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Erdem Taşdelen

All The Decisive Blows


All The Decisive Blows: A book of quotes on the left hand is an artist book by Erdem Taşdelen which consists of a collection of quotes on the left hand by a series of well-known individuals including philosophers, artists, actors and musicians. Gathered over a year, these quotes serve as a catalogue of our collective understanding of the left hand. The book, which is designed in reverse so that the pages turn from left to right, takes its title from a quote from Walter Benjamin: “These are the days when no one should rely unduly on his competence. Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.”

This publication is an edition of 500 and was printed on the occasion of the exhibition A Petition of the Left Hand at NON, Istanbul in September 2014.