client

Elizabeth Leriche for sale

Sea of Tranquility,
olfactory installation

What does the moon smell like? There are only twelve people who have had the precious opportunity to smell it. When astronauts re-entered their lunar lander after a moonwalk, they brought moondust inside with them. It reacted with oxygen in the lander and gave off a short, but intense, burst of smell.
Although the astronauts brought moondust back to earth, they were not able to isolate it from the oxygen in the lander. All the moondust that came to earth is devoid of any scent. We, the inhabitants of planet earth, can only guess how this scent might have smelled. The olfactory installation 'Sea of Tranquility' is the result of a collaboration between French perfume designer Barnabé Fillion and Unfold.

date

September 4th 2015
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Moon in true color
fig. 01

Moon in true color

Apollo 16 conversation
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Apollo 16 conversation

Sea of Tranquility
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Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility installation
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Sea of Tranquility installation

U–01 lunar rover
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U–01 lunar rover

Driving through-Sea of Tranquility
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Driving through
Sea of Tranquility

Driving through-Sea of Tranquility
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Driving through
Sea of Tranquility

Lunar rover-digging a trench
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Lunar rover
digging a trench

Shimmering-lunar moondust
fig. 09

Shimmering
lunar moondust

Rover tracks
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Rover tracks

Orange soil
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Orange soil