steam, scent & strangers

A couple of years ago, LA-based artist Michael Parker created Steam Womb, an immersive, interactive scent installation. Think of it as an urban social event at the intersection of hot-tubbing and clubbing. Every winter, Parker opens his downtown studio for steam season, an opportunity to crawl inside of a mirrored disco egg sculpture, get sweaty with strangers and experience the odd womb-like space enhanced by a DJ and “herb jockey.” Sounds, scents, and strangers are ever-changing. Check out this article and video. photo (1)

Scent Art in Kansas City

Norwegian-born artist, Sissel Tolaas is staging a new project that maps the smellscape of Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri through an interactive, mobile journey starting this Friday.

“Sissel Tolaas: SmellScape KCK/KCMO (2007-2012)”
Sept. 7-Oct. 31

Reception: 6-9 p.m. Friday
Artist talk: 1 p.m. Saturday
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.
1819 Grand Blvd. (816-421-6887)