The Obsolete Man (performance)

This work is in collaboration with Heather Holt, Justin Hoover, Chris Treggiari and the public. Special thanks to Digital Garage for sponsoring it and to Root Division for curating it. TRT 8:32.

The subject is a reflection on the gentrification of San Francisco and the shifting of value across sectors and demographics amidst the 2014 housing affordability crisis.

Originally a performance, this video documents a street theater public intervention that recreated the trial scene from the original 1961 Twilight Zone episode by the same name. The performance began with the librarian on trail for obsolescence and continued with members of public stating their worth into the microphone and judged according to the values of the program's dystopian chancellor.