There are two parts of this book, the tutorial and the appendix. We provide complete information on how to socialize with the police at different stages of conversation during such an encounter. We also provide various case studies which help you recognize the cop’s intention to ask for a bribe, as well as verbal terms and body languages often used during the process. In the appendix, we list common wordplay in the glossary, and the “Bill Info” section includes stories of different bills as well as their nicknames. By the end of the book, we add up to 30 bribe stories that comprise a diverse number of contexts and situations within the limited pages of this manual.
In this book, we focus on traffic violations and police pulling over drivers, and the stories are mostly from Bogotá. But the manual can be easily applied to different situations in Columbia.
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Yunyu Ayo SHIH (b. 1985) currently lives and works in Taipei. He graduated from National Taiwan University with a BA in History in 2007 and School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Sculpture in 2014. Shih’s work has always related closely to the space he is situated. In Taipei, a city he lived in for ten years, he turn a whole building into the subject of his art. While he is constantly moving and relocating, his works are stored in suitcases and become archives, documents, and books that tells different stories. He frequently explores different appearances of memorial and memory while at the same time involving interactions between himself and state apparatus. Instead of posing a confrontational gesture, he tends to choose co-existent or penetrated attitudes to explore gray areas.
Shih’s work has been exhibited at Para Site, Guangdong Times Museum, MoNTUE Taipei, Power Station Art Museum in Shanghai, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, VT Artsalon (Taiwan), Practice Space (NY), 4-18 Space (Bogota), Long March Space in Beijing, Cultural Center Belgrade and many other spaces. He has been the recipient of the New Artist Society Award, Taiwan National Cultural Affair Grant, and The National Culture and Arts Foundation Award, and has participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Arctic Circle Residency, and 4-18 Residency in Colombia.