The Intersection with Sissel Tolaas and Gareth Doherty

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD | 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

How can scent unlock histories long forgotten or expose futures to be created? Join Science Gallery Lab Detroit for a film screening and conversation between Bridge artist Sissel Tolaas and Gareth Doherty, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, as they uncover the layers of urbanity and dissect human influence on environments.

Sissel Tolaas has been creating smellscapes for the past 20 years. From Mexico City to Shanghai her work has been used to unlock the legacy of sites internationally. In Detroit, Tolaas will build a topography by visiting various neighborhoods in and around the city. Driven by narratives of Detroit-natives who guide her through their world, the film follows Tolaas as she collects organic materials to be used as a basis for interpreting their stories into scent. 

This event is part of the MATTERS(S) matter(s) opening weekend between the Bridge Artist-in-Residence Program, MSU Broad, and Science Gallery Lab Detroit.

Register for the event here