Immigration Detention in Canada: C’est arrivé près de chez vous

Morley, Priya S.. Immigration Detention in Canada: C’est arrivé près de chez vous. Mississauga, Ont.: Blackwood Gallery, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

''This publication is part of the project Mann beißt Hund by Stine Marie Jacobsen. Written by S. Priya Morley and an anonymous refugee lawyer, it was produced in the context of the exhibition the distance between nowhere and now here, curated by Charlotte Lalou Rousseau. Jacobsen conceptualized Mann beißt Hund in Belgium in 2013, concurrently with protests against poorly written legislations of public space and their abusive misuse by city officers. Belgian citizens interviewed by the artist saw C’est arrivé près de chez vous (translated as Man Bites Dog, 1992, a mockumentary following a serial killer’s daily routine) as an illustration of the dangerous slippage from individual discretionary power to collective social disaster. In its initial iteration, Mann beißt Hund included workshops about law writing with teenagers, developed in collaboration with a local lawyer. Displacing the piece into a North-American context, the artist asked two Toronto lawyers to write a film review: a reading of the original film through the lens of the local legal context, specifically drawing analogies with issues of immigration detention in Canada.'' --
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Types: Exhibition ephemera ; Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Morley, Priya S. (Author)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Mississauga, Ont.: Blackwood Gallery
Artists: Jacobsen, Stine Marie
Art Organizations: Blackwood Gallery, University Of Toronto At Mississauga (Mississauga)
Event Title: The Distance Between Nowhere and Now Here
Type: Exhibition
Location: Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga, Ont.)
Dates: 20 Apr. - 22 May 2016
Copyright Statement: Blackwood Gallery
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 18:33
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 15:36
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