10 March – 14 April 2018
Drawing inspiration from the Japanese ceremony of Kōdō (Way of Incense), 6C7N1H8O16S provides a series of olfactory experiences involving raw materials and exercises in composition.
Alongside incenses collected in Kyoto and essential oils selected in dialogue with curator Akiko Miyake, The Island Club presents perfumes by Adam Christensen, Adham Faramawy, Celia Hempton, Patrizio di Massimo, Mary Ramsden, Magali Reus, Prem Sahib, and Nicoletta Fiorucci concocted during Artist’s Perfume Workshops curated by the Fiorucci Art Trust in collaboration with Creative Perfumers.
Floricienta Iuvenalis perfumer, Chrysa Gregoriou, revisits through a new composition the legacy of one of the island’s native aromatic plants, labdanum, found in the medieval scented pastes known as Birdies of Cyprus and later in François Coty’s famed fragrance Chypre (1917).*
6C7N1H8O16S unfolds on a series of eclectic structures conceived for the exhibition by architect Dakis Panayiotou. These structures of a nature both sculptural and functional, act as the catalysts that facilitate the melding of scents and space.