when we work together, we create conflict

neon sign reading "when we work togther, we create conflict"
“when we work together, we create conflict”, enamel on aluminum with neon lettering

The second in a series of signs summarizing lessons learned through participatory projects, particularly the Leipziger Zentrale and Weimar Arbeitsgruppe. The slogan and medium reference both the civic propaganda of socialism and the consumption propaganda of capitalism. They echo these exhortative calls to action, but strive to the subvert expectations of both.


unlit neon sign on white wall
unlit sign


Monica Sheets is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.