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. “(Deborah Seddon, Paternity and Intertextuality in Christine Dixie’s The Binding)

The Binding/Installation

This multi-media Installation consists of six large scale framed prints, six sculptures and six veils.

Collections: The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Further Reading:

Seddon, D. 2012. Paternity and Intertextuality in Christine Dixie's The Binding

Von Veh, K. 2014. Deconstructing Dogma: Transgressive Religious Iconography in South African Art. Johannesburg, de Arte 89.

Interview: Dr. Karen Milbourne, Senior curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art interviews Christine Dixie 

The Binding Catalogue 2010