Instructions On How to Be With Anyone

This exercise requires a determination to lucidly project your consciousness into a realistic mental simulation of the other despite any previously held personal opinions. Except otherwise stated in the steps, you must be willing to accept the subject in question as they exist in your experience. This especially applies to people whom you feel you dislike.

Instructions were pasted into copies of three major newspapers in Belgium in the respective languages of each publication; Le Soir, DMorgen, METRO and DeStandaard. Copies of these modified papers were left on trams and in public spaces for people to find and use. It is recommended that you also print the instructions and paste them into a book/newspaper or download the app for easy use and maximum stealth.

Download the Instructions:        Dutch          English          French
Download the Android App:      bewithanyone.apk
 

Copies of Modified Newspapers With Instructions For Being With Anyone Placed Inside and Left On Public Transit, 2012. 30 x 42 centimeters.

 

Pretending to Read Le Soir While Observing Others at Wiels Contemporary, 2012. Performance and Documentation. Anderlecht, Brussels​, Belgium. Digital Chromogenic (C-Type) LightJet Color Print. Edition of 3 / AP 1 / EP 1. 30 x 42 centimeters.

 

Pretending to Read De Standaard​ While Observing Others at Botanique, 2012. Performance and Documentation. Brussels​, Belgium. Digital Chromogenic (C-Type) LightJet Color Print. Edition of 3 / AP 1 / EP 1. 30 x 42 centimeters.

 

Pretending to Read METRO While Observing Others on Tram 25, 2012. Performance and Documentation. Place Général Meiser, Schaerbeek, Belgium. Digital Chromogenic (C-Type) LightJet Color Print. Edition of 3 / AP 1 / EP 1. 30 x 42 centimeters.

 

Pretending to Read DMorgen While Observing Others on Avenue Rogier, 2012. Performance and Documentation. Tram Stop Coteaux, Schaerbeek, Belgium. Digital Chromogenic (C-Type) LightJet Color Print. Edition of 3 / AP 1 / EP 1. 30 x 42 centimeters.