LAZNIA 1 2010 - Justyna Gruszczyk PERMEATION
Scent installation in the spaceof the Lower Town
26 - 27.06.2010
Opening 25.06.2010 at 5 p.m
Curator: Agnieszka Kulazińska
The author of the scent formulas: Piotr Kempski

Places of scent installations:

- 25. 06. 2010, 5 p.m – Kameralna Restaurant, Dolne Miasto ul. Łąkowa 50
- Shop ul. Łąkowa 37/38
- Pharmacy "Pod Białą Basztą", ul. Łąkowa 16
- staircase Łąkowa 18
- staircase Łąkowa 35/38

Installations in Restaurant, Pharmacy and Shop open during working hours
Apart from a history, a tradition or typical architecture, a city can be also described by its scent. I decided to change scents of six places. Usual smells will be exchanged on artificial, sourceless one, often contrary to the place which will pervade with the original one. Apart from prepared viewers, the one who would not know about the purposefulness of the swap will appear in the installation space – the regular users of the places. The subconscious of those who will be there for the first time, will connect the artificial scent as the original one. Art, although it is presumed to create fiction, will permeate to the reality and the border of both will blur. Despite of the strong connection with the body, scent can be associated with the spirituality because of its elusiveness and immateriality. The scent of the city is its spirit.
Acknowledgments for: Marek Głódkowski(Pharmacy "Pod Białą Basztą"), Janusz Ratułowski (Shop Łąkowa 37/38), Maria Podlacha ( Kameralna Restaurant), Jan Borkowski, Zdzisław Olszewski, Bogumiła Jarzyńska(BOM-3)


Inkubator programme Has been financial supported by the Gdansk City Hall.
Municipal Institution of Culture