This project interjects private imperatives into public places. I transform social norms that one would say to a close friend or relative into museum quality vinyl lettering. I install these texts on construction walls, public bulletin boards, lunchroom walls, gathering places and thoroughfares. People are temporarily impacted by reading “Don’t Push” or “Don’t talk with food in your mouth” as they maneuver through public environments.
Each participant receives a letter that gives them permission to place the imperative in the place the bearer chooses as long as the placement adheres to Code 587 in Statute 3 of the rules governing Placement in a Foreign Location at least 500 miles from the Origination Site.