ZUCKERSCHOCK! / CURATED BY SORRY ARCHIVE & ELENA POUGHIA
BLIND ARCH, ALLISON BRAINARD, SAM COOKE, KATIE DEANE, FYTA, CONSTANTIN HARTENSTEIN, SYLBEE KIM, NURI KOERFER, HAYLEY MARTELL, TULA PLUMI, WILL RAHILLY, NICOLE REBER, ERICA SCOURTI, JULIAN STALBOHM, NICHOLAS SULLIVAN, VANESSA THILL, ERIC WILEY
P71, BERLIN GALLERY WEEKEND
POTSDAMER STR. 71, BERLIN
APRIL 28-30, 2016
“Zuckerschock!” 2016 exhibition map
Zuckerschock! brings New York and Berlin-based artists together in a convenience store. The New York bodega, the Berlin Späti, there for you in the most desperate of times. The show is running concurrently with Berlin Gallery Weekend, at P71 Late Shop on Potsdamer Strasse.
sugar shock: that feeling you get when you can't exactly feel your toes, your head is tingling, your hands are shaking, tongue turned to jelly. You're talking a mile a minute but really you've returned to the preadolescent state of absolute chaos; you're whining, you're running around in circles, you're freaking the fuck out, you want more, you need more.
So many stimulants available over-the-counter, under-the-counter, from your dealer (harder, better, faster, stronger, no slowing down, fuck everyone else), but let’s be real: why don’t you just down that bag of M&Ms with your Monster and top it off with Haribo Gummibärchen.
Culture shock, sugar rush, panic attacks, victims of the ADHD generation: antidepressants in your body and what the hell is going on in there, 50% discounts on products going bad, trash, junk, juicy, cream, body, fat, “how to be in control of your life in 5 easy steps”, life coach, training coach, swimming coach,
Mentors, personal trainers, personal assistants - pop some Xanax while you’re at it. 100% artificial sugar - lactose, sucrose, dextrose, high fructose cooooooorn syrup. Supplements, vitamins, superfoods, half price, buy 1 get 1 free, bio potatoes on display next to homemade chips, coconut milk chocolate and spirulina flavored diet coke, tall flat white soya milk, please, oh! wait, let me run downstairs to the bodega and grab a six pack.
SORRY is a series of exhibitions produced by alter egos. It is a multi-faced project that disintegrates and re-congeals after each show: a way to create and then demolish new personalities, aesthetics, and strategies.
SORRY ARCHIVE will continually collect and catalog the products of these events.
Elena Poughia is a young writer and independent curator with an interdisciplinary background who is based in between Athens and Berlin. Co-Curator of Sound Acts, a Festival about sound, performance and identity that takes place in Athens, Greece and publisher of DIALOGOS, a zine which nourishes cross-field collaborations and discussions between artists and curators. She often curates nomadic, time-based, ephemeral, happenings namely in Athens and London. Particularly interested in sound art, counter-cultural communities, issues of transcendence and feminist cyborg theory.