NO DANCING Has Found a Home on The Golden Mile

Looking Up Art’s large scale work of art has left The Playa of Burning Man and found a home on The Golden Mile, thanks to the joint efforts with Illuminate The Arts and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

Huge red letters spelling “NO DANCING” capture your attention immediately. But upon closer examination, it’s not just an ironic sign. Closer up, the artwork reveals compelling stories from community members. Nine brief stories of individuals (some from San Francisco) that can only be read up close, about how rules affect their lives, particularly those receiving a disproportionate share of enforcement. Rebellious energy gives way to genuine contemplation of how rules shape our society.

Part of the goal of this work is to raise awareness of restorative justice as a component of racial justice. We hope people who enjoy this piece will join us in accepting this alternative theory of justice in pursuit of a more equitable society.

And of course, this artwork also brings whimsy and joy! Visitors are encouraged to put on their dancing shoes and defy this command with their very best moves!

You can find NO DANCING on JFK Promenade near the 6th Ave Skatin’ Place.

Click here to learn more about this installation and it’s inception.