Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mute Button

For our latest Improv Everywhere mission, we did a prank called The Mute Button which was made for a Guggenheim Museum exhibition!
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We had break dancers,
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dog trainers,
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saxophone players,
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preachers,
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kids, and many more people gather in front of a park to make a lot of noise.
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Then, all of a sudden everyone went silent at the same time as if someone pressed a mute button.
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Everyone continued to play music, dance, and talk on the phone but no sound would come out,
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and people's reactions are just so much fun!
Check out the awesome video Matty put together to see the mute button in action!

58 comments:

Hat said...

:') Absolutely brilliant. What great timing!

Swaen said...

I like it! How great!
Wish they did something like this in Holland once!
Love, Swaen

Carrie Rosalind said...

HAHA! Another great one! So funny! :)

Jana said...

Great idea! The timing was just perfect.

flowtops said...

What a brilliant way to show that everything is connected! Such lovely synchronization. I am in awe!

Patchie said...

I love the stuff you guys come up with! Maybe one day I'll catch something in person!

Rebecca Paul said...

This is brilliant! My favorite is the two ladies watching the couple silently arguing :) Their faces were priceless. Haha!

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Hahaha, amazing! I love all the Improv Everywhere videos! I wish I could be there for something like that. :)

Leighana said...

Oh, wow. New York is such a great city.

Zoey said...

It's funny and so creative. I like it!!!:)

Kelli said...

So awesome!

Alana Full (With Energy) said...

Really amazing! I wish I had seen that in real life, would be so awesome!

alex said...

This looks like so much fun! I love it(:!

Nipun said...

wwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooow :D

wonderchris said...

So much fun!! How cool to be professional smile-makers. :)

Sandra said...

So funny! I love it. Wished I've been there. Ahhh, it is so cool!! :-D

http://myowndelirium.blogspot.com/

Elaine said...

This is hilarious!!! :D

Lovisa said...

Jeez, I love it!

lizsong said...

THIS IS AWESOME. AWESOME. !!

babyzosia said...

absolutely brilliant!

Dee said...

Amazing and fun! I love flash mobs when they do such incredible things! Thanks for sharing Katie!

nata Ibragimov said...

Omg, awesome!
that's one of my friends with his Doberman! =) how cool!

Marcella Alyssa said...

This is amazing!!!

Heather said...

Love this Katie! Especially when the saxophone player gets tipped at the end while he is 'on mute'!

Raptor Plateado said...

Brilliant!!!

Bob Logan said...

I love this blog!

hapsuinen said...

Hihihihii! :)

taryn and taylor said...

your projects are always SO clever & fun! PROPS!

Renée said...

oooh so funny! xo

Sanah said...

haha that's awesome!

Rose said...

Hehe, that was just amazing. Watched it twice and still can't get enough of it. Your ideas for Improv everywhere are amazing! :D

helen said...

Awesome! This made me giggle a lot :)

Anna G said...

hahaha

leila said...

amazing!

Flore said...

Génial!!!

Amoniel said...

Aahhhhhh man, they are soo awesome...

I want to be like a kid who skipped the whole way through a middle-school boy's race...

Stephanie said...

The best part, besides the brilliant actors, is watching everyone's reaction to the mute.

Bravo!!!

Mikayla Grace:) said...

You have the most GRANDTASTIC blog ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Drenay Dreanna said...

ohmygosh, this is THE most genius thing ever,
I seriously adore your blog to pieces
and this is just grand! You are so lucky to get to be apart of all their fun events!

Pat Cassells!

Splendid Little Stars said...

so much fun! Oh how I wish I were there!

Euforilla said...

I love your Improve Everywhere videos!
And this one is amazing! I love seeing people smile in the streets, they're all usually so gloomy ;)

Eleni said...

I love how utterly confused everyone looks! And how the saxophonist got a tip when he wasn't making a sound!

Catherine said...

oh GREAT! You are amazing and so are your projects <3

x catherine-oneway.blogspot.com

Kerri Lynne said...

hahah, amazing. i agree with eleni...love that the sax player still got a tip!

Anonymous said...

I love Improv Everywhere. They (you, them, the involved) are creative and at the same time not mean and abusive like so many other little groups. I mean to say they engage the audience not insult and embarrass the audience. I would love to see this type of show in my little artistic hamlet.

Love said...

awesome..:) love u guys....already:)

Love said...

cudnt see the video:(

LIU said...

Genial, muy muy divertido, thanks

Sabine said...

Fantastic!!!

Nia Janiar said...

Wow! That's fun!

Inna said...

Hehe! That's so hilarious and awesome!

marci said...

This is such a fun idea! :)

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for making me bust out laughing at 6 am! Can't remember the last time I did that.

Anonymous said...

wow ...really interesting post

theweightofdreams said...

this has got to be one of my favorite ones so far! :-D

Nata Ibragimov said...

oh wow, one of my best friends owns the doberman! =)

ReyBeltane said...

oh my god the guy who tipped the saxophone player when he was SILENT! that was genius.

nataya, chacha, nchan said...

oh i wish i was there, would be such antiboring day