Other Bakers - between an experience and dough, 2019
Lucitopia / LRDC Festivall
Qingliangshan National Forest Park Jiangxi, CH
- between a mirror and dough
2015 - current
Performative workshop, shared baking session
The shared baking session expands from an experience I had while trying to bake my self-portrait from a traditional Finnish bun dough: it became a battle between my ideas, my hands and the qualities of the dough. It was a struggle about how the result should look, how I would want to be like and how it ends up looking after the dough rising in the oven. This confusing experience fascinated me and I wanted to explore it further in a shared, social environment.
The sessions begin with preparing the bun dough and followed by a discussion about the topics of identity and representation. The participants are suggested to bake a self-portrait but there is space for relating and open-interpretation forms. The results have varied from angry women to boyfriend buns, from posing for bun-selfies and exchanging about shaping one’s identity, cultural expectations and touching personal stories.
The Baking workshops have been organised from group sessions to one-to-one moments in various occasions and countries.