Genital Call

Giegold & Weiß

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 in England and Scotland, where – mostly quite young – people were sentenced to several years of imprisonment because they had not revealed their assigned birthgender 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 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. Visitors were welcome to add their own outlines to the court sketch artists’ interpretations.

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