Metabolic Studio Public Salon
Robby Herbst & Katie Bachler
Friday, July 2, 2010 @ Noon
Free Admission

A Map For An Other LA: Post-Politics or Otherwise

This past winter the Llano Del Rio Collective released it’s first Guide, “A Map For An Other LA”. This guide highlights projects within Los Angeles that act as if they constitute an other possible city; one whose ethics are based on sharing, cooperation, creativity, land economic and food justice. Post-politics by some is described as the progression from party based, policy driven, activity towards action based autonomous action. This Salon will explore Llano Del Rio Collective map and the ideas which inspired the project, as well as the remaining questions concerning autonomy within public space.

Robby Herbst is an agent of the Llano Del Rio Group who recently produced A Map For An Other LA. This is the first guide published by the Llano Del Rio Group in what will be a series of provisional publications aiming to instigate the expansion of the social and political imaginations of Los Angeles. The next Llano Del Rio Guide will look at attempts by individuals to intervene in the functioning of the city through the creation of temporary or permanent “scores”. He is a recipient of a Warhol Foundation Artist Writers Grant. Currently his artwork can be seen in the Berlin at the NGBK in a group show, titled in German, Theater of Peace. He is an adjunct professor of New Genres Art at USC and a faculty member in Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Art.

Katie Bachler drew the Map For An Other LA. She is an educator focused on the intricacies of nature and possibilities of alternative economies in Los Angeles. She recently co-curated a beet-in (celebration of the beet) at her studio space in Highland Park. She makes gardens, dances with Bodycity, and just received her Masters from USC's Art in the Public Sphere program.

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Image: Another LA Map, courtesy Llano Del Rio Collective



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