Visit to La Laboratoire Cambridge
On Tuesday, July 28, the Museum Council partnered with Le Laboratoire Cambridge to host an event around the “Memory | Witness of the Unimaginable” installation. The exhibition was a stunning sensory art experience involving multiple rituals of scent and sound created by music composer Dániel Péter Biró and master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, working with Le Laboratoire Cambridge founder David Edwards and Rachel Field, creators of the emerging technology of oMedia, and designers Baptiste Viala, Laurent Milon, and Charlie Zehnlé.
During the “Memory” experience, attendees moved before scent messaging objects (oPhones) and sound installations that conjured up historical, personal, and social memories. Guests experienced Dániel Péter Biró’s sound composition that combined ancient Hebrew texts with contemporary sound environments from nature and cityscapes. The scent compositions were delivered via the oMedia technology, including an oMedia app, and oPhones, powered by tiny aroma cartridges called oChips that are activated by electronic signals to emit the scents.
Following their experiences, the over 100 guests in attendance socialized at Lab Lounge, enjoying drinks and snacks by Cafe ArtScience.
MFA Outdoor Tour
On Wednesday, August 5, over 40 Museum Council Members soaked up the warm weather with an hour-long walking tour around the MFA. Attendees learned about the local history, art, and architecture surrounding the MFA, and explored the reopened Japanese Garden as well as the nearby Back Bay Fens which is the oldest of the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks in the Emerald Necklace.