Dane Mitchell

Radiant Matter lll 

2 July - 20 August


Dane Mitchell presents part three of Radiant Matter at Artspace, continuing his exploration into perfume and the 'vaporous', the state of suspension or in-between poetic potential of liquids, gases and solids. For this work he has collaborated with renowned French perfume maker Michel Roudnitska to develop a synthetic scent of 'the smell of an empty space'.


The first part, Radiant Matter I, at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth involved the sculptural possibilities of perfume and vapours in their various states of transformation, and the means of containing, diffusing and releasing these into the air. For Radiant Matter II at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Mitchell extends these concerns - working with witchcraft, glass vessels, obsidian, and a hand-engineered perfume.


Dane Mitchell spoke to Kim Hill about the Radiant Matter project: to listen


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