* under constuction
3 times 40 pieces
"Fanouropita'' (the reveal cake) is a traditional cake in Greece, forming an almost daily connection with the religious beliefs of the country. Once the believer's request is revealed by Saint Fanourios, a cake blessed by the Church is prepared in exchange. Then a giving and taking activity of blessed pieces takes place between the attending people in the temple. Thus we can follow in our days a continuity that preserves a primordial relation of reciprocity, offering and exchange between the human individual, the divine and the community.
Although Saint Fanourios is celebrated on August 27, requests and cakes for him are prayer practices answered throughout the year in Greece. There are times when the requests and their realization are more than the sweet ex-votos. In this common case, we are in front of a spiritual and moral debt, in which the sacred tacit agreement between the two parties is unilaterally satisfied. This relationship (between the believer and the Saint) does not seem to need immediate confirmation.
Humanity has reached our days through centuries of ritual processes. The western zeitgeist tends to renounce them en masse, although the idea of the ritual itself seems to retain an important social value. How ritual practice may concern and be relevant to contemporary Art?