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Smellscape / Duftinstallation – Salotto, Vienna

Salotto Vienna

Der Künstler Paul Divjak hat den zarten Duft eines blühenden Orangenhains durch die New Yorker Neue Galerie wehen lassen. Er hat internationale Museen in mittelalterlich stinkende Kloaken verwandelt und zuletzt auf Einladung der Wiener Achse den Pratersauna Art Space zu einem synthetischen Erdbeerland gemacht.

Exklusiv für den Salotto Vienna destillierte und komponierte Divjak nun ein olfaktorisches Naturlandschaftsbild und holt Wald und Wiese, Hochnebel und Moos nach Aspern Seestadt.

// The artist Paul Divjak already let the soft smell of a blooming orange grove through the Neue Galerie New York. He turned international museums into stinky medieval cesspits and recently he was invited by Wiener Achse to make the Art Space in Pratersauna smell like a strawberry land.

Exclusively for Salotto Vienna Divjak was distilling and composing an olfactory natural landscape. He brings wood and lawn, high fog and dosh to Aspern Seestadt.

Salotto Vienna



Im Prater blüh´n …

Duftinstallation / Smellscape

"Im Prater blüh´n wieder die Bäume", Duftinstallation im öffentlichen Raum

“Im Prater blüh´n wieder die Bäume”, MuseumQuartier

IM PRATER BLÜH´N WIEDER DIE BÄUME, Smellscape / scent installation, 2016
(In Prater the trees are blossoming again)

A project commissioned for Wir sind Wien-Festivals
Public Space, Vienna – in cooperation with: Kunst Haus Wien / Museum Hundertwasser, Historical Museum of Vienna, Museums Quarter Vienna, The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art.

With „In Prater the trees are blossoming again “ Paul Divjak is focusing on the diversity of urban smell and the manipulation of our olfactory surroundings. Setting up temporary smellscapes (olfactory interventions) the artist is transferring odours of famous Vienna Prater (the Emperor´s former hunting grounds) into the very city center, and in front of several museums. The aroma of musty earth, woods, lime blossoms and lilac is to be experienced at urban locations, which usually are defined by the lack of any green.The audience is such invited into the realm of the sense of smell and to reflect everyday perceptions.
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DIFFUSING MOLECULES #3

Scent Design – Christmas Market Schloß Schönbrunn

Setup: Schönbrunn-Duftinszenierung ©Paul Divjak

“Diffusing Molecules #3″, preparation work

Scent design for the traditional Christmas Market at Schloß Schönbrunn, Vienna – Winter 2013. [Client: MTS Marketing Tourismus Synergie Wien GmbH]

In cooperation with Elke Kies from MagicBox we composed subtile resinous fir tree notes and exclusive orange and herbal blends. And provided the client with three custom-built scent beaming units in order to create extraordinary olfactory experiences for the visitors of the market.
Imagine: a romantic winter night, a slight breeze, and a smelly smell. All organic. – Just a senusal surplus. No manipulation intended.