Maxwell Williams is a Los Angeles-based olfactory artist, researcher, and writer. Williams' work uses perfume, performance, space, sculpture, photography, video, and scented flowers as bodily tools for hedonic enhancement, blending these forms with techno music, BDSM, and l emotion to create mood-altering experiences.
"Bab-El-Mandeb" - by Maxwell Williams
Bab-el-Mandeb means Door of Tears in Arabic. It is the narrowest point between Djibouti and Yemen at the opening of the Red Sea. Using the door as a metaphor, Maxwell Williams / UFO Parfums places the scent in the context of performance, research, sculpture and photography to explore a personal story of sadomasochism, techno and talkative raves, trade routes global, heartache and the psychology behind perfume hedonism.