Sunday, 13 January 2008

Family life

The Destruction of the Father is the name of a piece by Louise Bourgeois. She describes it in this way:
This piece is basically a table, the awful, terrifying family dinner table headed by the father who sits and gloats. And the others, the wife, the children, what can they do'? They sit there, in silence. The mother, of course, tries to satisfy the tyrant, her husband... So, in exasperation, we grabbed the man, threw him on the table, dismembered him and proceeded to devour him.


Dale said...

This is a perfect piece I guess for our new February holiday in Ontario - Family Day. Yikes.

Charles Lambert said...

Hmm. Have fun!