Co / Series One
Co is an ongoing series of collaborative incense, objects and music inspired by the Japanese aesthetic practice of Koh-do, and the process of “listening to incense.” The aim of the project, created by Folie À Plusieurs’ Kaya Sorhaindo, is to inspire a modern appreciation for incense, and to promote a new cultural ritual of pause through the interplay of music and scent.
Series One is a collaboration between Kyoto-based incense maker Kungyokudo (founded in 1594) and four artists courtesy of the London-based record label, Erased Tapes—Hatis Noit, Masayoshi Fujita, Daniel Thorne, Rival Consoles—and the performance artist and electronic musician Rosa Anschütz. Each artist has created a song in response to one of the five scents, and all five songs are available to download upon purchase.
Additionally, Sruli Recht has designed “ŌMNI” for the project, a quartz sand platform that is a monument for burn-affected listening, a memory device, a presence touchstone…and sometimes a memorial to a heightened and unseeable future.⠀
The collection is available to buy in-person exclusively at the Museum, and online via Galerie Folie.