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The Crime Scene Motel Project

Criminology & Visual Art

About

The Crime Scene Motel Project examines a particular social site, the cheap motel room, as a setting for criminal transgression.

Drawing on ‘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. 

The Crime Scene Motel Project

Upcoming collaborative performance The Dream Test with the Splinter Orchestra 17 April 2021

The Crime Scene Motel Project

Publications

McKay, C (2021 forthcoming) Who’s been sleeping in my bed? Cheap motel rooms and transgression. In Fiddler, M, Linnemann, T & Kindynis, T, Ghost Criminology, New York University Press. 

McKay, C (draft manuscript) The Crime Scene Motel Project

Bosch, M & McKay, C (2019) Traumascapes https://livingroomtheatre.org/2019/09/traumascapes/

Presentations

McKay, C (2019) Who’s been sleeping in my bed? Ghost Criminology Panel. American Society of Criminology Conference, San Francisco, USA

McKay, C & Joyce, B (2019) trueTRUECRIMEcrime, performative lecture, The Violence Conference, Verona, Italy

McKay, C, Joyce, B & Lee, M (2019) trueTRUECRIMEcrime, performative lecture, ANZSOC Conference, Perth, WA

McKay, C (2020) The Crime Scene Motel: guesthouse or ghosthouse? European Society of Criminology Conference, Romania (online)

McKay, C (2020) Crime Scene Motel Project. Sydney Environment Institute, Sites of Violence Imagination Hole, University of Sydney

McKay, C (2021) The Aesthetics of Violence, panelist, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney

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Contact

http://www.carolynmckay.com


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