Medium: Glass, Collected Scent, Boxes, Antlers, Wood
Thirty one scents are exhibited in hand blown glass bottles in order to depict current and historic narratives in Philippine history. The scents are displayed in a mock perfume bar setup, called “Ma-I” the precolonial name of the Philippines. The installation included scents such as “War” which smelled like gunpowder and “Government” which smelled like rotten eggs. Also included were various natural scents such as such as ube and pandan which were named after the artist’s memories.
Exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum as part of a group exhibition entitled Thrice Upon A Time:A Century of Story in the Art of the Philippines, 2009
(deer antlers borrowed from the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Collection)