The Police Station, 2011 Althea Thauberger - Vancouver, Canada

Map #9,
611 Yonge Street (North of Gloucester Street)
Fa├žade and street event
Suitable for all ages

A portable office will be transformed into a make-believe temporary "Police Station." Random members of the public will be "arrested" by actors in period law enforcement costumes, and will be chosen based on randomly generated profiles. "Arrested" citizens will be escorted into the "Police Station," performatively processed, and temporarily "detained," during which time they will participate in a workshop with the artist. Before being released without charge, "arrested citizens" will be given multiple copies of their "processing paperwork" which they may redistribute on the street as they wish.  This process will continue throughout the evening.

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Photo Credit: Althea Thauberger, The Police Station