The Sizhanian Grocery

The Sizhanian Grocery created an environment where individuals were tasked with trading their personal energies for Sizhanian goods. This energy could be physical or mental, but aimed at emulating the Sizhanian practice of energy transfer for goods and services.

A 1:1 ratio is established between energy in and energy out. Purchase of a 200 calorie meal would require 200 calories of energy put back into the state, this exchange also takes into account the amount of labor that went into preparing the food, cultivating the food, the nutritional value in the food, even the amount of labor used to consume the food. This 1:1 ration ensures that in order to survive, one must always be indebted to the state, and reinforces the Sizhanian notion of sacrifice.

The video was on a loop at the grocery, there is a 30 second pause between each video to ensure that it be somewhat unexpected. Start the Video at 30 seconds in.

The video above showcases different Sizhanian Products that were on display during the grocery. The video was on a loop at the grocery, there is a 30 second pause between each video to ensure that it be somewhat unexpected. Between the last two videos there is a minute long pause.

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Individuals were given a receipt during the transaction which acted as a contract between the two parties. During this agreement the amount of energy that would be transferred for a specific product was determined, it was then validated with an official Sizhanian trade stamp when the action was completed.