These videos document a series of short performances that take place in the Privately Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) of San Francisco, California. In SF's city planning history, developers were required to provide a certain amount of public space to get approval for building plans. Many of these spaces were designed in such a way that, in contradiction to the city's intent, actually discourages public use. We are mischievously visiting each of the city's 68 POPOS and performing acts that we typically only do in the confines of a private space. This is evidence of our journey into the financial district's hidden, awkward places where we create ritual out of enacting the shameful, disgusting, and illegal things we do at home.
Lead Artist: Judy Bals
Collaborators: Hatherine Jayne, Anna Platt, Kevin Laird, Emji Spero
Video Editor: Emji Spero