The Court of Public Opinion

Rashayla Marie Brown
Jason Boulware
Jean Matelski (JJ Effect)
Brianna McIntyre
Patrice Perkins, Esq.


The Court of Public Opinion is a performance, installation, film, and contract writing project invoking public trails of character with the aesthetics of a courtroom television set that addresses real issues of ethics and financial exploitation. It reimagines the set of courtroom TV shows, with different people switching roles playing judge, witness, expert witness, prosecutor, defendant, and jury. The physical installation will take place within a non-sales oriented community art space to generate dialogue about performativity, public discourse, entertainment, social responsibility, and the problematics of “social practice.”


large carpeted room with red line running down the middle. Court room witness chairs on either side.