Tova Mozard, Cops/Actors, photography, video, 16 November–16 December 2017

Cecilia Hillström Gallery is pleased to present Tova Mozard’s second solo show at the gallery, Cops/Actors. The exhibition consists of a series of photographs and a video work, all including scenes of men in police uniforms doing their work, struggling both with the performance and the surrounding environment. The backdrop for the stage, the American mountainous landscape, offers a strange setting for the LAPD, Los Angeles Police Department. Stumbling around in a deserted park, the policemen seem lost and abandoned to nature.

Repetitively performed against a background of the city of dreams, the familiar one-liners closely associated with movies and TV-series gradually start to lose their content. Here, the concept of law and order seems unstable and not completely trustworthy. Are we witnessing a charade or true action – or both? Are the policemen for real or just pretending to offer safety and stability?

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