Its title is taken from a perfume the Dubai-born artist has produced especially for the show, described by Faramawy as “a translation of a video of vocaloid pop star Hatsune Miku dancing in a garden”. The intent is the translation of a Miku’s “hyperreal” image into an olfactory experience, taking scent as a sculptural form —”a presence without a body”.
The exhibition comes as an extension of Faramawy’s previous research on embodiment, representation and the effect of commercial forms on identity construction (you can read a review of an earlier exhibition, HYDRA, here), and the perfume will be accompanied by an animated advert presented within the installation.
See the exhibition page for details. **