The ties that bind me to my Brothers are not wrapped around my wrists, but rather are fastened to my heart

Single channel video & performance, 2012. 

Exploring the concept of fraternal relations that incorporate performance, video and installation. The title a traditional anonymous phrase commonly used by US college fraternity houses.

The Ties that Bind ... investigates the possibilities and outcomes of re-performance and re-articulation of text & video through the daily performance of a short section of script, appropriated from the opening (non-explicit) scene from a 1980’s gay adult movie. Through this re-iterative process and by re-contextualising the purpose, place and form of the original, the piece unpicks a form of masculine identity and how this becomes a motif or modus operandi in fraternal dealings.

Click here for short excerpt.