Works by Live Art Danmark:
2018 “Proposition #2, Make a Salad” at Live Art for Children
Proposition #2, Make a Salad
100 people work together to make a delicious salat! For the 2018 edition of our festival Live Art for Children, we recreated a famous Fluxus work by Alison Knowles. She performed her score Proposition #2, Make a Salad for the first time in London 1962, and we recreated the work in Odense 2018. By mixing and eating more than 100 kg of salad with a large group of adults and children we took a banal, everyday activity out of its everyday context and made it into a special moment of community and companionship, just like Knowles had intended.
About the artist
Alison Knowles (born 1933) is an American visual artist known for installations, performances, soundworks, and publications. Knowles was a founding member of Fluxus, the experimental avant-garde group formally founded in 1962. Proposition #2, Make a Salad is maybe her best known work. “Everybody can enter into it by eating it,” explained Knowles, who has presented the piece at least a dozen times.
Read more about Alison Knowles and her salads on her website.