YOU TRAIN YOUR CHILD
CURATED BY SARAH PIRRIE//PIRRIE SPACE 12.5.2017
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
- Proverbs 22:6
Christ was the Word made flesh, his flesh was the bread of life, broken. Disciples ate his flesh so that they might never again hunger.
Predicated on this cannibalistic miracle is the church.
Foucault argues that throughout history the church set about - rather than to repress - to name the myriad ways that flesh could be eaten: pulled, torn, masticated, swallowed. The word becomes flesh, the flesh becomes words. I also want to be eaten.
This exhibition charts the the seeds of my research into the materiality of 'the flesh' and in what ways flesh can be an embodiment of 'the text'.
Photography: Merinda Campbell