No Smell in Outer Space

2019 | performer, collaborator, video editor

Current Duration: 60 minutes

Photo Credit: Susanne Ernst

Some keywords: distillation, smell colonialism, racism, traditions

Paris. A renowned perfumer sees a Hollywood movie playing in space. Suddenly the scary realization: she understands the universe as a place without smells!

Munich. A search for clues: exploring the secret history of smell, its poetic and political aspects. Which myths, which narratives are entwined with scents and smells? Through movement, archives, interviews and anecdotes Sandra Chatterjee and her artistic team navigate through new, old and unexpected secrets of the surrounding worlds of fragrance in Egypt, Europe, India and Oman.

Production link

Performance dates:


October 4th, 5th & 6th: HochX Theater, Munich, Germany


Sandra Chatterjee and Amahl Khouri

Sandra Chatterjee

Choreography and text
Sandra Chatterjee in collaboration with Jaskaran Singh Anand, Suzette Sagisi, Duduzile Voigts

Sandra Chatterjee and Amahl Khouri in collaboration with Varsha Dewan (India)

Philosophical input
Dr. André Grahle

RENU (Renu Hossain)

Andi Kern

Production / PR
Council & Culture Office

Production Assistance
Jane Bräuer

Upcoming projects

11.11 // 2000h
and 12.11// 2000h @ Teatro India, Rome

- a kick-off event with Playful Bodies Intervention in the context of Stadt Labor opening
open the doors for Trans.DisCity in Linz
on 23.11.2023 / 19.30 h
@ Nordico City Museum Linz

- Violence in Translation (Intervention Workshop in Museum)
in context of the exhibition Fremde- Über den künstlerischen Zugang zum Anderen
30.11 // 18.00h
@ Lentos Art Museum Linz

02.12 // 12.00h (tbc)
Starting point: Stadt park with
@ Klasse für Alle