Monthly Archive for April, 2010

Attack of the House

No, Auntie’s Em’s house from The Wizard of Oz didn’t get caught up in a twister and smash into MUMOK (Vienna’s Museum of Modern Art); the above piece, titled “House Attack,” is the work of Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm. The suburban house was placed on top of the building to commemorate a Wurm exhibition that opened in 2006.

It’s worth noting that MUMOK is no stranger to urban pranking. Last September, the museum’s pavilion was the site of Improv Everywhere’s Vienna Mp3 Experiment.

via psfk

Astoria Scum River Bridge

We love this project by Jason Eppink and Posterchild. An urban prank that prompts local government to fix a problem. How great is that?

Astoria Scum River Bridge project page

David Livingston’s Big Dick Series

David Livingston‘s Big Dick series of videos is cracking us up. He explains on his site:

I see art as a performance, enacted either in crowds of strangers or in the privacy of my studio. In Manhattan’s financial district, I wore a six foot long felt penis sewn together and stuffed with sofa upholstery. During this and subsequent performances, I was fascinated by the public’s reactions (laughter, avoidance, offense) and my own (pride, liberation, shame) as I parodied the figure of the downtown businessman using childish humor.

See more videos on his vimeo page.

Twitter Bird Costume Prank at SXSW

Sir John Hargrave, he of, managed to sneak an unauthorized Twitter mascot into the conference hall right before Twitter CEO Evan Williams was set to speak at South by Southwest.

Full story.

Ru Paul for President

Hilarious sign hack from the 2008 election. Spotted in New Hampshire.

Pac-Man Street Art

Katie Sokoler recently turned the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn into a giant Pac-Man game. More photos on her site.

Umbrella Dome

Bucky Bar is a temporary, unauthorized installation created by DUS Architects in Rotterdam:

Last Friday evening Feb. 19th The Bucky Bar opened, a temporary public building designed by DUS Architects. The dome-bar, entirely made of umbrella’s, appeared seemingly suddenly out of nowhere on the street around a lamppost in the centre of Rotterdam. The fully equipped bar, complete with DJ and drinks, was directly built on site. Approximately 300 visitors danced under the umbrella roof, until at 2:00 AM the police ended the party, as there was no permit.

Via Laughing Squid

Improv Everywhere’s No Underwear Subway Ride: Uncensored

(Watch No Underwear Subway Ride Uncensored in HD on YouTube)
edited by Matt Adams / song by Tyler Walker

In case you didn’t get the memo, the Improv Everywhere video we posted last week was an April Fool’s Day hoax.

Read all about it: No Underwear Uncensored

Improv Everywhere’s No Underwear Subway Ride

(No Underwear Subway Ride in HD on YouTube)

From IE:

For our latest mission, over 1,000 people rode the subway without underwear or pants in New York City. Our annual No Pants Subway Ride has been a tradition for years, and we decided it was time to up the ante. Riders spread out over four different subway lines to surprise and delight everyday New Yorkers riding the train. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos. We have blurred out the private parts of all the riders to keep the documentation safe for work.

No Underwear Subway Ride