Pub made from bread

Lennie Payne – sculpture of the Rovers Return

2010 feb
Manchester, UK

Soap,bread,pub – they have something in common. The sculpture, was made for the 50th anniversary of Coronation street. It is a replica of the famous Rovers Return pub from the soap.It is made using 135 loaves of bread, 26 crumpets and 24 pancakes. via

 

BreadHead

BBB Johannes Deimling – What’s in my head (Was in meinem Kopf ist)

k-salon, D-Berlin 2009
Duration 32 minutes

“Description of action Similar like the structure of a collage I combine different small actions into one image: Throwing stepp by step red powder on my barefooted feets; putting wooden wings into a roll; slapping with my hands in my face; building up a tree from cardboard, dripping wax from candles (Y,O,U) on my breast, sticking papers in the shape of a “B” on the cardboard branches; hanging up a wooden puppet on the tree; creating a nest and putting small toy-tanks into it; tying a bread on my face, sticking forks into the breadhead, creaming my breadface, throwing red powder on it; spilling noodles letters over the audience; exploding the roll with the wooden wings. ”  More images from the artist’s website

Crucifixion

Adam Sheldon – Crucifixion

Made for Anglican Church of St Peter
Great Limber – 2010 Jan.
burned toaster bread

Using his toaster, the artist burned every piece of bread before drying them out and flattening them so they were ready to be positioned in a giant frame. He then spent hours scraping the toast with a knife to create the lighter parts of the image, such as Christ’s halo, and a blow torch to create darker patches. (read more here)

Photo: MASONS

Bread museum

In 1955 the first bread museum was born in Ulm as “German Bread Museum”. In 2002,
has been renamed to “Museum of Bread Culture” in order to improve their transformed content. Today, the collection of Museum is about 18,000 pieces from different cultures and many parts of the world. Special interest is the cultural importance of bread from ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean to the rice cultures of Asia…

A special feature of the collection makes the collection of works of visual art. Examples are the outstanding artists such as Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Kathe Kollwitz and Pablo Picasso. Another focus are the paintings of the 17’th Century, with religious and secular works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Jan Flegel, or Frans Francken. Finally, a significant inventory made of contemporary works, demonstrating the extent to which artists like Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Joseph Beuys or Mark Lüpertz have dealt with the issue.

Find out more on their website (german only)

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Breadboard

Monika Koziol – Breadboard

Made at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design
London – 2008 Oct.
wooden with laser etched letters

Breadboard was part of presentation that Monika had to give at the university as her favorite piece of design – she chose bread, as the greatest invention ever. Text on the board links basic ideas of what makes one happy and some facts about bread.

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BREAD or ALIVE

BBB Johannes Deimling – BREAD or ALIVE film (images from his former performances)-  2004
with: with Silja Saarepuu, Villu Plink, Gabriele Avanzinel
Germany, duration: 9:27

“… The Film describes in a surreal way our relation to the simple but important thing: Bread. The artist includes in this film images from his former performances, mixed them with new elements and sounds. The result is a film, that points with humor and strong images on the banal and ordinary nourishment and puts it into the center. … ”    (Dr. Eduard Fried)

text from the artist’s website.
See the video here.

Edible humans

Csurka Eszter – bread-sculpture action

2003. október 19 / Budapesti Őszi Fesztivál
Fogyasztható művészet – ZabArt / Várfok Galéria
Screen capture from the documentation video

During a whole day, under a tent big pieces of dough are stretched on steel frame shaping mans, womans and children then they are place in furnace to be baked. When the bread persons are baked well the public start to consume step by step, so all what remain are the steel wire frames.

Photos by Sárközi Csaba

It can be interpreted as a human being, who has a rigid frame covered with this living hot material – bread. It has it’s on life till it is consumed by itself.

At the same time it can be viewed as a relation between sacred and profane, between the artwork as creation and the consumer who eagerly wants to own everything if is possible inside him. After destruction he realizes what have he done.

The text is translated by me from Encz Sarolta’s text written in Balkon – contemporary art magazine Hungary

Louise Fresco on TED

Louise Fresco – Feeding the whole world

2009 Feb.TED – ted.com
18 minute talk

“Louise Fresco shows us why we should celebrate mass-produced, supermarket-style white bread. She says environmentally sound mass production will feed the world, yet leave a role for small bakeries and traditional methods”- ted.com

She’s talk was very unilateral, and she missed a lot of details, and that’s why there are a lot of interesting comments.

Here are some good comments:

Stop buying mass produced bread that somehow have 15-20 ingredients instead of: flour, yeast, water ,salt and whatever niceness you feel like putting in it.” – Karl Andre Bru/source,TED

Well said! I wonder how much this womam was paid to give this talk? As you say bread has only four ingredients. Ideally they should be organic as other wheat is sprayed I don’t know how many times and retains the dangerous toxins in the valuable bran layers. White bread is a non food in fact a consultant surgeon friend of ours actually called it poison. People who eat white bread are likely to supper from diverticular disease caused by constipation and ultimately they may even get cancer of the bowl which is the chemical manifestation of constipation.” – Neville Gay/source,TED

Wonderbread(white sliced bread) may be a good solution in an underdeveloped country where people are starving to death. In the Land of Choice (a/k/a USoA), the qualitative difference between the white bread and whole grain virtually punches you in the face…” – AJ/ source nextnature

…the point is still very valid – that population growth will only be aggravated by having more food available. Though not the most humanitarian perspective. It’s a very likely and unfortunate case.” – meemers542 / source – YouTube