Is it reasonable to imprison people, because they do not want to talk about their genitals?

The idea for “Genital Call” originated from debates following lawsuits against transsexuals in England and Scotland, where – mostly quite young – people were sentenced to several years of imprisonment because they had not revealed their assigned birth-gender and looks of their genitalia when meeting new (potential) partners.

An open call was asking for descriptions of the recipients own genitalia. It was directed mainly at cis*sexuals (A cis*sexual person identifies with the gender assigned at birth certificate states’female’ and you identify as a woman.) in order to place those genitalia which are socially classified as “natural” and “normal” in a legal context and thereby exposing them to distortion caused by the shift of media.

Professional court sketch artists were commissioned to visually realize these descriptions.

The submitted texts werenarrated by eleven speakers and are audible via headphones and visually realized in german sign language on screen.

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