This project is an attempt to remember how simple aspects of life can bring joy and happiness. It started with the idea to encourage people to value handmade bread again and ended with a small exhibition “tangible joy” which should transfer my enthusiasm for hand-crafted bread. I invited people to feel and enjoy the uniqueness and simplicity of handmade bread and remind them that we might take it for granted nowadays. The concept is carried out with four different objects that transport these values.
A cutting board and a table that represents the community and sharing of bread. It is one thing to eat a slice of self-made bread but another to share it with others.
A “bakerhorn” that is not just a signal for communicating that the bread is finished It is also a symbol for closing the gab between production and consumption. Buying bread is getting something extraordinary again because the act of buying a bread is filled with emotions.
How is it possible to appreciate something you don’t know? Baking bread is not easy. The best way to understand its complexity is to bake one on your own. A hand-crafted bread is hard work, needs a lot of experience and especially time. In the past people around the village brought their self made though to the bakery because only the baker had a oven. The wooden ring is more a reminder then a tool, a reminder that tangible experience can lead to an extended understanding of complex processes and thus help to appreciate its value.