The Odour of Things

Floor 1 | Mindscapes
Visitors can see a sequence of real objects one after the other and also smell them. Each object can be rated on a scale as to whether it smells pleasant or unpleasant. In the case of cheese, the smell is perceived as rather pleasant and is also marked as such, but in the case of the stinky socks, it is very unpleasant. In fact, both smells are the same, it depends on the visual context how they are "perceived".