From 23rd to 29th June Sarah Lewis and her collective continued their research on their project SUGAR (REDUX) at MA scène nationale in Montbéliard.
During this period, they particularly experimented a working process and a public form, a bit like practice as research...
Δ° sugar // sweet exodus: a movement in alchemizing sugar
Movement 1: working
This act takes shape as a workshop where local and international artists from different genres “laboriously” deal with the ongoing implications of a substance that is so easily accessible and instantly gratifying. By critically dealing with sugar and its influences, “Pop” (i.e. popular forms of media, art, and rhetoric) is explored as a translator, disseminator and aesthetic choice. Through this “Pop” treatment, sugar becomes a creative element that is reclaimed and adapted, setting the stage for a live event.
Movement 2: the public forum
This live event incorporates a cast of characters that include workshop participants, invited guests and the general public. It presents the work that was done throughout the workshop and facilitates a public forum creating a discourse on what was, what could have been, what is happening and what could be the facts and ideologies surrounding this simple household commodity.
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