(2010) Ich Kann Ihn Nicht Riesen / I can’t smell him

by Josely Carvalho

Ich Kann Ihn Nicht Riesen / I can't smell him. Smell/Video, smell of open sea created in collaboration with Givaudan do Brasil. 2010.


The smell/video Ich kann ihn nicht risen/ I can’t smell him depicts the traveling of my avatar, Tracajá, a small yellow spotted turtle facing extinction from damming and water diversion projects in the Amazon basin, through the Gulf of Mexico to inspect the worst oil spill in U.S. history that has turned stretches of the area into a lifeless ocean in 2010. It also brings to surface the Chevron oil spill in the Bacia de Campos, Rio de Janeiro. The smell of open sea – a mixture of salty water, oil and ammonia for dead fish – is dispersed along with the video projection.