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

30.12 // 1800h

- L-INKED in Lentos
a film showing journey of L-INKED in Lentos Art Museum Linz
in space-relationship with "Female Sensibility" Exhibition


=> 08.03 - 10.03
- L-INKED/THE SOLO @ Brut Studios
(Premiere and performances)
an interactive and performative format in imagetanz festival 2022

=> 03.06.2022 (time tbc)
- place of belonging
an experimental trans-theatrical-party intervention

=> Postponed from 2021

- Deforming Body Ideoligies @ Welt Museum Wien
performative- , artistic tools- and improvisation - based movement and reflection workshop ;
in space-relationship with RE: PRESENT Exhibition Project by Calle Libre

- Playful Intra-actions @ Klasse für Alle/ die Angewandte Wien
movement improvisation workshop