The Smell of Red – back view
The Smell of Red – back view
The Smell of Red – restart
The Smell of Red – restart
The Smell of Red – footprints
The Smell of Red – footprints
The Smell of Red – sifter
The Smell of Red – sifter
The Smell of Red – splatter
The Smell of Red – splatter
The Smell of Red – machines
The Smell of Red – machines
The Smell of Red – opening
The Smell of Red – opening
The Smell of Red – fabric
The Smell of Red – fabric
The Smell of Red – street
The Smell of Red – street
The Smell of Red – cinammon
The Smell of Red – cinammon
The Smell of Red – BP
The Smell of Red – BP
The Smell of Red – Erin
The Smell of Red – Erin
The Smell of Red – fans and sifters
The Smell of Red – fans and sifters

Weather Patterns: The Smell of Red

A proposition: Co-compose weather

A technique: Weather Pattern

A process: Register the environmental conditions in a series of relational cross-currents. Make felt how smell and color co-compose. Enfold the participant in an active ecology of the world, attuning to difference.

Description: Spices released via kinetic electronics; fans and fabric; structural, tornado-like sculptures with mist, funnels, and wind: all responding to small activities, flailing with the movement of passersby, or the opening and closing of the gallery doors. Weather Patterns: the Smell of Red proposes a counterpoint of movement, smell, taste and color. The feedback loops between air currents and haze, smells and electronics, architectural and ground-based elements, stasis and interaction, amplify how movement and transformation are sensed. The work seeks to create the conditions for the exploration of those thresholds of experience where change is barely perceptible. It asks how the smell of red affects the event of time.

Weather Patterns: The Smell of Red was an ecological installation produced by Erin Manning and Nathaniel Stern, with Marcelino Barsi, as a collaborative solo event at Glasshouse Project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY. The opening coincided with events coordinated by Mike Hornblow + Juliana España Keller, and was curated by Jennifer Johung. All photos by Leslie Plumb.