Air-Lixir

2016

For Air-Lixir the artist temporarily converted the AirSpace Gallery into a micro-winery to produce ten gallons of mead (honey wine) which was sampled at the exhibition preview. With an interest in how the changing aromas of fermentation would be experienced within the gallery the artist also introduced an accompanying scent of honey, circulated via diffusers. Jars of honey stacked in a pyramid form (a surplus from the mead production) gave a physical presence to the airborne scent of honey. Extending an interest in conceptual connections between the fields of scent and music, an accompanying soundtrack list and score titled, Twenty-One Songs (For My Honey), included songs one per year (1963 – 2015) all of which included the word honey in the title. The works title, Air-Lixir, references the panacea of the original mythical elixir, as well as the transient nature of sound and scent.

Dimensions variable.
Mead (honey wine), carboys and airlocks, plinths, honey jar stack, soundtrack, accompanying music, scent composition (Notes of: Honey).