The big crater/hole in the center of this home-made bread was created accidentally. It is like the “Kinder Surprise” toy but there is nothing inside, and Ajna still like it. Maybe, this paranormal phenomena was done because the name of the artist “Molnar” in translation means miller.
(Editorial note) I imagine myself 20 times smaller inside of a crater like this when the bread is baking – that hot smmmmmell concentrated in one place, and I sprinkle a bit of butter on the interior wall. Actually if we bake a large scale bread, this idea can turn into a luxurious sauna for rich people and the byproduct (bread) can be eat by poor people – after the sauna is over, and the bread is cold.
photo-action – 2009
made in artist’s home
We are allowed to play with the food. The man is free or at least he should be. In this region people have different belief about playing with food, we learned from our ancestors that some things can’t be approached in a profane way.
This work destroys this belief, like the ad-hoc bread fight at the end of the nineties – at one of the UdvARTer exhibition’s party where they teared a few home made bread and made a long tiring bread fight.
performance – 1994 jul. 26
5-th AnnART – International Trench Arts Festival in/different MEDIUM3
Saint Ann Lake/Transylvania/Romania
The core-idea to compare a large homemade bread with Hungary was given by the artist’s great grandmother. From Bodok’s bread bakery he ordered a bread of 17 kg (37.4 pound). The size of the bread is linked to the tatar invasion. When people from the surrounding villages escaped into Almasi cave the survival solution was to run with a big bread.
In the performance they formally cut down the Transylvania part of the bread than cut in slices, anointed with grease, salted and trough a stencil with the text TRANSYLVANIA scattered some paprika powder on it. These bread slices have been offered to the public in three languages and was devoured with huge appetite.
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.