La motivation

Located in Tampere, the Finland’s Police College trains all the country’s police officers. For The Motive (La motivation) seven students from the Poliisiammattikorkeakoulu – two women and five men – describe what led them to enrol here. Each of them responds to the same question: what motives drove you to become a police officer? Filmed like video mug shots, they express themselves in Finnish while a French voice-over creates a feeling of distance in these narratives of hopes.

The Motive, 2010, video installation with sound, 10 minutes 24 sec.

La motivation
La motivation, 2010
Still extracted from the video installation

La motivation
La motivation, 2010
Still extracted from the video installation