The quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech.
To use humour as a method to subvert one’s expectations means: to add an amusing or comic quality.

The project examples show us that this method is often used in conceptual art or intervention art.

Humour can be used to question daily activities by turning our expectations around, leading to humorous installations. For example the intervention ‘Welcome to Public Space’ where Marc Bijl makes us question what freedom we have in spaces that we perceive as public, and how do we use your freedom in the actual public spaces? He wrote down all the ‘rules’ you have in public space; ‘... Feed the pigeons if you like. Look at the clouds...’ and showed them to passers by in the public space.

Or the ‘Drive in Wheel’ made by John Körmeling; for a city wide event he made a giant ferris wheel that you could simply drive into, relieving you from the hassle to find a parking spot. Solving the parking problem in this way is counterproductive, as it makes it attractive to visit the city by car. And in an era where we are trying to get rid of the car in the cities, this is quite funny.