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May 8, 2013 7:41 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for video examples of large groups of people making art out of their bodies or held / worn objects. Stuff along the lines of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies, or this British Airways commercial, even art made from holding up placards at football games. What is this even called if I wanted to google it? Mass spectacles didn't give me anything. Thanks!
posted by Mchelly to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
 
You are going to love the annual North Korea Mass Games.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:45 AM on May 8, 2013


Here's a much longer and much better quality video. There is also a documentary called A State of Mind that is available on Netflix Instant.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:48 AM on May 8, 2013


Would flash mobs count for you?
posted by knile at 8:01 AM on May 8, 2013


Here's a big beer ad for you.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 8:11 AM on May 8, 2013


Here are some from WWI.
posted by JoanArkham at 8:21 AM on May 8, 2013


What about Spencer Tunick's mass nude flash mobs/group portraits/installations? (Warning - link is a bit NSFW).
posted by Chairboy at 8:30 AM on May 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


What is this even called if I wanted to google it?

Tifo, or Card stunt.
posted by zamboni at 8:33 AM on May 8, 2013


Try "mass choreography".

Also look for non-official video of the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony. 90% of the ceremony consisted of what you describe, but the Channel 4 coverage didn't show it.
posted by tel3path at 9:32 AM on May 8, 2013


That's the sort of thing they do in North Korea at the Arirang Mass Games. When they're not starving, that is.

It's pretty impressive.
posted by ComfySofa at 2:33 PM on May 8, 2013


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