For their latest mission 23 actors and 2 dogs infiltrated a public space and went on « mute » at coordinated intervals. The mission took place near the northern entrance to Prospect Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Mute Button was produced by Improv Everywhere as part of the Guggenheim Museum exhibition stillspotting NYC. [Improv' Everywhere]
Pour sa dernière mission, Improv’ Everywhere a recruté 23 acteurs et 2 chiens. A poximité d’un parc, ils ont fait le maximum de bruit : chien qui aboie, mec qui hurle au téléphone, couple qui s’engueule, fou qui prêche, maman et sa fillette, joueur de saxo très free… Et ils se sont mis sur « Muet » en même temps. La réaction des passants est amusante. [Improv' Everywhere]
Try looking for Banksy on the Internet, and as in Terry Gilliam’s movie Lost in La Mancha, you’ll never get close to the man. It sucks, but that’s life. So instead of telling you who is Banksy or write stuff like « Banksy is great, Banksy is a genius », I’ll just say something i’m sure : Banksy doesn’t want you to know who he is. Today, the only little thing we know about the guy is through his pieces of art. That is quite odd in itself as you certainly know most artists want you to know them more than their production. We are living in a world where we have to know the artist before knowing his work. We have to appreciate the artist to appreciate the work. Here, we only have the work and no artist. Is Banksy a woman ? Is (s)he alone ? Is Banksy the name for a collective ? Can a (wo)man alone be as creative as him (her) ? Who cares ?