IMPAKT Event: Famous Deaths at Betweter Festival

5 October 2018

Location: TivoliVredenburg

IMPAKT will again attend the Betweter Festival for its 2018 edition, this time with the installation Famous Deaths by design collective Polymorf and the research project Sense of Smell.

About Famous Deaths:
Famous Deaths recreates a famous person’s last few living minutes by using scent. We all know the images of that open car that slowly drives through the streets of Dallas, the President happily waving to the crowd. And then, those few fatal shots. What must it have been like to be near that car? You would smell an autumn wind, the grass, the leather car seats, Jacky Kennedy’s perfume, exhaust fumes mingled with the somewhat musty scent of that limousine, and then suddenly the penetrating scent of blood, brains and gunpowder drilling its way into your nostrils.

About Polymorf:
Interdisciplinary Dutch experience design collective Polymorf designs by any media necessary to create speculative design and multi sensory experiences using cutting-edge technologies.

About Sense of Smell:
Sense of Smell is an international co-creation and research project designed by Communication and Multimedia Design (CMD) Breda at the AVANS University of Applied science, the Netherlands, and part of the European cross-border network VIVID (Value Increase by Visual Design).

About the Betweter Festival:
For anyone who wants to know how the world works, who’s not afraid of new experiences and likes to be amazed, there’s the Betweter Festival. During this indoor festival the visitor can explore a dynamic programme of science, art and culture throughout the evening. In 2018 the festival will be organised for the third time in TivoliVredenburg, where a large number of halls will be filled with research stories, music, film, theater, experiments and performance.


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