Self-Appointed ‘Artist-In-Residence' Installs A Swing On San Francisco Subway
The project is a playful attempt to bring more joy to BART commuters
San Francisco artist Hunter Franks thought that the Bay Area Rapid Transit line could use a little less grime and human detachment and a little more youthful joy. In an effort to be the change he wanted to see, Franks declared himself the BART artist-in-residence and got to work—installing a swing on a subway car during the last week of August.
Franks officially announced himself as the BART artist-in-residence using the hashtag #noBARTwithoutART, though his residency was not officially sanctioned by the local government.