SMELLS OF COEXISTENCE: INSTALLATION
Sandra Chatterjee | Arko Mukhaerjee | Kanishka Sarkar (Munich | Kolkata | Berlin)
26.10. 17:00 – 22:00
01.11. 17:00 – 22:00
05.11. 17:00 – 22:00
English and German
What do you do with a smell that you are not familiar with and that you perhaps do not like? Can smells coexist? What can coexistence smell like? Smells remind us of what was left behind; smells are integral to the feeling of home; but smells, marked in terms of culture and class, are also central to politics of exclusion, conflicts, and as symbols of resistance. This immersive installation invites the audience to engage with visuals and smells in relation to Loss, Rebuilding, Resistance and Coexistence; to listen and move to the smells in guided improvisations or talk with the artists about smells, migrations and racisms.
Performance | Concept Sandra Chatterjee, Arko Mukhaerjee, Kanishka Sarkar Dramaturgical advice Veronika Wagner
Sandra Chatterjee is a choreographer interested in direct interaction and trying to involve senses we do not usually work with, such as smell. Currently is establishing the platform CHAKKARs – Moving Interventions, together with Sarah Bergh and Ariadne Jakoby in Munich. She is a founding member of the Post Natyam Collective. www.sandrachatterjee.net
Arko Mukharjee is one of the most unique vocalists from the independent folk music scene in India, Arko Mukharjee is equally versatile with European, African, Middle – eastern, American and Indian folk songs along with blues, soul and several tribal music forms from India and Bengal in particular. He has played in eminent music festivals in Europe, America, Bangladesh and Nepal. He presently has his own flexible collective and is a collaborator in Ashram. www.arkomusic.com
Kanishka Sarkar was born and raised in India and lives in Berlin since 2015. He is one of the founders of the vernacular pop/rock band Cactus. He produces music for Indie-movies, advertisements, album productions and for the Live-World-Electronica-Projekt Ashram.
Ashram is one of the first projects from East India to fuse electronica with subcontinent’s root-tribal tunes & songs: melodies of Boatmen become one with motives of Nomadic tribes, songs of migrating people are Sufi saints, struggling farmers, to the celebration of common people’ lives. www.findmyashram.com
Veronika Wagner works as a freelance dramaturge and production manager in the independent scene. She has worked and continues to work as a dramaturge and/or production manager for fachbetrieb rita grechen, the SPIELART Theaterfestival, choreographers Gabriele Reuter, Sandra Chatterjee, Dragana Bulut and Lena Grossmann, and directors Verena Regensburger and Anina Jendreyko. She also conceives the event series Amanations together with visual artist Toshio Kusaba. https://veronikawagner.de/
Production and realization
Production Veronika Wagner