MIASMIC
RECALL

MIASMIC
RECALL

How can you create a retail experience
that is driven by personal narratives?

How can you create a retail experience that is driven by personal narratives?

“Grime from the roof, pollution and dust from the air. It didn’t get cleaned but just found a new home on the ground.” -Alex Waz

“Grime from the roof, pollution and dust from the air. It didn’t get cleaned but just found a new home on the ground."
-Alex Waz


MIASMIC RECALL
 is the interplay of vocal narratives and olfactory experiences. Toying with the perception of scents that are tied to memory, the performance of MIASMIC RECALL fabricates a faux retail experience in which participants are only allowed the fragrance of one creator. The creator of one of three narratives applies their fragrance on a participant during the conclusion of an intimate connection within a cocooning space. 

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When MIASMIC RECALL is not performed, the audio narratives of the creators are played in repeat, and viewers are allowed to spritz themselves as much as they see fit, calling into question the balances of OVER-control and UNDER-control. When displayed for the first time without attendants, one of the fragrances, AMA, was destroyed by a viewer.


When MIASMIC RECALL is not performed, the audio narratives of the creators are played in repeat, and viewers are allowed to spritz themselves as much as they see fit, calling into question the balances of OVER-control and UNDER-control. When displayed for the first time without attendants, one of the fragrances, AMA, was destroyed by a viewer.


When MIASMIC RECALL is not performed, the audio narratives of the creators are played in repeat, and viewers are allowed to spritz themselves as much as they see fit, calling into question the balances of OVER-control and UNDER-control. When displayed for the first time without attendants, one of the fragrances, AMA, was destroyed by a viewer.

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With the intermixing of a participant's natural oils alongside the newly added fragrance, the olfactory quality of the original perfume begins to shift. Throughout the day, this new scent develops or dissipates, allowing deviating contexts and memories to be birthed, reinterpreted, and misconstrued.

Design, Fabrication, Direction: Reginald Lin

Video Documentation: Reginald Lin
Photo Documentation: Tyler Yin
Thank you: Nazaret Nuñez, Alex Waz, Deanna Lam, Brian Pea


With the intermixing of a participant's natural oils alongside the newly added fragrance, the olfactory quality of the original perfume begins to shift. Throughout the day, this new scent develops or dissipates, allowing deviating contexts and memories to be birthed, reinterpreted, and misconstrued.

Design, Fabrication, Direction: Reginald Lin

Video Documentation: Reginald Lin
Photo Documentation: Tyler Yin
Thank you: Nazaret Nuñez, Alex Waz, Deanna Lam, Brian Pea


With the intermixing of a participant's natural oils alongside the newly added fragrance, the olfactory quality of the original perfume begins to shift. Throughout the day, this new scent develops or dissipates, allowing deviating contexts and memories to be birthed, reinterpreted,
and misconstrued.

Design, Fabrication, Direction: Reginald Lin

Video Documentation: Reginald Lin
Photo Documentation: Tyler Yin
Thank you: Nazaret Nuñez, Alex Waz, Deanna Lam, Brian Pea


Selected Works

MESSENGERProduct Design, Case Study

MIASMAApp Development

SALIENCYVisual Communication

CONDUITS.INFOInteractive Performance

NEPANT(LA)App Development

AGERIÓInstallation

THE FRIENDLY SOUNDVisual Communication

Made with care by Reginald Lin in 2019.