public intervention // improvisation
Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.
For their mission “Say Something Nice” they constructed a custom wooden lectern with a megaphone holster and an attached sign that read “Say Something Nice.” The lectern was placed in public spaces around New York and then left alone. The goal was to see what would happen if New Yorkers were given the opportunity to amplify their voices to “say something nice.”
Say Something Nice was produced by Improv Everywhere as part of the Guggenheim Museum exhibition stillspotting nyc.
Read more: http://improveverywhere.com