An olfactory interactive installation designed to explore the interchangeability of the relationship between presence and absence with the experience of smell and sound. In virtual presence, can olfaction embody real presence? Assuming there is no absence of taste, can participants in real presence experience it as a real presence, thus proposing a different definition of space?
Through an asynchronous musical collaboration, across continents, between an analogue instrument and a tangible instrument, and a few different pleasant smells from Literati Gathering to get the inner space. The Guqin melody is called Zhuangzi Dreaming of Becoming a Butterfly, which is also a philosophical story of ancient China.