Pitchaya Ngamcharoen is an artist pursuing her Master degree at the Dutch Art Institute. Her work focuses on the obscure area of overlapping inhabitants and how sense of smell plays crucial role. Her research into the olfactory sense investigates community formations and transmissions through the act of orientation/ disorientation, marking territory and being deterritorialized though shifting smells.
As she mentions “In Western society, hegemony of vision and hearing is evidential. To release myself from the despotic reign of the eyes, I refuse to give visual a priority in my writing, however, never turn blind eyes. By bringing my nose to the forefront, I claim that smell/scent/olfactory too, play a crucial role in orientating oneself, claim the space in time(territory) and communities’ formation and transmission.”