|A TOUGH DAY AT THE OFFICE|
Shanan Kurtz and Gareth Long 2003
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uses footage from the "Law & Order" series in order to celebrate the
mundane, routine and largely unnoticed actions inherent in the show’s
featured occupations. The criminal investigations and court trials in
the show are comprised of suspenseful scenarios and swift, satisfying
resolutions – the opposite of real police and lawyer’s work, which often
moves at near-glacial pace. The boring and repetitive actions, when
removed from their context and highlighted, defuse the drama of the
show and become devoid of meaning. They also look really funny.