Erdem Taşdelen


The Servitude of the Left Hand

2-channel video
46' 53"
2014

The Servitude of the Left Hand is a 2-channel video lecture that investigates various aspects of left-handedness, performed by myself. The lecture touches upon how left-handedness has been discriminated against historically, the language surrounding the phenomenon, the scientific theories on the causes of it, as well as my personal investment in the subject matter. I take left-handedness both literally and metaphorically and question why it has been maligned, drawing parallels between this outdated form of discrimination and those that continue to exist today.

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