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Sean Mahan
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Journey to the End of the Night Chicago by Sean Mahan, lara black

April 27th, 2008 5:22 PM / Location: 41.903227,-87.65782

INSTRUCTIONS: A pursuit across Chicagø in 6 parts, staged on the night of April 19th, 2008.

The city spreads out before you. Rushing from point to point, lit by the slow strobe of fluorescent buses and dark streets. Stumbling into situations for a stranger's signature. Fleeing unknown pursuers, breathing hard, admiring the landscape and the multitude of worlds hidden in it.

For one night, drop your relations, your work and leisure activities, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the chase and the encounters you find there.


If you participated in Journey Chicagø - as a player, chaser, or volunteer - please post your adventure here. We encourage you to be detailed and thorough. If you have photographs, please post them. If you don't, consider making a comic. Describe your chases, the people you met, what you thought of the route, the checkpoints, and the city in general. Feel free to make opulent references to Debord, de Certeau, Céline, Psychogeography, Social Plastik, subversive play, Reclaim the Streets, and the aesthetics of failure.

Yours,
Dax Tran-Caffee

Artist's Concept
Informed we'd have sweet things to eat,
We drew up the concept you see,
We shopped and we sewed,
To make these cute clothes,
And now we're the T. C. C. E.
TCCE




At seven thirty-seven they appeared;
The first two players heading up the pack.
They shouted out for water as they neared,
But all we had to offer was a snack.

It wasn't long before we saw the rest:
All furtive stealth and sweaty brows aglow.
The people from Chicago did the best;
Because they knew the quickest ways to go.

At Life's Too Short no one had lately dined
'hind padlocked doors with pints of MGD.
A cartoon hot dog from another time,
Delighted in its new-found company.

A certain sadness marks this dead bar's name,
But how it speaks the spirit of our game!




Cops cause some alarm.
"Openin' dat place back kup?"
A laugh shared by all.

Don't want a cup cake?
Did I mention they're vegan?
"I want a cup cake."


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TCCE
Artist's Concept
SFZero's ancestral home?
Step 1: Kitschy Laundromat
Step 2: Throw out old shoes
Step 3: Cuteness!
The waiting...
...is the hardest part
The first player appears!
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Headband, backpack: marks of a winner
He'll wish he'd saved this exuberant energy
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Little did we know...
That this man makes the Best Vegan Cupcakes Ever
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A funny guy, eh?
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Note: she was wearing a cape
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This guy was really nice
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Over there!
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The Mysterious Oliver X - with back turned, of course
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I'd forgotten I had a mustache...
More Mr. Tapatio than Chef Boyardee?
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You kids are spoiled
posted by Rubin Starset on April 27th, 2008 5:31 PM

Back in my days check points wouldn't wear costumes, they'd just fold a sheet over and over again.

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on April 27th, 2008 6:53 PM

we have clearly come a long way

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on April 27th, 2008 6:54 PM

Thanks you two! Whee!

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posted by Ink Tea on April 27th, 2008 8:01 PM

You kids are fabulous. Great job!

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posted by meredithian on June 16th, 2008 2:18 PM

i don't know how i didn't see this praxis before...

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posted by Morte on October 22nd, 2008 1:44 PM

Ditto!