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Damascena Garden


Damascena garden, 2018

Instalação olfativa composta por flores de gesso feitas com golab (água de rosas iraniana) e vídeo | Scented Installation with plaster prepared with golab (Iranian rose water) and video

Dimensões variáveis, video: cor, audio 4'24''in loop | Variable dimensions, video: color, audio, 4’ 24’’ in loop.


Trabalho realizado durante o processo de residência artística | Work developed during the residency at the Kooshk Residency in Teeran, Iran. 


Damascena garden é uma instalação olfativa composta por milhares de rosas feitas com gesso e golab (água de rosas iraniana). A instalação também é composta por um vídeo que foi gravado durante o festival golab giri, uma cerimônia tradicional em que se destilam as águas de rosas em Kashan, Irã e mostra a tradicional colheita manual das rosas de damasco pela manhã.


Vidro frames

Damascena garden is a scented installation composed by thousands of roses made out of plaster and gol​ab (rose water). The installation is also composed by a video that was recorded during the golab giri festival (tradition ceremony to make rose water in Kashan, Iran) and it shows the traditional hand-picking of rose flowers in the morning.


“É tudo muito muito!” (it’s overwhelming!)


Arriving in Kashan, this was the first thing I told him when getting out of the car. Only then, I was able to fulfil my perception with the divine smell of damask’s flower. Almost as if the colours and the sounds of that desert landscapes alongside the road weren’t enough.

There were moments wherein nothing specific happened, but in which our memories was being marked by new scents, sounds, textures and an infinity of sensations. I was, again, dealing with the evanescence. We knew we couldn’t capture that experience in any framework. So, we sat quietly  to just observe it. 

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