The Father is Nothing
TitleThe Father is Nothing
DirectorLeone Knight
CountryAustralia
Year1991
Duration10mins
Format16mm, Umatic video
DescriptionThis film uses a 'scene' between a woman and a female-to-male transsexual to mobilise Gilles Deleuzes's work on masochism as explored in his book 'Coldness and Cruelty'. Critical of all manifestations of fascism, the film's visuals and sound set up a tension between two libidinal economies - that of fascism (the super father) where the father is everything, and the world of the masochist, where the mother is everything and the father is nothing.