A Culture of Human Cheese
Smell is one of those senses where context can play a huge role. A fine cheese and a dirty foot share the same molecular smells, yet one is a delicacy and other is repulsive. In an effort to toe the line on this attract/repulse interplay, artist and scent researcher Sissel Tolaas collected bacteria from people, and used it to make cheese. In away, she has created a line of personalized dairy products.
More videos from this series: Scents and Sensibilities
Recorded June 2011; Posted August 2011