The Smell of War, art course
Smell artist Peter De Cupere is the curator of "The Smell of War". He challenges an international cast of artists to immerse castle De Lovie in a palette of smells. The context of the exhibition is the first gas offensives in 1915 and the impact of that chemical warfare.
"You automatically think of the smell of gas, but also fear, sweat, disease and death, hygiene situations, gunpowder, the musty and damp smell of the bunkers, the smell of danger, ... but to me also smell as memory. Smell affects olfactory memories strongly. With smells you can invoke conscious or unconscious specific reactions in the visitors. It is the perfect way to summon intuitive memories of the First World War too." Peter De Cupere)
Participating artists: Peter De Cupere (Belgium), Oswaldo Macia (Great Britain), Clara Ursitti (Canada), Maki Ueda (Japan), Sissel Tolaas (Norway), Christophe Laudamiel (France), Gayil Nalls (US), Hilda Kozari, Alex Schweder, Hagen Betzwieser (Germany) e.a.
Peter De Cupere also organises workshops (dates tbc) and he creates a smell artwork with the residents of De Lovie. This work will become an integral part of The Smell of War.
From Thursday until Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
- thursday from 14:00 to 18:00
- friday from 14:00 to 18:00
- saturday from 14:00 to 18:00
- sunday from 14:00 to 18:00