Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris
Dane Mitchell’s Iris, Iris, Iris merges the visible world with the invisible, using the many meanings of the word ‘iris’ to explore the senses of smell and sight.
9 Dec 2022 – 27 Aug 2023
Toi Art, Level 5
Audio guide has transcript
Some artworks are on the floor, without barriers
Iris fragrance infuses silk cloth, which is printed with images of the artist’s irises. Perfume swirls in a jar, combining the extracted scents of iris-related objects: the lens of an Olympus camera, an iris flower, a paper umbrella the exact hue of the artist's iris.
Hundreds of iris-scented incense sticks line the gallery. To burn these one after the other would take five years – the life cycle of an iris.