Sissel Tolaas is an artist and researcher known for her work with smells. Sissel Tolaas was born in 1963 in Stavanger, Norway and is based in Berlin. Tolaas has a background in chemistry; mathematics, linguistics; languages and art; she studied at the universities of Oslo, Warsaw, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Oxford. Tolaas is working actively on diverse aspects of the topic of scents. She began to concentrate on this in 1990, researching its importance in different sciences, fields of art /design and other disciplines.
Sissel Tolaas is a smell researcher, artist, chemist and smell theorist whose practice bridges several disciplines by focusing on smell as a way of detecting and corresponding with the planet and diverse communities. Smellarchive_children’s workshops will take the nose as primary tool while addressing sentient knowledges of the Indian Ocean, the dangers of pollutants and marine resources as a shared heritage. Limited capacity. Prior registration is required.