In the Spring of 2014, I lead a class of USC graduate students through the process of creating a docu-narrative performance installation exploring the social and physical implications of the fence USC erected between its campus and the community.
Using film, theatre, and other multimedia, the performance highlighted both sides of the debate. It included video and audio interviews, animated info-vizualizations, a unified sound design, twitter integration, and website.
Staged throughout, performers played "guards" checking IDs of all participants. Mid-way through the room a "protest" was enacted by a silhouetted dancer.
At the end, a room for reflection was provided where all participants were invited to continue the dialogue using our community cards.
A guard "welcomes" the audience into the exhibit.
The Installation Entrance
Student Voices Interview Station
A participant listens at a video station.
Community Response Cards on Fence
Fence Protest / Dance Performance
Twitter Feed / Audience Engagement
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