According to other artists in the smell art community, the Smeller does what no one else in the intervening time period has ever managed to do: it pumps a series of defined, distinct smells into the room, one after the next. The scents dissipate just as the next one arrives: horse, then cinnamon, and then something that reminded me of an underground car park. Different types of berry, in vibrato, one after the other. No sound, no visuals, just a scent, and then another, every inhalation a new surprise.
— Artist Wolfgang Georgsdorf's Smeller 2.0, at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius Bau museum last summer. Read more at Welcome to the Cinema of Smells, where movies are a different kind of cheesy at The Outline. (Further reading: A Symphony of Smells: An Interview with Wolfgang Georgsdorf at BerlinArtLink.)
Great article from The Outline. Georgsdorf’s Smeller machine sounds amazing, and it was cool to read about the history of smell art.
I am perplexed about why it appears now, so long after the event, but it was very interesting!