Anarchy in the Kitchen: Umami Food & Art Festival 2010



Press Contact:
Yael Raviv

March 5, 2010, 6:30PM
Anarchy in the Kitchen
Umami Food & Art Festival
February 24 – March 14, 2010

Tickets: $15
Available through: or Tel: 212-868-4444
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center
540 W. 21st St. NY, NY 10011

Umami Food & Art festival is proud to bring together masters of cooking with technology, chefs Nils Noren and David Arnold from the French Culinary Institute with the cutting-edge art and technology organization Eyebeam. Chefs Arnold and Noren will prepare and serve cocktails and tastes with the aid of new technology—stretching the notion of the “art of cooking.” The demonstration will be accompanied by a screening of short performances, punctuated by videos, culinary remixes and sonic projects designed to refresh the audiences’ palate. The performance brings together a diverse group of artists exploring the intersection of edibility and aesthetics, technology and cuisine, and prose and produce. Over the course of the evening, edible books will be read and consumed, kitchen aids will be used to generate a musical score, newspaper will be transformed into soup, and lemons will be used as a battery source to whip meringue.

“By bringing these artists together with culinary professionals through performances, discussions and workshops, we wish to expose them to new audiences while stirring a debate around the role of food and food professionals in our society. Our intention is to use art to increase awareness of the power food has to influence and shape both diners and cooks,” said festival director Yael Raviv.

Anarchy In The Kitchen will be hosted at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 W. 21st St., NYC, March 5, 2010 at 6:30PM. Participating artists in the performance series screening include:
Graham Coreil-Allen, Steve Bradley, Bradley Chriss, Adam Good, Carolina Mayorga, Lisa Moran, Rebecca Nagle, Tim Nohe, Natalia Panfile, Casey Smith, and Shannon Young.
Curated by Laura McGough.
The performance is filmed and screened out of University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

6:30PM: Cocktails
7:00PM: Screening
8:30PM: Feasting

Tickets are $15, and available through or Tel: 212-868-4444.

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About UMAMI:
Umami was created in 2008 as a non-profit biennale event. It offers a meeting ground to people who use food as a medium and who present their audience with a multi-sensory experience in the dining room, or gallery space. The festival’s objective is to open avenues of collaboration between these artists and culinary professionals. Choosing food as a common thread allows Umami to present new ways to look at art and to integrate art into daily life. Umami offers an environment for non-commercial, time-based art and encourage artists who work with non-traditional mediums and forms.

Umami is excited to be collaborating this year with the NY Food Museum and to support its mission to “encourage people think about the food they eat.” The festival benefits from the aid and support of a variety of food and art organizations and businesses such as The James Beard Foundation, The Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health Department at New York University, Gastronomica Magazine, the Experimental Cuisine Collective, Franklin Furnace, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Astor Center for Food and Wine, Tom Cat Bakery, Murray’s Cheese Shop, Unilever, Whole Foods Market, Employees Only, Ithaca Beer Co., and others.


Eyebeam Art + Technology Center
540 W. 21st St., NYC
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