Lauryn Mannigel originates from former East Germany and is now based in Berlin. She holds an M.A. in Contemporary Art and New Media (Paris 8, France). Her artistic research is experimental and interdisciplinary. Since 2005, she has been tackling the issue of the Western cultural dominance of visual aesthetics and epistemology by exploring primarily non-visual modalities and perception. Lauryn’s recent interest encompasses the politics of body scent by inviting the public to explore their feelings and judgments about others’ body scents.