In her residency time, she works on a smell-o-vision project in which she is researching and investigating the senses, aesthetics, and the cultural perception and construction of our sense of smell. In her project she also explores how smell is bound up into structural inequality. The link between offensive odors, the body, and immorality is well established in the psyche of Western society. Olfaction links us to our most primordial fears as well as our deepest desires.
During the residency she also aims to learn to write about smells. Smells have to be among the most difficult things to write about. They seem impossible to pin down. They are somewhere between an abstract thought and tangible thing. If we think that humans can, in theory, distinguish one trillion different smells, it is clear that language is inadequate to catalog them all. However the difficulty in describing a smell depends on which language you speak.