Improv Everywhere: Car Alarm Symphony

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From Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere:


Car Alarm Symphony

For our latest mission, we made 100 car alarms go off simultaneously in a shopping center parking lot in Staten Island.

After parking their cars, 100 participants grouped together behind a 10-foot tall wall in a dead end on the other side of the lot. Participants were then conducted like an orchestra as they pressed their horn or "panic" buttons on their keyless entry remotes. Shoppers and employees at the Lowe's and Kohl's stores were surprised by this unauthorized and mercifully brief project.

Car Alarm Symphony was produced by Improv Everywhere as part of the Guggenheim Museum exhibition stillspotting nyc. This is our fourth collaboration in the series, the others being The Mute Button, Say Something Nice, and The Sleeper Car.

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