NOSEGAY: NON-POPULAR SOUND PRINCESS
Larissa Hjorth's olfactory installation immersed the viewer in pink mood lighting, the ambient soundscape of family leisure parks, and surreal floral and flickering pixellated imagery projected large-scale. Plastic stools fitted with toilet-seats sprouted like toadstools, and big pink and red dots spread from the gallery walls and floor out into the foyer. The atomised sent of essential oils was destabilising, like the strange upsidedown view of a Legoland canal-side town captured in a large glossy photograph. Exploring ideas about commodified nature, the work was inspired by Hjorth's experiences in Tokyo where multi-sensorial gigs are ubiquitous.
With the assistance of the artist, a full-colour poster was produced and a colour 36 page catalogue with texts by: Charlotte Day, Olivia Khoo, Mami Kataoka, Itaru Hirano, Chris Chapman, Larissa Hjorth.
above: documentation from the exhibition
'NOSEGAY: NON-POPULAR SOUND PRINCESS'
image: Larissa Hjorth
by Alan Cruickshank
EXHIBITION PROGRAM 2000