- AUSTRIA -
the political aroma
mercaptan, olfactory mixture of wiener schnitzel, beer, apple
expires on: 2.3.2000
actionartist Robert Jelinek devotes a specifically Austrian
fragrance to the EXPO 2000. The fragrance with the expiry
date of 2.3.2000, the day on which the Austrian government
was formed, will be exhibited as a 50ml flacon in a shipping
container. Due to the intense concentration/dosage contained
in the flacon, an invisible olfactory barrier of up to 50
meters will be created at the very center of the EXPO 2000
- thus confronting visitors to the world exhibition with a
nasally insurmountable boundary. Only outside a radius of
more than 100 meters is the original topnote of this specifically
Austrian fragrance revealed.
two years ago, Robert Jelinek and his ultra-mobile Viennese
label Sabotage Communications caused an international stir
with "CaSH - The Scent of Money." CaSH corresponds
to the fragrance of a freshly printed US $100 bill and was
distilled by Sabotage into specially-created flacons (50ml,
unisex, Eau de Toilette).
soon: EURO-notes with various national aromas will be available.
The scent of the Euro will hit the shops as a vacuum-sealed
banknote and is intended for use as an air freshener.
their current project "AirConditions," an olfactory
exhibition throughout the city of Vienna (11-17 September
2000), Robert Jelinek and his team disclose new nasal pathways
and try to revitalize an aesthetics of scent.
poster (C) Sabotage Communications 2000 -