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  • Visit Sandy the Zine to preorder the second issue and read my piece on spinsterhood!

  • Willyum Beck's catalog from the Notions of Beauty show is now online at lulu.com

  • Content is tonight! I will be debuting my newest fragrance flor del desierto desert blossom during my installation in room 224. I was also featured in the Portland Mercury On Design blog.

  • Our HDTS adventure has begun! Follow us on instagram: @julia_barbee and hashtag #souvenircollab

  • High Desert Test Sites has more up about the upcoming program in October, and our blog has updates about our route! Come join us for one or all of the events during the week of October 12th-19th from Joshua Tree to Albuquerque! I also just posted some new jewelry inspired by our project on my etsy site.

  • I was recently featured in a book about recycled fashion by Sass Brown. Here are some links to where it can be ordered. Publisher Amazon US Amazon UK

  • The Sou'Wester Show is coming up on the 27th, if you're in the area check it out
 
  • I will be working with Matt Suplee on a project with Andrea Zittel's HDTS in October. We answered the open call for submission, and just heard back yesterday! So excited! Here is our blog for the project
 
  • I'll be doing an artist residency at the Sou'wester Lodge in Seaview, WA in early April, creating, among other things, a signature room fragrance.

  • I will be doing an installation titled "couple found dead in the fragrance hotel" in room 203 for Content 2012 at the Ace Hotel in Portland, OR on November 11, from 5-10pm Link

  • My work will be a part of the MOLAA’s 2012 Women’s Day Festival Virtual Display, Sunday, March 18, 2012. ¡VIVAN LAS MUJERES! Balboa Events Center. MOLAA celebrates the contributions of women to art, dance and music at our annual Women’s Day Festival! Link

  • I'll be giving a talk on my perfumery practice on June 26th at Hand-Eye Supply's Curiosity Club in Portland, OR. I will be presenting a series of perfumes that I have created, explaining fragrance composition based on my novice artistic approach of experimentation, an axis of scents, documents of text and verbal reactions, and intuition. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience scent ingredients, and then see how their olfactory knowledge allows them to newly identify them within blends. A brief overview of the history of perfumery, my work with pheromones and moths, and a bibliography will also be made available.Link

  • Billboard Art Project: Today is the San Bernadino Show! It started a little later, so I don't know exactly when my pieces will be showing, but they're up and running as of an hour ago

  • AIOP I'm currently in New York performing with the festival Art in Odd Places. October 1-10th, on 14th St. I am wearing perfume, and walking up and down 14th street in Manhattan, along with many other artists, influencing our surroundings through art for the next 10 days. Personally, I am experimenting with the anatomy of smell, and the invisible character of its use in art. Through this performance in New York, I am influencing the molecular chemistry of my environment, the minds of passers by, and creating memory. Smell’s relationship to graffiti and architecture is being exploited through its ability to invade, and create structure, such as the formation of a barrier. As far as Ritual is concerned, I have a walking routine each day for 4 hours, wearing a new perfume, collecting language through recordings, readings, and eavesdropping. At the end of each day I will create a prayer, inspired by the link between prayer, perfume, and poetry in literature, derived from these collections, which will title that day’s fragrance. This will be repeated with 9 perfumes. For up-to-date info check out this Link

  • Just had my perfume poured on the floor for the Chain Letter show (in absentia). I'm number 942 if you happen to be in Bergamot Station to check on Shoshana Wayne Gallery! Thanks to Tina and Joe for helping me with installation!!

  • I will be doing a performance with perfume in New York October 1-10th, 2011 with the Art in Odd Places Festival. Check out the blog:Link