Exposition

An Alphabet for the Nose. (2011)

Sissel Tolaas

About this exposition

Given that our societies have developed a language for colour, it is remarkable that we have not yet developed one for smell. Generally, when we categorize smells we only use the subjective connotations ‘like it’ or ‘don’t like it’. This is why I began to invent the first words for a language of smells, which I named NASALO. After nearly twenty years of collecting and archiving smells and dozens of artistic research projects on smell and smelling, NASALO has developed into an alphabet for the nose with its own logic and linguistic rules.
typeresearch exposition
date01/01/2011
published20/11/2011
last modified15/10/2012
statuspublished
share statusprivate
licenseCC BY-NC-ND
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/7344/7350/40/40
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/jar.7344
published inJournal for Artistic Research
portal issue0.


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7513 Re_searchLab Berlin Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7514 Sissel Tolaas - Nothing stinks Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7503 Work in progress (2) Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7504 Smelling the bacteria Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7505 work in progress Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7506 Details Creative Center Berlin Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7507 Details of the Lab (2) Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7508 Details of Lab Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7509 Overview of Lab Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7510 The smell archive Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7511 Quote from Smell & Language Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7512 exposition title Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7496 FEAR Exhibition Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7497 bio Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7498 Simulation / smell reproduction, process Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7499 FEAR Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7500 Work in progress (5) Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7501 Work in progress (4) Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7502 Work in progress (3) Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7489 NASALO Dictionary Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7490 footnote 1: FEAR exhibitions Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7479 Research Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7480 Tolerance Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7481 smell=information Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7482 Liverpool Biennial 2006 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7483 FEAR- part II Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7484 FEAR=CHEESE = BACTERIA/SMELL - part II Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7485 FEAR/CHEES = BACTERIA/SMELL Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7486 NASALO Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7487 Diana Ackerman quote Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7488 NASALO cloud Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7475 Photo: Frank Paul Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7476 Frank Paul Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7477 SWEAT FEAR | FEAR SWEAT, 2005 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7494 triangle-right Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7495 triangle-left Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7492 New Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7493 triangle-right Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7491 test Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7478 triangle right - II Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7347 Simulation / smell reproduction, process. (4) #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7470 Smellarchive 1990-1997 #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7466 Re_searchLab Berlin #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7462 Details of Lab #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7458 Overview of Lab #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7448 Details of Lab (2) #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7450 Details Creative Center, Lab Berlin #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7446 Work in Process (3) #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7442 Work in Process (2) #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7436 Work in Process (5) #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7432 Work in Process (4) #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7414 triangle-left #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7416 triangle-right #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7412 triangle-right #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7406 Smelling the bacteria #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7398 Liverpool Biennial 2006 #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7399 Liverpool Biennial 2006 #1 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7400 Liverpool Biennial 2006 #2 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7401 Liverpool Biennial 2006 #3 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7402 Liverpool Biennial 2006 #4 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7403 Liverpool Biennial 2006 #5 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7404 Liverpool Biennial 2006 #6 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7380 FEAR - various images #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7381 FEAR - various images #1 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7382 FEAR - various images #2 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7383 FEAR - various images #3 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7384 FEAR - various images #4 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7385 FEAR - various images #5 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7386 FEAR - various images #6 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7387 FEAR - various images #7 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7388 FEAR - various images #8 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7389 FEAR - various images #9 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7390 FEAR - various images #10 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7391 FEAR - various images #11 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7392 FEAR - various images #12 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7393 FEAR - various images #13 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7394 FEAR - various images #14 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7395 FEAR - various images #15 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7396 FEAR - various images #16 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7374 triangle right - II #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7371 Simulation / smell reproduction, process. #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7372 Simulation / smell reproduction, process. #1 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7366 Process simulation #0 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7367 Process simulation #1 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7368 Process simulation #2 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND
7369 Process simulation #3 Sissel Tolaas CC BY-NC-ND

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