Spicy Lycra Socks Hang 'While Nothing Happens' in Italy

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Feb 3, 2009 • References: designboom
Tubes of Lycra netting filled with spices hang from a glass ceiling in a soft sculpture called ‘While nothing Happens’ by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto. The aromatic socks are suspended from the glass ceiling at the Macro Hall gallery in Rome, Italy.

The interactive installation was designed to stir up memories of such things as travel and of one’s past. As visitors brush up against the spicy drops, some of which are only a few feet from the floor, the exotic fragrances mingle and fill the air. Stats for Interactive Aromatic Art Trending: Older & Chilly
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