Bread, by Bahar Behbahani, is a collection of interdisciplinary, collaborative works, which encompass a group of performative installations and participatory video installations. Each iteration explores the power of bread through people’s personal memories amid larger political and economic spheres of this universal sustenance.
Behbahani—inspired by her inherent affection for bakeries in Iran, as well as new global fears of genetically modified wheat and gluten disorders—examines the blurred line between pleasure and pain. Bread attempts to penetrate the collective amnesia about the history and culture of bread, and in the process, connect diverse communities within today’s detached culture. In these immersive performative installations, Behbahani explores the role of sensoria in reproducing forgotten memories.