Punishment

Tatsumi Orimoto – Punishment

performance  –  2009 February 12 ,
location: ARCOmadrid – international contemporary art fair
represented by: DNA, Berlin

This is the second post (see the first one) with a new performance of Tatsumi. His performance might well make allusion to the crucifixion of 26 Christian missionaries in Japan in the 16th century, as punishment for their perceived destabilising influence. Orimoto thus expresses how the carrier of bread, the bearer of a different other message, is seen as a threat and is persecuted and martyred. Through the bread scattered on the floor in Punishment, we are witnesses to this waste of communication.” (excerpt from the press release).

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image credit –  vernissage.tv

Click here to watch the video documentation.

This performance was performed also at DND Berlin. Images here.

We feed the wold

Erwin Wagenhofer- We Feed The World

documentary movie –  2005,  Austria
movie locations: France, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, Brazil and Austria.
 

A very good concise movie about the dark side of global food industry. It shows very well that the consumer have the power to change all this by being well informed and of course – act

“Every day in Vienna the amount of unsold bread sent back to be disposed of is enough to supply Austria’s second-largest city, Graz.”

It’s an ugly contrast between the bread as symbol of Jesus’s body and this bread as garbage.

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You can watch this part of the movie on YouTube here.

Supermarket breads

Vancsa Domokos

thought – 2008 June

Several time when I left my home Saint George for a longer period,  one of the missed “object” was the bread – a traditional one, made from wheat and potato in Bodok, a village near the town. I am thousands  kilometers away from home, my parents can’t send me “the bread” so every day I buy other ones here in Ireland, mostly form supermarkets like Tesco. The racks are full and you should have to choose from, but there is nothing similar to my favorite one, and I still didn’t find a substitute.  I stay always more at bread section and try to get down one. I saw other eastern European figures who also search and hope that they will find the “home-bread” in this foreign supermarket.

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images by yisris

Wanek’s performance

Wanek Ferenc – No title

performance –  1996
program: Superstition Actions Workshop (Babona Akciok – hungarian)
location: Kezdivasarhely/Seklerland/Transylvania/Romania

On a reimbursed table he fills the bread with creased sex magazines. At the end of the action he spit a pigeon egg (which was hidden in his mouth till then) to a plate.

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fotó: Vargyasi Levente

Crater in a bread

Molnar KrisztinaCrater in a home-made bread

ready-made –  2009, Timisoara/Romania
hardware: Moulinex Home Bread
baker: Csiki Zsolt

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.

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Bread and fish in Second Life

Kakukkfu YosukeArt’s 1.000.056 ‘th birthday

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.

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A special “How is Made”

Thomas Thwaites – The toaster project

product design – ongoing project

This guy is trying to build a toaster, from scratch beginning by mining the raw materials and ending with a product that Argos sells for only £3.99.  Follow his hard work here.

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with a magnet under the paper he separates the iron from the rest
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Microwaves for melting iron? yes
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after 30 minutes at full power, the iron is melted

Me rhino

Vetró BarnabásMe rhino

photo-action –  2009
made in artist’s home
Saint George/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.

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photo: Roth Enikő