Evidence of My Sexual Misdemeanour
‘Evidence of My Sexual Misdemeanour’ is a series of photographs that respond to individual statements from the MMPI- an internationally recognised psychological test that the Turkish military uses on gay men wishing to be exempt from the compulsory military service. The MMPI and other set of investigations are used to ascertain the ‘true’ sexuality of the examinee, as a way of legitimising otherness and surveilling bodies that they deem dangerous. Staging these photographs in my own domestic space and printing them in the darkroom, I express and construct an identity on the gallery, which aims to confront the imposed institutional identity of ‘the gay man’ in contemporary Turkey and offer one of a multitude of queer identities as an alternative.
David Allison • Junwei Chen • Yuanbo Chen • Alexandra Diez de Rivera • Melanie Issaka • Kyungchan Jung • Eman Khokhar • Claire Sunho Lee • Zhihang Li • Jiaxin Liang • Emil Lombardo • Paavo Lyle-Smythe • Luc Schol • Rita Silva • Kirsty Sim • Svetlana Talanova • Gökhan Tanrıöver • An Ting Teng • Ruudu Ulas • Veronica Viacava • Ignas Vincerzevskis • Wenxuan Wang • Jimmi Wing Ka Ho • Myro Wulff • Bing Ye •