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“HIV Home remedy” is a chemistry experiment verifying the outcome of the mixing of two fluids: skunk gland extracts versus tomato juice. It is believed tomato juice removes skunk stench. Inspired by this popular belief, and how these two fluids have potential positive and negative effects in relation to the human body, the installation serves as a negative space representing an invisible stain/disease (HIV), but also shifts sensorial hierarchies. How does the brain function when the sense of smell is the only mean to determine if the experiment is successful or not? And how this experience can create awareness and associations with time, space, body and feelings to the viewer when a new smell is encountered?
2016 (CUAA) Fine Arts Grand Prize Award https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cunews/offices/vpaer/aar/2016/06/14/a-shock-to-the-senses.html