Anicka Yi, 7,070,430K of Digital Spit
View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Anicka Yi, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini

7,070,430K of Digital Spit, a Memoir

Date: 2015
Medium: Installation. Metal, plastic, fabric, plaster, wood and paint
Collection: Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin - Acquisition 2015

The ephemeral is at the heart of Anicka Yi’s work, as illustrated by a scented book made to burn, titled 7,070,430K of Digital Spit, a Memoir created in 2015 with the support of Lafayette Anticipations.

Yi is on a perpetual quest for the poetry stemming from smells, and has worked with the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette to design a project and fragrance embodying memory loss. This perfume, conceived by Barnabé Fillion, is lathered over incense papers for the duration of several weeks.

The fruit of this research is compiled in the book previously mentioned, made available in a limited edition. The book is also at the origin of the artist’s solo exhibit at Kunsthalle Basel. It is burned slowly, as prescribed by Anicka Yi, liberating incrementally its scent of amnesia.

Eugène Amaro and Amaro Lab (scented paper manufacturers)
Sébastien Chitarrini and ROKE (printers)
Barnabé Fillion (parfumier)
Eric Wrenn (graphic designer)
MIT team (book design and layout)
Anicka Yi, 7,070,430K of Digital Spit
View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Anicka Yi, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini
View of the exhibition Joining Forces with the Unknown, Anicka Yi, 2016 © Isabelle Giovacchini