The Crime Scene Motel Project examines a particular social site, the cheap motel room, as a setting for criminal transgression. Drawing on criminal law analysis, ‘ghost criminology’ and a research methodology entwining autoethnography, the act of sleeping and visual arts, The Crime Scene Motel Project contributes to spatial understandings of these private-but-publicly shared rooms as sites that lend themselves to crime events, have experienced criminal behaviour and remain charged with the traces of transgression.
Select works follow on the next pages. Thanks to Nick Creecy for neon sign design assistance, and Alexi Creecy and Brian Joyce for assisting with installing at Scratch Art Space (Sydney) solo show, 2022.
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