MICHAEL BODIE

USC FENCE - A DOCU-NARRATIVE INSTALLATION

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.