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).
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.
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.
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
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.