were real experiments or products. Her work is often ephemeral and she has used fire, water, air and smells in previous projects. For her It must be the weather, Part 1: Dirty 1 she also used the services of one of the director’s dogs who wore a special instrument that noted the smells she sniffed out on a walk around the sadly rather filthy streets of Deptford, where MOI Site 2 was located. Using 'Headspace' technology, developed by the perfume industry, Tolaas extracted specific smells from the walk and turned them into perfume. Dirty 1 was made with a Parisian perfume house and had a unique smell. Tolaas also showed a video of the walk from the dogs point of view with a soundtrack of local weather reports and music from the local Salvation Army band.
Sissel Tolaas Born 1959 in Norway; lives and works in Berlin. It must be the weather, Part 1: Dirty 1, 2001 Perfume, video, vinyl text, perfume diffuser. Photograph: David Grandorge.