This image is imprinted with the Smell Of The Moon as
Silkscreen, 270 x 170 mm, Edition 300
2010, (WE COLONISED THE MOON, Hagen Betzwieser, Sue Corke)
described by Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke and designed as
a scent for us by flavourist Steven Pearce at Omega Ingredients, UK.
»It is really a strong smell. It has that taste – to me,
gunpowder – and the smell of gunpowder, too.«
Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 astronaut, 1972
(top) Moon Smell, WE COLONISED THE MOON, Hagen Betzwieser, Sue Corke))
(bottom) Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt covered with lunar dirt. nasa.gov))
Moon, Scratch & Sniff is a commission for the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
and was launched there as part of an event on olfactory art in September 2010.
The print is a forerunner for the installation ENTER AT OWN RISK,
commissioned by The Arts Catalyst and FACT.
Prints available now from Edinburgh Printmakers, and the Fruitmarket Gallery in
Edinburgh from December 2010.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
do it - smell it