Olfactory Sampler: Adolescent Brains


Olfactory Sampler: Adolescent Brains

A workshop by Megan Hepburn

Limited spots – Please R S V P with Subject headline: “Olfactory Sampler: Adolescent Brains” with your full name to: i n f o @ s p a r e – r o o m . c a

Olfactory Sampler: Adolescent Brains is a workshop facilitated by Megan Hepburn based on Banana Dust, her solo exhibition at Spare Room.

Themes around childhood and nostalgia will be relayed to map a smell-memory-chain, opening up wider discussions to various methodologies around the relationship between smells and memory-based storytelling.

Participants will be invited to bring with them a memory of a smell, or experience to do with a fragrance or odour from their childhoods, from teen years or earlier.

Please bring pen+notebook


Snacks served.


Environment Samples 3: The Machinist (2004) at The Cinematheque

Brad Anderson’s The Machinist (2004) will be screened at The Cinematheque as part of Julian Hou and Sylvain Sailly’s closing reception of Mucking around at the beginning and the end.

SHOWTIME: 1:00pm Saturday October 14th 2017

@ The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St, Vancouver BC)

Duration: 102 minutes

Exhibition runs until October 20th.

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002: Lecture Series – An Alternative Evolution

In conjunction with Zebulon Zang’s current exhibition Modes of Traveling at Spare Room, 221A will be hosting a symposium on the relationship between the psychedelic experience and virtual reality through Environment Sampling; an archival and research-based project as part of spare room’s regular programming.

The evening will consist of a lecture originally by Terence McKenna concerning the relationship between psilocybin and the early development of the primate brain. This lecture will be delivered by Zebulon Zang, followed by an open discussion period with Sung Pil Yoon.

Environment Sampling maintains lucid dialogue through mediums that resemble performances, lectures and documentation. Its name signifies research based outside the exhibition space and functions as a point of interest further expanding on the mandate of spare room.


Thursday June 30, 2016

6:30pm  8pm

Hosted at 221 E. Georgia