Crime & Punishment
Billboard Project
Liverpool UK
03 July- 31 July 2005


The front page of The Sunday Times on 2 January 2005 proclaimed the UK's police and crime figures to be "the worst in Europe". Streets are deemed unsafe, anti-social behaviour is rife, city centre binge drinking is discussed in Parliment and private space is now criminally protected yet often breached. CCTV systems pepper the city centre, calls for tougher punishments are heard weekly, and alternatives to prison sought.

This public billboard project focused on the concept of Life imprisonment and the fact that it means different things in different places. For example, in the USA it really means life, but in Germany it can mean 15 years.

It was a suggestive work about punishment and the ways in which different cultures punish.