2009, Sculpture, Silicone, vibrator engine, 50H x 6W x 4D cms

"Produit de France responds to the cliché of France. The cliché that a person reluctant to accept. Versus a phenomenon which is so many times repeated that it becomes a cliché. But how many times can be seen in France endless crowds of people and baguettes, endless happiness of baguettes, infinitely long baguettes? Identifying nation with bread? Pride of bread! Masturbating pride. Masturbation with bread. Produit de France!!"

Bread and Circuses (Produit de France)

"I made Produit de France as a respond to the cliché of France. The cliché that a person reluctant to accept. Versus a phenomenon which is so many times repeated that it becomes a cliché. But how many times can be seen in France endless crowds of people and baguettes, endless happiness of baguettes, infinitely long baguettes? Identifying nation with bread? Pride of bread! Masturbating pride. Masturbation with bread. Produit de France. That was my first impulse to this piece of work.

But during the time I have realized that there is also something deeper in this symbolic combination of a bread and a sex toy. It is the dynamic of principe "Bread and Circuses", which didn't end in the ancient Rome, I guess."

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