Smell Space originated from an interview with an astronaut who walked on the moon. He said space smelled like two rocks smashing together. Upon further research, space actually smells like a lot of things; burned meat, diesel fumes, metal. The only way we can smell it is if there is atmosphere. Smell Space is the imagined smell of space based on the observations of astronauts and chemical analysis by various NASA missions. It consists of a custom blown glass flask filled with a liquid containing diesel, alcohol, charred steak, almond extract, and meteorites. Visitors are instructed to lift off the topper of the flask and smell an approximation of the universe in earthly terms. It has been smelled at the Satellite Artist-Run Fair in Miami and at Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York.
Medium: Glass, liquid, meteorites, plexiglass, inkjet print, pedestal
Smell Space Ingredients: Distilled water, vodka, iron, rum, diesel, meteorites, bitter almond extract, rust, penny residue, charred steak.