Indications of Guilt, pt.1
Indications of Guilt, pt.1 examines the structures of American police interrogation and their relationship to fictional screen representations of law enforcement.
In 2017, Maud Craigie travelled to Texas to train in America’s widely used form of psychological interrogation. The techniques used have faced scrutiny in recent years due to high false confession rates. This training provided the raw material for a new body of work, comprising a single channel film, shown alongside a sound work and a selection of objects from Craigie’s research.
The work combines staged and documentary methods to explore how psychological interrogation can function as a process for creating fiction, whilst ostensibly seeking to establish truth.
Craigie’s research was supported by the Boise Travel Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, 2016.
Maud Craigie is one of two artists selected for The South West Showcase 2020. SWS is a recurring open call platform (est. 2013), showcasing artists from across the South West region. The showcase aims to support contemporary artists working and living in the South West through a year-long programme of mentoring and support with an exhibition outcome; presenting a long-term commitment to profiling and supporting the practices of artists in this region.