SMELLS OF COEXISTENCE: LISTENING AND MOVING TO SMELLS
Sandra Chatterjee | Arko Mukhaerjee | Kanishka Sarkar (Munich | Kolkata | Berlin)
26.10. 20:00 – 21:00
01.11. 19:00 – 20:00
05.11. 18:00 – 19:00
Please bring comfortable clothing. No previous experience is required to participate.
Movement workshop with live music by Arko Mukhaerjee and Kanishka Sarkar
How do jasmin, juniper or fermented soybeans move? What physical experience and expression goes along with the experience of smells? How do we move along with a sensual experience which only occurs through hearing and smelling and is experienced in a highly individual manner at the same time? Following the process of fragrance oil production, movements are ‘distilled’ in a guided improvisation in this workshop. The improvisatory approach not only exemplifies the volatility of smells, but also covers the aspect of the human body’s ongoing search for a still unknown vocabulary.
Performance | Concept Sandra Chatterjee, Arko Mukhaerjee, Kanishka Sarkar
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.
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