Surprise Surveillance Theater

Surprise Surveillance Theater from Jason Eppink on Vimeo.

Jason Eppink's video from his Surprise Surveillance Theatre project.

Surprise Surveillance Theater was an interactive theater experience, performed live for hundreds, unbeknownst to the unwitting stars of the show. It was part of the Lost Horizon Night Market, an extraordinary, modular, participatory art party that takes place in unmarked box trucks on low-traffic back streets in New York City.

The goal was to take unwitting revelers and throw them into a narrative about a black market, requiring the target to pass secret notes, have rendezvous, wear a wire, and make a mystery delivery. All of this was watched by a live audience on more than a dozen TVs showing footage captured by strategically placed video cameras, but the scope of the experience was only revealed to the target at the very end when he or she delivered a secret package to the waiting audience.

[urban prankster]

Luncheon on the L line

"The Brooklyn-based club a razor, a shiny knife rode the whole route of the Brooklyn-Manhattan L train serving a six course meal on the subway in 22 minutes, complete with glassware, place setting, cutlery, napkins and garnish" according to Emily C.'s Flickr photostream, which documented the experience."
The full menu:

- Hamchi Crudo, Bone Marrow, Trout Roe, Laproaig, Sweet Lime
- Foie en Brioche, Port Wine, Raisin,
- Ramp, Black Garlic, Cippolini, Morel, Thyme
- Petit Filet Mignon, Pomme Puree, Asparagus
- Pepper Jam, St Andre
- Chocolate & Gold Leaf Panna Cotta, Raspberry