Bread and Stone
Research
2021 





During an art residency at Masseria Cultura (Puglia, IT) I investigated how fire could shape ways of community.
Over time, bread has always represented community and the essence of nourishment. The Masseria has an old communal oven that was used to fire bread of the community. I light it again, bringing it to life.

In a creative and dynamic place as the masseria, I wanted to shape a bread from the wood oven that could identify such environment.
The choice of working with flat bread was given by the fact that several food cultures have this kind of baked product, and by its versatility.
The stones of the masseria itself became moulds of new shapes, that don’t resemble existing breads but are unique to this exact time, place, gathering space.