Have you ever wanted to create your own perfume? Or fly through the cosmos? From February 23 – March 24, FOST organized a pop-up arcade to facilitate this. Among the experiences are two Dutch entries, entitled Algorithmic Perfumery and Cosmic Sleep. The former allows visitors to have their personalized perfume made by AI, while the latter creates the illusion of space travel through a combination of smells and temperature changes. These experiences were created by Frederik Duerinck.
Frederik Duerinck is a filmmaker and artist located in Breda, Netherlands. He is the lead designer of the award-winning multi sensory installation Famous Deathsand is the co-author of the book Sense of Smell. Duerinck is a member of the cross-media group Polymorf. In his work, he researches the boundaries of conventional storytelling, creating embodied narratives. Marcel van Brakel is currently artistic director of the cross-media group Polymorf. He works as an independent media designer, playwright, librettist, and film and theater director. Van Brakel was co-founder of the film collective FlimFilm and worked as a theater director at Het Witte Vuur.