Monthly Archive for June, 2008

Finger Gun Fight

Mission:Singapore recently staged a finger gun fight in a bomb shelter in downtown Singapore.

They write:

Recently, our agents were spoted rollling and thumbling on the floor, pointing fingers at each other and Yelling BANG!

We all gathered at the bank of the Singapore River as more and more agent stream in from nearest metro station. The Sky wasn’t at all blue and the wind wasn’t really breezy either, instead, we had strong wind and dark grey storm clouds. We were really all hoping that the rain would not fall but then it did.

So the location was shifted to an underground bomb shelter. Yes a bomb shelter, we have plenty of that in Singpaore and this particular one that we have picked for the mission is open to the public.

This mission was probably inspired by the so-called “Banned Xbox Commercial” that has been on Youtube for a couple of years (below.) Either way, it’s nice to see someone actually doing it in the real world, as I’m sure the Xbox shoot was a closed set.

Mario Blocks

Street artist Posterchild has been putting up Mario question mark blocks in public places for years. His site even has instructions on how to make your own.

This month, he’s started putting up Mario blocks that are already punched out, and have a “fire power” flower popping out of them. Guerilla Gardening meets street art!

Fire Flower Mario Block Planter

Dirty Car Art

Texas artist Scott Wade turns dust covered cars into works of art. Check out his online gallery for tons more.

via ZOOMDOGGLE

Upcoming: prototype161 in New York

We got an interesting letter in our inbox today informing us of an upcoming event in New York City on July 12. We’re not exactly sure *what* it is, but it sure looks like fun.

We went to the group’s website and found this:

Your story begins here. Prototype161 seeks creative, resourceful, and daring individuals to serve as agents in our ongoing investigations.

You will track down clues, solve puzzles, and interrogate suspects. You’ll scour a city to find the answers. You’ll compete against other agents to solve the case first.

Our most resourceful and successful agents will earn rewards and accolades.

New agent recruitment will take place on the evening of Saturday, July 12th in New York City. If you think you have what it takes, click the button below.

Sign Up

Save the date, New Yorkers! Here’s the letter they sent us:

Crosswalk Characters

French prankster Rémi Gaillard gets a cast of increasingly ridiculous characters to cross the street.

Israeli group Shuk.Li held a similar event recently in Tel Aviv. Except this time, the characters fought each other, Street Fighter style. (And for some reason Patrick Ewing is one of the fighters.)

Bubble Battle Photos


photo by JimmyOKelly

Photos are starting to pop up on Flickr from this weekend’s Bubble Battle NYC, hosted by Newmindspace.

Official Bubble Battle Flickr Pool

And here’s a short video:


Bubble Battle NYC 08 @ Times Square from Kevin V on Vimeo.

Where the Hell is Matt?


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

This video is incredible. One guy dances a silly dance with people all over the world.

via Laughing Squid:

In 2006 video game developer Matt Harding took a 6 month trip traveling to 39 countries and made a video of himself dancing at various locations along the way. In 2008 Matt went on a follow-up trip, dancing his way through 42 countries in 14 months, this time inviting people to dance with him. Both of Matt’s trips around the world were sponsored by Stride Gum.

Upcoming: Improv Everywhere in Germany

Two agents from Improv Everywhere in New York are traveling to Germany next week to organize a mission in the town of Erlangen for the Arena Festival. Anyone who lives in the area is invited to attend.

Facebook event page

Details:

Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Markgrafentheater
City/Town: Erlangen, Germany

Rocky Visits San Diego

Our friends at Scene Diego have posted their latest mission video.

They write:

41 Agents bring Rocky to San Diego. We dress up in gray sweats, run thru the mall, and across downtown showing true Rocky spirit. Mall security called for “backup”, we stopped a tour trolley in its tracks, and had a couple bystanders join in. While nobody was really sure who these loud, energetic people were, they cheered us on until the finish line.

Stained Glass Advertisement Subversion

Canadian street artist Posterchild was in New York earlier this month for a special mission. With the help of Jason Eppink and Steve Lambert he installed four pixelator style boxes to give New York Subway advertisement screens an awesome stained glass look.

Related works:

-Ji Lee’s Abstractor
-Jason Eppink’s Pixelator
-Anti-Advertising Agency’s Light Criticism