Karla Diaz has published Prison Gourmet. This is a recipe cookbook and documentation of performances in which she makes prison recipes that were sent to her by inmates from California. These alternative recipes are often notable expressions of freedom, collaboration, comradeship and creative ways of food consumption. An activist, artist and writer, Diaz uses the form of a cooking book to invite readers and the public to engage. These books are limited edition, and are for sale printed on demand. For more info please emails us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us to celebrate Slanguage’s 10-year anniversary at LAXART this weekend! There will be a free art exhibition tour by Slanguage artists, an art workshop, and food at LAXART from 11am – 2:30pm.
If transportation is needed, a bus will pick up community members this Saturday, July 21 between 9:30-10:15am at the studio and it will return by 3pm. IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to Karla Diaz at email@example.com by this Friday as there is limited bus seating.
Many thanks to the LA City Council District 15, Joe Buscaino, and Adrian Veliz for all their support!
TO VOTE: Bring your CA or school ID. Also, you need an email address. We can help with this if you don’t, but it’ll be helpful if you do.
See you there!
Slanguage has been holding down the fort at Co/Lab, located at the art fair Art Platform, this weekend. Here are some photos from opening night during a special performance, Prison Gourmet.
Please stop by + say hello!
LA Mart, concourse level
1933 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Saturday, Oct 1 • 11AM – 6PM
Sunday, Oct 2 • 11AM – 6PM
Monday, Oct 3 • 11AM – 4PM
Tickets: Regular day pass $20 / students $10
Here is a look back at a few recent events with Slanguage and our comrades.
Prison Gourmet: Eat at LACMA was a great event representing prisoner recipes. Spreads and unique ways of creating prison food is must for prisoners all over the CDCR system and beyond. We wanted to replicate some of the recipes that inmates eat on a daily basis, the exhibition was a success and we even ran out of food!
Karla Diaz and Tony Lopez are preparing “Prison Gourmet” recipes sent into Slanguage by friends and family who are currently serving prison sentences in the California State and Federal Prison Systems. These recipes show a great deal of imagination,resiliance and resistance by the men who sent them in
Check out more after the jump
What We Eat, Who We Are
This was a two-day art residency with teenagers at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA in the Fall of 2009. Led by Karla Diaz and assisted by Raul Vasquez, this workshops were inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s exhibition. Teenagers contemplated ideas about design, color and their historical importance as they learned to produce their own food-based hat sculptures from recycled materials such as wrappers, napkins, and cardboard paper. The teens examined hidden, cultural histories through urban design in food products.
Photos by Michael Ano