Grocery Store was a site specific performance installation developed by The Co-Op Collective: Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, jake moore and Zab. For three weeks in August 2002, it provided food and food for thought in downtown Winnipeg’s Ace Art Gallery. The installation (a functioning food store staffed by Dempsey and Millan) sold over $5000 worth of food, and essential provisions unavailable in Winnipeg’s core. Radio ads, a circular advertising sale prices, and a mail-in-coupon campaign to the mayor requesting real-life downtown services, expanded the discussion about the direction of urban revitalization in our city.
Duration: 3 weeks
Performed: August 2002, aceartinc., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Video 2:08 min.
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