El Pan de Cada Dia

El Pan de Cada Dia (The Daily Bread) is a daily routine, a ritual, an action to share, a community based gesture created while on an artist residency in Veracruz, Mexico.  El Pan de Cada Dia is about breaking bread in community. A loaf of bread was made each day and shared with the people of La Antigua, a small riverside village with a population of 963. Each day what is left of the loaf is saved. Thirty days of bread making, each day with a piece of loaf left to decompose and mold, symbolizing the passing of time, a living installation. Bread dates back to at least 30,000 years, forming part of many early civilizations. Most cultures have some form of bread or flat bread as part of their staple cuisine; Armenian lavash, Iranian sangaks, Indian naan or chapati, Mexican tortilla, Middle Eastern pita, Ethiopian injera, Greek psadista, etc. El Pan de Cada Dia (The Daily Bread) uses bread making as a daily gesture, as a historical symbol, as a synonym to nutrition, as a ritual, as an element that that has no social status.