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SWEET GREEN

2022

SWEET GREEN INCLUDES SIMULATIONS OF THE STYLISH DECOR AND BRANDING OF A FAST-CASUAL SALAD CHAIN. SI’S TOTAL INSTALLATION INCLUDES SG_SEATING AREA–THE SIGNATURE WIDE DARK-WOOD SEATING AREA COMPLETE WITH PLANT LIFE, SG_PICK ME UP–THE STEEL AND WOOD TAKEOUT PICK UP AREA, SG_PLAQUE–THE OUTDOOR LOGO WITH SEATING AND COASTERS, AND SG_CORE VALUES–THE COMPANY’S LASER CUT “CORE VALUES’’ TEXT ON A VARNISHED PINE PLAQUE DONE IN PYROGRAPHY BY HAND. IN ADDITION TO THESE COMPONENTS, SG_ CHEERS, A 20-MINUTE PERFORMANCE, IS ALSO INAUGURATED AT THE OPENING RECEPTION. THIS PROJECT WAS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY A FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS EMERGENCY GRANT.

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HYPERALLERGIC

THE ART NEWSPAPER

ARTNET

WNYC/NPR

SG_CHEERS

PERFORMANCE

DURATION: 20 MINS

PERFORMERS: GARNET WILLIAMS, MAHO DONOWAKI, ALEXANDER SI, EVIE SCHUCKMAN, MICHELLADONNA, AND MARSHALL LASHLEY.

AT SWEETGREEN, EVERY MORNING BEFORE THEIR SHIFT, THE STAFF AND MANAGER WOULD GATHER FOR A HUDDLE. THE MANAGER WOULD GIVE A PEP TALK AND END WITH YELLING “SWEET” AND “GREEN” A COUPLE OF TIME TO CHEER THE STAFF UP FOR THE DAY.

 

THE PERFORMANCE EXTENDED THAT “SWEET”-AND-“GREEN” CHEER TO 20 MINS.