There's something wrong with the picture above. The text on the wall said, "Peeing is prohibited here," yet the guy did his thing. It's easy to put all the blame on the guy who did the action. With performativity, we can blame the text. We can question why the text, in this case, written in red, big capital letters, and simple language did not work. Was the text just a toothless graffiti or a joke on the wall?

The text below said the same thing but with an added harsh reminder: "There's a penalty of 1,500 pesos or jail." The picture below is more effective I think. There's a sense of performativity. The text did not only remind, it also scared or drove men away. Besides, where it was written covered the wall. The text created a situation where the controlling power of the State was involved and expressed.

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