Variations on normal by Dominic Wilcox

Day 5: Bread of light
September 5, 2010, 10:46 pm
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I wondered what would happen if I put a light bulb in bread dough, baked it then switched it on….

I used a low energy bulb as I thought maybe it wouldn’t get too hot and burn the bread when switched on. (don’t try this at home)

I liked the volcanic red colour/texture. Next step is to go bigger. This one is to be continued…

This is part of a 30 day Speed Creating project I am doing. Final outcomes will be exhibited at the Anti – Design Festival 18th-26th September, 28 Redchurch St, London. You can follow my progress on Twitter and Facebook, Click here to view all the days so far in a row.

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This is by far the most random and creative thing I’ve ever seen done with either bread OR a lightbulb. Excellent!!

Comment by Ryan Lelache

nice comment thanks

Comment by Dominic (admin)

likeedy like like

Comment by Layla

I’m surprised the bulb didn’t break from the oven’s heat.

Comment by Christian

i was thinking the same thing! but you never know if you don’t try. by the way dont these lampbulbs get hot if there on.

Btw: great project!!!

Comment by leonie

This is great. I have to put in a permanent link to you to spread the word.

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Comment by Dominic (admin)

It´s like birthday candles 2. (?)

Comment by JBantha

I know you say don’t try this at home…..but its ever so tempting….whats the worst that could happen? *checks insurance for “explosive devices”coverage*

Comment by Jen

Mercury leak — have a fan handy.

Comment by infojunkie

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Comment by editionsavivre

Awesome idea. Made me wonder if you could bake the bread with the heat of the bulb if it was plugged in.

Comment by Verner

Highlight would be the smell of freshly baked bread every time the light went on. 😉

Comment by Anna

You guys should check it out this very interesting 2004 project called Paneluce, from Belmer Negrillo. It is a bread lamp that uses the heat of the bulb to finish the cooking of the bread, and allows for a consumption choice between eating the bread or keeping it as a lamp.

Comment by Robert

it would be really interesting if the lightbulb cooked the dough

Comment by Ed Rivers

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