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0104, Dialect for a New Era, 2017–18

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{
"label_number": "0104",
"title": "Dialect for a New Era, 2017–18",
"description": "Six low, white pillars glow with light. On the top of each pillar, a line of text describes a complex emotional state, such as \"a moment of collective déjà vu.\" A button releases a unique scent. The installation explores how scent could expand language by connecting emotions with unique smells. It was designed by Polymorf and IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.), in collaboration with linguist Asifa Majid and perfumer Laurent Le Guernec.",
"instructions": "Read the text on top of each pillar. Braille text is on the back of each pillar.\n\nPress the button on right side of pillar and smell the fragrance.",
"tombstone": "Artistic Concept and Interface Design: Frederik Duerinck (Dutch, born 1976) and Marcel Van Brakel (Dutch, born 1970), Polymorf (founded Netherlands, 2003); Perfumer: Laurent Le Guernec (IFF); Scientist: Asifa Majid; Creative Direction: Jean-Christophe Le Grévès and Anahita Mekanik (IFF); Scientific Advisor: Sissel Tolaas; Plexiglass, metal interior, LED lighting, fragrance; Courtesy of IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.)"
}

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