SMELL.BYTES T.M. colonizes our nasal
passages. In SMELL BYTES T.M., Jenny Marketou explores "smell," the oldest and
newest territory of displaced identity as an evocative and mnemonic space that
reminds us of our earliest memories of nutrience and danger. It integrates the
physical and digital world to investigate conditions of subjectivity in the time
of flesh eating technologies.
Executive Producer, Television and New Media
The Banff Centre for the Arts
SMELL.BYTES TM is a live broadcast environment, which propels us uncannily onto
a whole new domain of artistic representation; one which the image, the representation
is experienced simultaneously with the moment it is happening. This real time
piece grows out of the paradox of time in art through the medium of the wide world
web as it collapses space and time into a perpetual present.
Kate Bush, Thelma Celeste
24th Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil 1998
I find the concept of using a computer medium which cannot transmit olfactory
information to act as the vehicle for a smell obsession to be fascinatingly contradictory.
The concept of a translation process for visual and fact based information into
smells is an intriguing idea. I scratched hopefully and with some trepidation
at the catalog but no smells! Everything remains a concept.
Sue Ki Wilcox
Artist, Critic, Author of Web Developer, Guide to 3D Avatars.