Sean Raspet / On the Science of Scent, Flavor and Molecular Structure

Sean Raspet / On the Science of Scent, Flavor and Molecular Structure

Thursday 7 July at 3.00pm CEST Sean Raspet, an American artist who works with food and fragrance, will hold a free online conference entitled “On the Science of Scent, Flavor and Molecular Structure”.

Registrations here.            

Sean Raspet’s work focuses on the research and development of new flavors and scents that challenge commercial conventions of taste. More recently his work has involved plant genetics and the breeding of new varieties through randomly-induced mutation.

His projects push the limits of the art world, crossing disciplinary lines into the realms of science and finance. He has worked in the Research and Development department at Soylent and is co-founder of Nonfood, a company that specializes in algae-based food products.

He is currently Technology Integration Lead at Simulate.

His work has been exhibited at The Artist’s Institute, New York, the 2019 Okayama Art Summit; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; de Young Museum, San Francisco; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; M Woods Museum, Bejing; Societé, Berlin; the 9th Berlin Biennale; Bridget Donahue, New York; SculptureCenter, New York; and The Kitchen, New York, among others. He is a recipient of the 2017 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award.

The artist is currently at Fabrica in an experimental workshop entitled “New Structures”, an experimental scent composition workshop focused on relationships between molecular structure and scent aspect of materials with evaluation and focus group of new molecules that have previously not existed and discussion of non-mimetic fragrance description.

Thursday 7th Jul 2022 — 15:00 - 16:00