Police Officers Contribution

by Núria Güell

Some male police officers would flirt with me in the streets, making me feel very uncomfortable, and at the same time they were breaking the law. Police members are banned by law to engage in a friendship, or intimate or sexual relationship with foreigners. I played along with their proposals, secretly recorded the encounters and kept their private telephone numbers. My response to their proposals for intimate meetings was to agree to meet. However the time and place I suggested was at the opening of the exhibition where the documentation of each encounter with them was displayed using the “police inquiry” technique.
The police officers are the most evident face of the control that the System exercises on the individual. In this case, their acts seem inconsistent with what they are supposed to represent.
Through this project, I seek to disorder those who represent and dictate order, to question the power structures and the “unquestionable” social roles these structures legitimize.
Tags subversive , political, research, conceptual, body
Technique Other

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