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/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

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photo: Roth Enikő

Etna IV

Ütő Gusztáv & Kónya RékaEtna IV

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.

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Bread Book

Péter Alpár – Bread Book

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.

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Cross in Bread

Előd Izsák – Cross in Bread ( “Kenyerbe vetett kereszt” – from  hungarian)

video installation –  2006
exhibited in Oradea – Transylvania/Romania
bread was made by the artist’s mother in Egerpatak – Seklerland/Transylvania/Romania

Under the bread on a TV-screen a loop video can be seen with a rotating cross graved on the bread-crumb.

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The bread’s shape reminds us to the millstone. The rotation of the cross reminds us to an increasingly forgotten ancient tradition – the blessing of the bread (in the bread)

Bread Man

Tatsumi Orimoto – Bread Man

performance –  ’90s
location – Nepal, Germany …

The idea to make a BreadBlog came when I saw an image about one of  Tatsumi Orimoto’s performance.

image from art-magazine.de

[…]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

image from – coolhunting.com