Sophia Amelia Eickhoff: SMELL

As a form of communication

This is an exploration of the negative societal conditioning to human odors. This phenomenon is due to the standards of hygiene, evolving through sedentary lifestyles and socioeconomic disparities. Body odors and pheromones give information about our health, initially the reproductive potential. Here the mouth and nose are connected to the parts of the body with the most informative odors, selectively exposing the individual to inherently “unpleasant” odors while blocking other senses.

Sophia Amelia Eickhoff is an artist from Weimar, Germany. In her studies, she focuses on perception and perception comparison through art, design and technology.