Saturday, 8 March 2008

My old friend Mia Wolff blogs regularly and has a huge inventory of slides of her work to keep her going. Some real surprises are popping up of late, such as this striking painting from twenty years ago:


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After linking to Frozen in Grand Central Station (or 'Terminal' as Bob Morales points out) last Sunday, I have discovered (via Kelly Kilmer) that it originated with Improv Everywhere ('we cause scenes'), a bunch of people dedicated to playing these kinds of pranks as often as they can think them up. I almost called them an 'organisation', but that would be the wrong word. Anyway, they started in 2001. A lot of fun is the annual No Pants event. This year's outing was on Jan 12th. 900 people went into the NY subway in the middle of winter (and other numbers in other subways internationally) minus their trousers, and the highlights are recorded on video.

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3 Comments:

Blogger HemlockMan said...

Ms. Wolff has a great blog. I don't visit it as often as I should. There's always something fascinating to see and read there.

That painting is quite disturbing.

9 March 2008 8:18:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous tita said...

the annual No Pants event

Do it before it is declared as one of the "new sins"!

(tonight's word verification: bwere)

10 March 2008 11:09:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger hcduvall said...

There's a good This American Episode about the improv everywhere people.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=286

10 March 2008 3:39:00 pm GMT-5  

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