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uses footage from the "Law & Order" series in order to celebrate the
mundane, routine and largely unnoticed actions inherent in the show’s
featured occupations. The criminal investigations and court trials in
the show are comprised of suspenseful scenarios and swift, satisfying
resolutions – the opposite of real police and lawyer’s work, which often
moves at near-glacial pace. The boring and repetitive actions, when
removed from their context and highlighted, defuse the drama of the
show and become devoid of meaning. They also look really funny.
All images are taken from the first eight episodes of the series’ first
season and no footage is repeated."
Shanan and Gareth are members of Toronto-based video art collective 640