Hidden Persuaders series, 2014

Hidden Persuaders series, 2014
machine drawing, pigment marker on 220gsm Dessin

594 x 420 mm each, edition of 10 + AP

Sex Pheromone: Female Hamster

48,725 objects, path length: 87,437.73 mm

Sex Pheromone: Staphylococcus aureus Mu50 (“Golden Staph”)

47,824 objects, path length: 116,061.93 mm

Insulinotropic Incretin Hormone (2L70)

40,524 objects, path length: 75,742.79 mm


48,172 objects, path length: 65,381.19 mm


48,218 objects, path length: 63,114.92 mm

Estrogen E3 (Estriol)

48,595 objects, path length: 62,118.79 mm


Brenton McGeachie


Vice-Chancellor’s College Visiting Artist Fellows Scheme (VCCAFS), 2013

Vice Chancellor’s College Visiting Artist Fellows Scheme

Australian National University, Canberra

Working in collaboration with Dr Russell A Barrow, Organic Chemistry of Natural Systems, Research School of Chemistry, and Dr Tim Brook in the School of Computer Science, Kochel’s project researches smell as an aesthetic marker. The research investigates what potential exists for the extraction of smells, and the re-experiencing from the original context, but also the gathering of scent data through gas chromatographic and mass spectrographic analysis. The latter forms of data might be realised through programmed translations into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms. Through the use of computer aided design technology (CAD), objects might be produced through rapid prototype technologies, and drawings will be produced through a plotter printer. Considerations of coding and coded behaviour—at the molecular, biological and affective scales of perception— influence strategies of representation and translation.


Anthea Callen
Professor of Art (Practice-led Research)
ANU CASS School of Art
March 2014