Erdem Taşdelen

A Petition of the Left Hand


A Petition of the Left Hand is an investigation into left-handedness as a socio-historical phenomenon, incorporating works that span a range of media including video, sculpture, drawing and found objects. These works are the culmination of a year-long research that explored past discriminatory practices against left-handed individuals, and seek to create a metaphorical framework within which social discrimination can be thought today. My approach in the project oscillates between an academic tone in the manner of a social science researcher and a personal one where I delve into my relationship with my father, who as a left-hander was forced to learn to write with his ‘right’ hand.

A Petition of the Left Hand
was supported by British Columbia Arts Council.

A Petition of the Left Hand      A Petition of the Left Hand      The Dutch Handedness Questionnaire      My Father's Left Hand

All The Decisive Blows      A 'Southpaw' Pitcher      Lefthander Magazine      A Left-handed Lunch