Shouldn't you be working?, 2016

18 x 1.5 cm
Edition: unlimited

Printed on transparent background, in a no-frills, operational typeface, Shouldn't You Be Working? (2016) is a series of stickers to be placed in any leisurely or semi-leisurely environment - from a laptop to a toilet - to act as a perpetual memento of the work duties ahead. Named after the text that StayFocusd, a browser plugin with more than 600,000 users, prompts when your allotted time on social media and other procrastination-friendly sites is over, SYBW allows any surface to remind remote workers that they are still tethered to the machine. Of course, though, the line between sarcasm and practical advice is thin here: will you laugh it off or be triggered back into productive mode?

Text by Nicola Bozzi

"Shouldn't you be working?" was part of Gallery.Delivery | Berlin 2018.

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