In the gallery, I eat a Vietnamese meal prepared with mắm tôm, a fermented shrimp paste. I then offer a “gift from the artist” to the audience. Each of the willing audience members receives a kiss from me. Having just eaten the mắm tôm, this intimate interaction is accompanied by a pungent odor. Responses vary however, for most westerners, the smell is repulsive and repugnant whereas for most Vietnamese the smell is familiar and nostalgic. This work was created specifically for the IN:ACT International Performance Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam.