There are examples of artworks involving instructions which are perhaps only meant to be read or heard, the result of acting upon them left to your own imagination. Perhaps useful to remember: being given an instruction, being told to do something - this of course is real, and it has an effect, regardless of whether or not you carry it out.
Surrender Control is an interactive work comprising an escalating sequence of text message instructions delivered direct to the mobile phones of individual users. Participants subscribe to the project by sending a message to a particular number and from that point on receive a certain number of text message instructions over a specified time period (for example – 75 instructions over 5 days). Responding to the intimate context of the mobile phone and of SMS as a form of communication, Surrender Control invites the user into an evolving game of textual suggestions, provocations and dares.
Address as an explicit content
Address as implicit content