LA PLACE is pleased to present Yoland Uriz‘ ~.Soinusain.~ (2017-18), a multi-sensory installation that proposes an intimate immersive experience inside sono-olfactive micro-environments. The artist will be giving a presentation at the opening night, marking the start of La Place’s Interpose program created by guest curator Mayssa Fattouh, running until the end of the year.
The visitor is invited to enter three hanging hexagon cubicals, activating sounds of abstract tones and particular scents. The dark space partially depriving the sight enhances the sensations given by the remaining active senses; in that state of intimacy the « user » is transported to other symbolic universes.Traditional perfumery classifies scents in bases, middle and high notes to compose fragrances, just as musical chords are constructed with musical notes. This installation explores combinations of sounds and smells considering the wavelength of the sounds and the molecular size of the scents diffused. One hexagon for the low sounds and odours, another for the mid range frequencies and the last for the high ones. As synesthesia has been explored in the arts mainly by blending vision and hearing, ~.Soinusain.~ is part of Uriz’s research into synesthetic experiences that combine sound and smell in relation to space.
Its first version was co produced by STEIM, where it was premiered at the Amsterdam Museum Night (NL) in November 2017 and will remain part of their ongoing exhibition Micro-Tone at the Sound Art Hallway until 2022. In 2018, its second version was presented at the XXI Mostra d ́art Públic in Valencia University and Santa Monica Barcelona.