Cloud: A Fragrant Sculpture/Performance Project

Diane Borsato is a visual artist working in performance, intervention, video, installation, and photography.   One of her recent projects that caught my eye recently was Cloud, a performance/sculpture project  done in Fall 2012 where she invited  24 participants to wear a highly fragrant gardenia boutonniere to the opening reception of a new commercial gallery.   During the opening, the volunteers mingled throughout the party, and the extravagant scent quickly overwhelmed the space.

The “cloud” of fragrance hung in the air for approximately one hour, after which time the performers and their flowers left the building.

Diane Borsato is currently Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studio at the University of Guelph, and lives in Toronto.  Images and a list of participants of the performance can be seen on her artist website.

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