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December 3 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sweet Shoppe may look like any other high concept candy store, until you step inside and meet the shop keeper, a pharmacist who seems to have traveled from another time — or dimension? — in order to serve you. There is no medicine at this Willy Wonka-inspired apothecary, but the secret life of sugar (and a treat, if you’re nice) is offered in a broad range of immersive and sensory experiences incorporating art, technology and live performance.
This immersive installation explores sugar’s role in everything from agricultural systems and cooking, to its physiological impact on the brain, to the politics of sugar manufacturing and obesity.