Make a Salad: Workshop in Post-Studio Writing   

When art exits the studio, how can it enter the writing process? This workshop invites participants to explore new ways of writing and thinking about writing by engaging with a series of prompts fashioned by contemporary artists, including John Baldessari, Alison Knowles, Paul Thek and Jackie Brookner. The session will begin with a brief discussion of Baldessari’s legendary Post-Studio Art class and Alison Knowles's Fluxus crit class at CalArts in the early seventies, and the radically interdisciplinary arts context from which they emerged.

Janet Sarbanes is a writer and scholar living in Los Angeles. She is the author of the short story collection Army of One, and has published additional fiction and criticism in anthologies, artist monographs and numerous journals, including Black Clock, P-Queue, Entropy, Afterall, Popular Music and Society, Utopian Studies, Los Angeles Review of Books and East of Borneo. Her most recent essay, "Lessons From Older Artists," appears in the forthcoming Made in LA 2016 catalogue. Her most recent short story, "Rosie the Ruminant," appears in the spring issue of North Dakota Quarterly. She teaches in the MFA Creative Writing and the MA Aesthetics and Politics programs at CalArts.

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