Useful Knowledge

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Category:
ARTWORK
Type:
video art
Keywords:
alienation / female / tradition / work
Creation Date:
2006 - 2007
Language:
Hungarian
Description:
In the ’Useful knowledge’ video installation we can see a women, the artist herself. She is kneading dough. The viewer can not see, therefore can not understand the technique of preapering the dough. There is a technique indeed, the learning of which was a useful, neseccary and indispensable knowledge once. In the movie I talk about the personal experience of kneading. Kneading is like a meditation. The woman almost unifies with the thing she is concentrating on. Unconsciously she locks out the environment and becomes empty. The luckwarm dough sticks to the skin. Woman and dough is almost breathing and living together, they are like one body. Making bread is a tradition. In our days, in the consumer society this tradition lost its significance. The knowledge of making bread is only useful for those, who believe it is useful. (...) (E.B.)

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Original Title (Hungarian):
Hasznos tudás