“Entitled as…” video installation (2004) by Arzu Ozkal Telhan (Turkey)
A naked newborn baby is not considered wrong or bad. A naked two years old on the beach is generally considered normal and innocuous. At what age a child is considered as a human and trained with the set of social practices, disciplinized and socialized ?
“Activities such as walking, experiencing shame (experiencing gender), stigmatization, eating, and dressing, are the daily rituals through which the child attends and trains the body. The body is a powerful symbolic form, a surface on which the central rules, hierarchies, and even metaphysical commitments of culture are inscribed (sewed).” Michel Foucault