Bradly Dever Treadaway

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Bradly Dever Treadaway


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Mandatum draws it title from a gesture carried out for thousands of years throughout diverse geographies and religions: the act of washing another’s feet. Historically performed as a sign of humility, service, devotion, gratitude, piety or submission, here the exchange is recontextualized for a familial exchange, demonstrating an intergenerational breakdown between parents and child. While mother and father tend to one another with aged hands and feet, child performs this domestic ritual unattended.

Mandatum novis do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos.