Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Helen Gorrill

Benedict XVI Confession Chamber

Benedict XVI Confession Chamber

Helen Gorrill. Benedict XVI Confession Chamber , 2010–2011.

Description:
Interactive textile installation based on Pope Benedict editing women out of the bible in his new book for children. Each and every biblical female has been named on a ball-gagged Pope commemoration. Contains hundreds of confessions, some are sealed and belong to some of the world's leading figures in the arts, some are visible and anonymous. Viewers are invited to confess their own sins and leave them hidden or revealed within the chamber. My aim is to inspire people to look more closely at feminist issues inherent within the bible and Christianity.

Medium:
Mixed Media

Tags:
Pope Benedict XVI, feminist, art, religious, confession, chamber, booth

Images
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Location
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Contact
hgorrill@yahoo.com

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