Improv Everywhere Hits the Mute Button on New York

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31 May 11

I’ve seen a few things these guys have done before, such as the mass ‘freeze frame’ in Grand Central Station, and this is another one of their genius ‘flash mob-esque’ ideas.What if you could hit the mute button in a bustling city location? With a subtle signal from one of the actors, the dancing, sax playing, arguing crowd, suddenly fall silent, but carry on as if nothing has happened, much to the amusement and confusion from the various New Yorkers passing by. This particular performance was part of the Stillspotting NYC project from the Guggenheim museum.

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