Salt, 1 ton. Light. Black bread, 1500 loaves. Fiber optic.
Theorizing Method and Madness.
New Testament: "Ye are the salt of the earth" (St. Matthew 5:13).
He knew what salt meant in the common imagination.
Salt is rarely a symbol. Salt is the literal that is the basis of the symbolic.
Just as bread needs salt, salt defines what the politics of bread is about. Salt is the essence of bread.
The Poetics of Salt
Prakash Kona http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/ctheory/article/view/14974/5874
View of the part of exhibition space with the SALT AND BREAD installation in the State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. 1994. The main part of the installation consists of 1500 loaves of black bread “streaming” through the Museum window and of 1 ton of salt on the floor, lit with a blue light passing through the salt with fiber optic system.