What is L? It’s a type of law that San Francisco has seen before – ruled unconstitutional in 1979 and voted down in 1994, it’s a law that criminalizes all types of people by making it illegal to sit on the sidewalk, or on top of any object on the sidewalk, which means the folks affected by this could include senior citizens, the homeless and people waiting for a bus.
I love that art is playing a role in the No on L campaign. It’s a very grassroots campaign, really led by the folks who would be affected by Prop L. And it’s making use of the tools we have, including art. According to this article, guerilla artists from an unaffiliated group called the “Sit/Lie Posse” have put up signs everywhere from bus stops to billboards, stirring up some controversy, as many of the signs are illegal.
What do you think? Does “guerilla” art go too far, crossing a line to do something illegal to make a point? Or is this the best way to get the word out?
Something must be said to defend our right to put our bodies to rest.