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Correct by Jenny Wicks

Correct, An Exhibition by Jenny Wicks

4th - 22nd March 2013

In work created during a 9 ‐month residency at Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), Glasgow University, photographer and audio artist Jenny Wicks explores how researchers at the largest criminological centre in Scotland approach the study of crime and punishment. The appeal and challenges of this project lie in the fact that it aims to illuminate a neglected corner of a world, one that perversely suffers from an excess of mis-representation and stylization. Depictions of crime and crime science in popular culture represent this world through a narrow and increasingly hackneyed set of spaces – the crime lab, the courtroom, dark alleys and sink estates. Wicks gained unprecedented access to prisons across Scotland including HMP Low Moss, Scotland’s newest prison, prior to its opening for ‘business’. Insider involvement at the criminological centre created a unique opportunity to counter the popular cultural
depictions of crime and crime science.

A scaled down installation was exhibited within HMP Barlinnie (7th-21st November2012). It has now culminated in the installation’s public showing 4th – 22nd March 2013 at The Briggait Project Spaces, Glasgow. The installation’s audio, visual and sculptural components seek to immerse and bring the audience into the close-up presence of criminological sites, exploring key boundaries between innocent and guilty, researcher and researched, us and them, and shows how researchers’ use of criminological spaces resists and reproduces social hierarchies.

Correct will preview on Friday 1st March 2013 between 6-8pm. For full details about how to find the Briggait, please click here.


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