Erdem Taşdelen


The Conduit

Handwriting samples and analysis reports in vitrine (21 sheets)
Vitrine dimensions variable

For this project I worked with two professional graphologists (handwriting analysts) in order to deliver an experimental meta-analysis on the field of graphology. The work consists of a series of original letters documenting a two-step process in which I first requested handwritten reports on my own handwriting from the two graphologists, and then forwarded their reports to one another and asked them to analyze each other's handwriting. By putting them out of their comfort zones, the resulting work points to the subjective involvement of the analysts in the course of analysis, thereby destabilizing their positions of power.

CLICK HERE to view a PDF of transcriptions of the letters

Installation view: Far Away So Close: Part I, Access Gallery, Vancouver, 2014. Photos by Dennis Ha.

Installation view: Things Behind the Sun, Galeri NON, Istanbul, 2013. Photos by Çağlar Kanzık.