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Psychanalyse des fleurs
Literary & olfactory disposition
Ismaël Jude

in collaboration with
Kitty Shpirer

The installation consists of six stations cleverly arranged in a space. You settle down to smell and listen to six scents, the voices of three actresses and two actors interpreting texts written by Ismaël Jude. At each station, you smell the subtle olfactory variations of fragrances specially created by perfumer Kitty Shpirer.

Both listener and "olfacteur", you move freely from one station to the next, as if you were lost, eyes closed, in a Mediterranean garden, or rediscovering a bit of childhood in a playful, dreamlike space. You take the scent diffuser in your hand and hold it to your nose, while a voice whispers erotic, comic or melancholy texts.

The texts recount olfactory experiences. Psychoanalysis of Flowers is an intimate, multi-faceted odyssey, an exploration of "Mediterranean gardens" from Adonis (Aphrodite's lover) to Gilles Clément (the landscape gardener).

An ethic of the sense of smell is asserted. The experience of smell produces attachments to the environments in which we live.


At the most intimate level of our sensations, we find what we have in common with other humans, and with non-humans.

Press kit


- Espace de l'Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, 22.04 - 7.5.2023

- Mondes nouveaux X Beaux arts, un rendez-vous artistique, École nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, April 11-16th, 2023. Highlight on April 12: round table at 6:30 p.m. and reading at 7:30 p.m.

- Villa Saint-Hilaire, Médiathèque de Grasse, 14.02 - 25.03.2023.

- Masterclass with students from the "Ecole Superieure du Parfum" , round table with perfume specialists, February 10th, scent and writing workshop, February 15th, "Ismaël Jude's library" meeting, March 25th

- Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris, reading of texts by actors, October 10th, 2022.


The team

Conception and text: Ismaël Jude
Fragrances: Kitty Shpirer
Audio creation: Kerwin Rolland
Scénographie: Raffaëlle Bloch
Conception and Production: Loïc Pantaly
Voices: Céline Milliat-Baumgartner, Magali Caillol,
Laurent Charpentier, Jean Charles Dumay et Clotilde Ramondou
Artistic collaboration: Mirabelle Rousseau

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