I’m obsessed with bread

Isabelle Frances McGuire – There is always someone working harder than you. I am that someone
Dead dough, shrink plastic, June bug. 2017.

McGuire prints “There will always be someone working harder than you” in small text, jammed into a frame made out of thin loaves of bread. The message seems to allude to capitalist culture’s relentless demand to always work harder, but at the bottom of the frame is a line written in the same font, “I am that someone,” an indication that McGuire’s frustrations are directed as much inward as at the culture in general.

Isabelle Frances McGuire, There Is Always Someone Working Harder Than You. I Am That Someone, 2017

“I’m obsessed with bread, but the part of bread that I’m obsessed with is the science behind it: how yeast and bacteria can assist our lives,” McGuire says. “I use bread and yeast and sugar on the glass so that it will transform the piece into something else.”

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