Exhibitors 2021


Before the bullet hits the body

Before the bullet hits the body

Before the bullet hits the body takes its title from the seminal 2018 report by the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, which led to the dismantlement of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) “predictive” policing programmes. The algorithm presented here describes an area’s predicted crime rate based on its historical average rate of crimes combined with recent trends. Exposing crime data as a social construct intended to contain, control and criminalise Black, brown and poor communities.




Before the bullet hits the body

Bill Balaskas & Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

Bill Balaskas is an artist, theorist and educator, whose research is located at the intersection of contemporary politics, digital media and visual culture. His works have been widely exhibited internationally, in museums, galleries, festivals and public spaces. Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is led by community members from diverse backgrounds including youth, formerly incarcerated people, academics, undocumented immigrants, unhoused people, artists, community groups and many more. They organise to expose the structure and function of police violence, and end the adoption of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency tactics in local policing.



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  H.D (pav. H) - Bill Balaskas & Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
 2021

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