By Michael Part
EDITION of 200 | Aroma compounds in 30 ml Sterillium, brown glass bottle with screw cap and separate spray cap | CERTIFICATE edition number written on box | PACKAGING wrapped in a shredded copy of The New York Times from February 2022, comes in archive box with label and artist stamp on box lid, 14 × 10 × 5 cm
This scented hand sanitizer was made by Michael Part for Constanze Schweiger's exhibition Now Is I Know. Michael wanted to reproduce the olfactory impression of a dye plant such as rosemary. Its scent is conceptually based on the digital scan of a rosemary twig in June. It was recreated with synthetic aroma compounds and added to a commercially available hand sanitizer. Rosemary has an antiseptic effect and an aromatic smell reminiscent of eucalyptus and camphor. It was traditionally used as a substitute for incense. Due to its high tannin content, rosemary is also good for coloring.