NOTE: Photographs will be taken and a short video is made during the event. If you wish to stay out of any film material, please let us know when you arrive.

Date: October 23rd
Time: 7 – 9 PM
With: Klara Ravat and Anna D’Errico
Location: De Brandweer
Fee: regular is 5 euros, student is 2,50 euros
Language: English spoken

Smell Dating

People are unaware of the power of their olfactory system in making life changing decisions. Smell is crucial in determining good food from bad food and detecting dangerous gases, but it also plays an essential role in choosing a partner. In this smell dating session, we will explore body odors. The smells of the participants are collected after an aerobics session. After being put in glass jars and numbered, the samples are passed around enabling everyone to find their match.

In the meantime, participants converse with smell artist Klara Ravat and neurologist Anna D’Errico about the attraction of smells and the relationship between our brain, nose and hormonal system.

What happens after this session, is up to you…

What is Training the Senses?

Knowledge is not only acquired visually at schools through language and textbooks. Learning involves all of our senses: we learn by listening, tasting, smelling, touching – and even by using our intuition. Through Training the Senses participants explore and discover a new vocabulary for all their senses and a new way to transmit experience and acquire knowledge.
Training the Senses is an ongoing series by Marres, that avoids any division between the speakers, performance and the audience. Everyone is welcome to join.

Training the Senses is made possible through the financial support of de Overvoorde – Gordon Stichting / het Pauwhof Fonds.