Draws on April 1: humorous installations
Draws on April 1 can not only entertain, laugh and shock. When a creative person receives a festive indulgence on “atrocities and permissiveness”, the real works of ironic art are the result of solid preparation for World Laughter Day.
Humor and intelligence
We tried to collect in this material the best samples of photographs of anonymous and copyright installations. An office, a workshop, a student audience — a colorful “battlefield” between officialdom and humor can be any platform where witty and skillful people have been able to work or study.
An indulgent attitude to ordinary joke-stamps is the minimum of humanism that can be demonstrated on April 1. But who said that you need to be content with a minimum? The best examples of corporate visual hooliganism can inspire not only fun, but also a creative approach to life that does not end with the arrival of May.Sense of humor and intelligence - things that are closely interrelated.
Work is strictly prohibited!
A humorous installation that turns an office workplace into something prohibitively otherworldly, can turn the entire corporate landscape on its head. Both visually and emotionally.
Shock, laughter, tears, despair - oh, oh, we are delighted when the passions of the level of professional theater are transferred to the space associated with everyday life and boredom!
This aspect of the genre is also important here: sometimes kunshtyuk prepares for coming to work on April 2, after a rollicking corporate party the day before. In this case, the blasphemy of refitting a workstation, for example, into the scene from the X-Files, can be perceived with considerable relief ... An “injured” employee, if not deprived of quick wits, will not rush to deactivate the alien invasion epicenter in the marketing department. “The Victim”, of course, will proudly work as a guide at this improvised exhibition, familiarizing everyone with the exposition - from the director to the cleaner.
Pranks with funny office equipment and other minimalism
The monster copy machine, strange insect staplers and other fauna that suddenly settled in the official space is such a budget version of April Fool’s entertainment compared to the total foiling of chairs, tables and office equipment. Not everyone has time to hold impressive events, but to please colleagues and a loved one - oh, how you want!
Here you can shine with conceptualism, conciseness and other advantages related to art, humor and Zen Buddhism. The maximum effect with a minimum of expended forces and means, “beauty in the small” and other traditions of island Asia are those cards that they themselves ask for in their hands. A “straightforward” view of the surrounding environment will help you make a choice: from which to grow a cardboard homunculus this time.
Funny draws - a simple-minded genre, but very cute. Not least because of its deliberate simplicity.
Between a joke and contemporary art
The April Fool's Angel flew by (probably, there is one) - and the author of the festive raffle turned out to be shocked by the realization of the idea. The level of the concept and implementation of a corporate event is sometimes randomalways an accident) turns out to be at the level of exhibits of a good museum of modern art.
From the events of this kind - this wonderful window-curtain sculpture of Japanese students:
A number of standard office installations now perceived by their level will be logically attributed to good conceptualism. The first to venture on the total occupation of space with glasses of water is worthy of an art prize.
Sometimes an unexpected performance turns the sample prank on April 1 into something special. Take a look at the option of transforming the workplace in the spirit of pop art. Very fresh. It reminds of the principle “the main thing is not“ what ”, but“ how ”.
An interesting recursion of meanings arises from the opposition of the entertainment purpose and purpose of the event - and deliberate seriousness, which can be read in a high level of execution of installations.
Humor in law
Buildings and scenes that appear in public space by April 1, commissioned by municipalities and the management of large corporations, are a special genre. Money for such jokes do not regret. An interesting feature of the events is the urgency with which the objects are built. After all, everything must be mounted in one night.Surprise plays a major role here.
In conclusion, I would like to wish the readers inspiration, courage and good ideas. The ability to laugh is a gift sent from above. But this does not mean that talent does not need to be developed consciously.
How to grow grass on a colleague's keyboard? See the video with detailed instructions. But the maximum effect is achieved, of course, quite realistically by using a “green” copy of the device in advance. Then wait for a vacation is not necessary. Draws on April 1 is what is important for the emotional relief of office workers.