Burak Kaynak – Sliced Bread//Notebookproduct design
A funy product made by a turkish creative director. There are 12 slices like the months so a 1 year sketches can be packed and archived as a bread.
The project webpage here.
Váncsa Domokos – Self-portrait with two sekler potato breadmixed technique – 140 x 80 x 50 cm 2009 – Timisoara, Romania
Erwin Wagenhofer- We Feed The Worlddocumentary movie – 2005, 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.
You can watch this part of the movie on YouTube here.
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.
images by yisris
Wanek Ferenc – No titleperformance – 1996 program: Superstition Actions Workshop (Babona Akciok – hungarian)
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.
fotó: Vargyasi Levente
Molnar Krisztina – Crater in a home-made bread
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.
Kakukkfu Yosuke – Art’s 1.000.056 ‘th birthday
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.
Thomas Thwaites – The toaster 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.with a magnet under the paper he separates the iron from the rest Microwaves for melting iron? yes after 30 minutes at full power, the iron is melted
Vetró Barnabás – Me rhino
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.
photo: Roth Enikő
Ütő Gusztáv & Kónya Réka – Etna IV
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.