cyberformance – 2009 ian. 17
location: Second Life
This cyber performance or cyberformance was made in one of the metaverse known as Second Life, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game(MMORPG).
The action is a reinterpretation of a biblical story in which Jesus made a miracle duplicating bread and fish to a plenty of starving people. In cyberspace duplicating is not a miracle, and the bread is not an important symbol anymore. read more on his blog here.
photo-action – 2009
made in artist’s home, Saint George/Seklerland/Transylvania/Romania
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. Barnabás’s blog
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.
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.
[…]Believe in the power of bread. That was the idea behind Japanese artist Tatsumi Orimoto’s “Bread Man” performance art series in the ’90s. Meant as a unifying symbol of communication, he made his name with the body of work which involved global travel to places like Nepal and Germany with loaves of bread tied around his head while a puzzled public looked or laughed on … read more