Bread Head 15th &16th October
15th & 16th October 2011
‘Join us in the creation and devouring of this most noble food. For two days we will collectively create a fearsome feast of Bread Heads. Crafted faces of dreams or nightmares baked in our bespoke wood oven and displayed for a few hours among the detritus of their making.
Break bread with friends and strangers on Sunday 16th, 4pm onwards, for an evening as bacchanalian or puritan as you choose. Bring cheese, wine and a small jar for some ‘Mother’ sourdough starter’.
A 'bread head' is someone who is obsessed with the monetary cost of things, but the term also implies that this sort of valuation is wrong-headed, that there ought to be a brain rather than a bap between one's ears. The real costs of the things we consume and the real value of our time are perhaps distorted at the cash register. While making bread heads for our consumption, this exhibition will raise questions about what values and meanings are invested in the food we eat, both personally and as a society.
Project made possible with the generous support of Shipton Mill