Alison Knowles

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.

Om liveart_dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.