JAAKKO MYYRI — (PEJ) PERCEIVING-EXTRA-JUDGING — EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCE
The narrative which we call our subjectivity is a tool of self-exploration, leaving the old and incorporating the new for evolutionary re-calibration.
Our bodies work as subjects or instruments for these desires and sensorial dominions to arise from.
Feeling outside yourself, as you were just today?
This exhibition concludes Jaakko Myyri‘s residency period at Bucharest Air, where he has worked simultaneously on ‘queering’ research and developing an online app based on the popular personality type test known as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which he now presents in queered format. The original test was based on Katharine Briggs’ interpretations on Jung’s theory of archetypes, which Briggs then reintroduced and revamped to become the most popular personality test today used among corporations and government institutions. While this type indicator has gained a lot of popularity through the internet, it also carries an undisclosed controversial legacy of Briggs’ persona. While 89 of Fortune 100 companies use this test to see suitability of job candidates, it proves and reflects a change in urgency for new discussion upon what types of agencies and subjectivities shall thrive towards certain positions and what gears our relationality in urban settings. Now Myyri expands the display into a ramified setting looking to identify precarious moments in other-sensory world of queer care.