The Binding

June 30, 2010 - July 01, 2010

" The Binding examines the wider psychological and cultural impact of this lost body of fatherhood. Using her own son as a model, Dixie makes reference to key texts of Western culture which illustrate how the invisibility of paternity is, in fact, key to the establishment of patriarchal masculinities – an absence which is resolved through the actual or symbolic sacrifice of the son." ( Seddon 2015)

For further reading on this installation:

" Paternity and Intertextuality in Christine Dixie's The Binding", by Dr. .Deborah Seddon which you can find  in Publications on this website