Notch is an ensemble collective that produces ephemeral performances where the production of food, dining and hospitality are experienced as discursive practices. Site-sensitive and research-based, each event challenges assumptions about food and service with elements of progressive cooking and active social exchange. Negotiated between the positions alienated labor and luxury consumption, Notch expands the political and social possibilities of an eating engagement by inciting conversation and debate in the kitchen and at the table. Notch revalues the act of collective cooking, and complicates the relationship between host and guest.
LIGHT MY WAY, STRANGER, MAK Center, Los Angeles, CA
MERCHANDISE 7X, UCI Center of Contemporary Art, Irvine, CA
TEMPERATURE, NTBA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
CARDAMOM, Gage Studio, Los Angeles, CA
FIRST SUPPER, Materials & Applications, Los Angeles, CA
Notch was founded in 2007 by Miles Ake, Sarah Beadle + Keith Pasko. Notch includes David Bell, Selby Cole, Eben Goff, Oliver Hess, Dusadee Huntrakul, Emily Marchand, Jaymee Martin, Lesley Moon, Satomi Nagata, Taidgh O’Neill, Marcus Perez, Elyse Reardon-Young, Roby Saveedra, Tiffany Smith, Noah Spindler, J.R. Valenzuela, Eric Vrymoed, Sam Widaman + David Zuttermeister