Food, emotions and memory in Justyna Gruszczyk’s scent installations | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2056-6522
  • E-ISSN: 2056-6530



The article examines the use of food aromas in scent installations created by Polish artist Justyna Gruszczyk. In her work, she concentrates on non-visual means of communication. Her main field of interest are scents and their ability to evoke memories and emotions. In many of her scent installations, Gruszczyk uses food-based aromas to create a narrative or trigger emotions. In analysed examples, she uses the aroma of home-made cake, strawberry lollipops and coconut to deliver various meanings.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): contemporary art; food; food memory; food studies; installation; scents
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