Bread Book

Péter Alpár – Bread Book
book object –  2003
made in Saint George/Transylvania/Romania
materials: bread and paper

The basic concept is our “daily bread” combined with our everyday book, our intellectual values. Our grandparents daily bread and daily meditation and  wisdom melted in one a “books-object” and served on  a home-woven cloth.

Cross in Bread

Előd Izsák – Cross in Bread ( “Kenyerbe vetett kereszt” – from  hungarian)

video installation –  2006
exhibited in Oradea – Transylvania/Romania
bread was made by the artist’s mother in Egerpatak – Transylvania/Romania

Under the bread on a TV-screen a loop video can be seen with a rotating cross graved on the bread-crumb.

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cross in bread

The bread’s shape reminds us to the millstone. The rotation of the cross reminds us to an increasingly forgotten ancient tradition – the blessing of the bread (in the bread)