A few days before the action, a door frame with a painted stylized wall was erected on which these texts were added in Hungarian and English:
“A wall means self-closure and/or exclusion. This country would be far more livable if the walls were destroyed. This doorway will be build up with bread and dripping. On May 2015 at 19:30, if you are fed up with walls, come and help break them down: Eat a slice with us!“
After the artist laid down slices of bread with pork fat, the public helped “eat down” the wall.
The huge bread was made by 5 bakers from different countries neighboring Hungary, where major Hungarian minority lives. Diószegi László, master baker from Saint George guided the process He also made several attempts in the past to bake huge breads.
The bread was baked with the occasion of Hungarian national day in Szolnok, Hungary. The ingredients were also brought from different part of the Pannonian Basin. The baked bread was sanctified and it was distributed among the celebrants. Another bread of similar size and composition was sent in the morning in Transylvania, Romania, with the occasion of “Cluj Hungarian Days”. It took about six and a half hours at 430 degrees Celsius to bake the bread. Therefore a thick burned crust was formed, which after a few minutes of cooling it was removed with a specially crafted scraper.
“Dedicated to the memory of my father who was killed in
Sarajevo on the 16th March, 1993.
An exhibition / public art project was opened on 16 March 2002 in the small town of Manciano, Italy.In the streets and in the main square, Manciano residents set up tables on which were served localwine and culinary specialties. In addition to all this food, visitors could also try heart-shaped rolls thatwere prepared by a local bakery according to my instructions. The rolls were served on napkins thatwere printed with photographs taken in Sarajevo between 1992 and 1995 – these images were takenfrom the documentary film, “Do you remember Sarajevo.” That day, over food and drink, with mixedfeelings of happiness and sadness, we spoke of love and war, life and death; and we remembered Sarajevo.Photographs documenting this work are still displayed in the bakeries of Manciano.”
happening, the artist and 3 participants(friends) – 2009, 5’th October location: Lábas Ház, Sepsiszentgyörgy/Seklerland/Transylvania/Romania
The happening tries to reveal the idea of holiness associated with bread. Because of this reason, the participants given their religious and artistic belief, have changed the outcome compared to what the artist had in mind. It should be known, that the happening evokes a loose common work similar to the very first breadblog work of Vetró Barnabás.
Description of the happening by the artist:
The paintings hanging on the wall of the exhibition space had been flipped and afterwards I had brought in the breads, hidden under my T-shirt. They had already been pealed, I had left them in the center and I went next to the wall. In front of me, my three guests was in front of the three windows. I had thrown at them and they had standed my attacks. There has been someone who had threw back a couple of times, or was simply eating bread. The camera that was positioned in the corner, was recording the events. Afterwards, photos have been taken of the space. Translation: Etelka Tamás