Suspects (Performance for the Police)

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  • Suspects (Performance for the Police)

  • Artist: Artspeak Gallery
  • Artist: Teri Snelgrove
  • Year: 2001
  • Duration: 26:38
  • Country: Canada
  • Teri Snelgrove worked in close collaboration with Arcan, Guhle, Schafer and Stewart on the production of their work over the summer and early fall of 2000. Her video document of the three projects that make up Suspects (Performance for the Police) includes production footage, images of the final installation in the gallery and interviews with the other artists. The process of their production is placed firmly within the context of the public debate around the police camera proposal and the subsequent development of a Four Pillared Approach to address the drug trade in the neighbourhood, part of the City of Vancouver s Downtown Eastside Revitalization Program. As this strategy heads into a phase of public consultation, her document extends the discussion initiated by the projects beyond the exhibition space and contextualizes the work within the contested ground of public policy development.

    A Set of Suspicions has been generously supported by the Vancouver
    Foundation and The Canada Council for the Arts through the
    Interdisciplinary Arts Program.

    For more information, please contact Artspeak at (604) 688-0051.

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  • Accession #: 2564
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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