Suspects (Performance for the Police)Video
Artists: Warren Arcan, Shelley Guhle and Josh Schafer, Teri Snelgrove, Susan Stewart
Directed by Teri Snelgrove
Produced by Artspeak
VHS Running Length 26:38
(includes A Set of Suspicions publication)
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 Pillars 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.