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Tasks / Journey To The End Of The Night Chicago

This task is retired.

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.

Dax Tran-Caffee

1 to 12 players
50 points
Level 1
Created by Dax Tran-Caffee

Terms: jtteotn, journey, streetgame, journeytask

32 completed :: 8 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)

this task is retired


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posted by Tricia Tanaka on April 14th, 2008 7:59 PM

Nice poster.

I await Journey FØrt WØrth, where I will be the only one participating. :D

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posted by Sparrows Fall on April 18th, 2008 12:01 PM

Who will chase you?

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posted by Valerien Ravensdark on April 19th, 2008 7:34 AM

Lookin forward to this event in Chicago tonight )

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posted by Tøm on April 20th, 2008 12:42 PM

Looking forward to the mass praxes!

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posted by Vena Nightmare on April 20th, 2008 1:29 PM

Thats where the Tower is supposed to be right? I hope somebody found it.

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posted by Tricia Tanaka on April 21st, 2008 6:31 PM

My shadow will chase me.
I will escape or be caught depending on the lighting.

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posted by Burn Unit on April 22nd, 2008 8:09 AM

fifteen points? gosh that seems low for seven and a half miles of exquisite adventure!

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posted by JJason Recognition on April 22nd, 2008 9:44 AM

Really? Cause I feel sort of bad for taking points for it at all.

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posted by Burn Unit on April 22nd, 2008 10:32 AM

that's because you clearly have some problem inside your brain

(it's also low compared to historical Journeys to the End of the Night in other locales)
(it also appears to be changed)

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on April 25th, 2008 10:05 PM

The footage is still wreckage all about the cutting room floor.

Here is a rough cut of the reading of the rules. I know, not that interesting. But perhaps a little interesting.


More to follow.

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posted by Sparrows Fall on April 25th, 2008 10:58 PM

Hahahahahaha! Oh, I am so full of love for this.

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posted by JJason Recognition on April 27th, 2008 8:42 PM

Hey look, there I am, the guy in the blue raincoat.

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posted by kristin gish on April 27th, 2008 10:49 AM

AHHH! does anyone know where to look for the video at?

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on April 27th, 2008 6:05 PM

Next rough cut. More to follow.


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posted by Lincøln on April 27th, 2008 8:28 PM

That's awesome Dax.

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posted by anna one on April 27th, 2008 11:23 PM


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posted by kristin gish on April 27th, 2008 9:51 PM

AHHH! Voondooba.

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posted by JJason Recognition on April 30th, 2008 12:22 PM

Incidentally, what's Social Plastik?

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posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on July 27th, 2008 9:30 PM

Social Plastik: the idea that everyone is an artist

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posted by Møuse on May 3rd, 2008 4:20 AM

Awesome. Great video, especially the skills of that guy in the end whoever he may be.. big balls I must say. Cant wait to have the time to properly read through everyones completetion of the task.
Big win for Dax.

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posted by EpicFail Gray on June 25th, 2008 9:21 AM

I feel so fashionably late.... first I miss Chicago's first Large scale zombie-walk in I don't know how long, then I find I missed *this* too? You people should have attracted me to your game sooner. I blame you all for all my problems for today. Have a nice afternoon.


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