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Photos: Lost Horizon Night Market in San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

I happened to be in San Francisco last weekend which was fortunate, because there was Lost Horizon Night Market on Saturday, April 21st. It’s an event that first started in Brooklyn a few years ago and has since taken place a few times in the Bay Area. Lost Horizon Night Market is a secret, word-of-mouth participatory event featuring a series of box trucks parked along the street stretching for several of blocks, where each truck has a unique theme that is revealed once you part the curtains and enter the truck. Here are some photos I shot at Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco.

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

One of my favorite trucks was The Lebowski Moving Company Bowling Alley Truck, a fully functional bowling alley inside of a semi-trailer truck. A person is at the end of the alley who resets the pins and returns the bowling ball.

Photo Gallery: Lost Horizon Night Market San Francisco

photos by Scott Beale

Surprise Surveillance Theater at The Lost Horizon Night Market

Jason Eppink just released his latest project Surprise Surveillance Theater, an interactive experience that took place at a Lost Horizon Night Market last year in Brooklyn.

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.

via Urban Prankster

Lost Horizon Night Market #5 In The New York Times

Lost Horizon Night Market

“All the World’s a Stage, Even the Back of a Truck” is a great NY Times write-up by our friend Jessica Bruder (who is also a Laughing Squid guest blogger) of last month’s Lost Horizon Night Market in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Apart from the smoky scene at the corner of Humboldt and Calyer Streets, the market late last month didn’t look like much from the outside. About two dozen box trucks with curtained entryways lined several blocks in an industrial zone. But once visitors drew back the drapes, they became players in meticulously devised scenes. They marveled at the mysteries of deep space, pummeled one another in a boxing ring, told ghost stories around a campfire and cheered for the sword swallower in an old-time circus. They slurped udon at a noodle bar, ate grilled pork at a petting zoo that had a built-in barbecue and relaxed in a steaming, 2,000-gallon soaking tub inspired by Icelandic baths.

The article will be published in the Arts & Leasure section of this Sunday’s New York Times.

Lost Horizon Night Market

Here are my photos of the 5th Lost Horizon Night Market, including this one of Jess writing her story.

photos by & Scott Beale

Lost Horizon Night Market Featuring Box Trucks With Unique Themes

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Lost Horizon Night Market

Here are a few photos I shot at last night’s amazing Lost Horizon Night Market, which took place in a remote part of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Created by Mark Krawczuk and Kevin Balktick and organized by a crew of volunteers, Lost Horizon Night Market is a word-of-mouth participatory event featuring a series of box trucks parked along the street stretching for several of blocks, where each truck has a unique theme that is revealed once you part the curtains and enter the truck. The only way to find out the location of an event to be invited by one of the truck’s proprietors.

Truck themes included Smash Truck, Noodle Truck, Andy Warhol Truck, Bass Truck, Campfire Truck, Cuddle Truck, Black Light Truck, Hot Tub Truck (tapping water from a city fire hydrant) and many other creatively themed trucks.

This was the 5th Lost Horizon Night Market in New York City. Here’s a write-up on the third event by Jess Bruder that took place in May 2010. Last December San Francisco had their first ever Lost Horizon Night Market, which was a huge success. Several organizers of the San Francisco event flew out to New York to help out with last night’s event.

Photo Gallery: Lost Horizon Night Market

photos by Scott Beale

Lost Horizon Night Market In San Francisco

Box Truck Night Market

Box Truck Night Market

53' Box Truck Bowling Alley

photos by Todd Lappin/Telstar Logistics

Telstar Logistics posted a great write-up and photos of last weekend’s super secret Lost Horizon Night Market event in San Francisco. Based on the series of events started in Brooklyn, people were invited to explore over 25 box trucks each with a different theme located in an industrial part of the city.

Lost Horizon Night Market SF

Lost Horizon Night Market SF

Lost Horizon Night Market SF

photos by Neil Girling/The Blight

Here are more amazing photos of the event by Neil Girling.

The Lost Horizon Night Market In Bushwick, Brooklyn

The welcome wagon

On Saturday, a caravan of 30 box trucks parked along an industrial stretch of Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood for the third-ever Lost Horizon Night Market.

There wasn’t much to see on the street, but a different mini-world was hidden inside each truck.

SLEep eEAZY MOTEL truck

Revelers slurped udon and miso in the Noodle Truck. They played Ouija and did their nails in the Junior High Slumber Party Truck. They fired paint balls at a guy in a chicken suit in the Shoot the Freak truck.  And at the Sleazy Motel truck, a pair of red-uniformed bellhops took reservations and checked clients into either of two grungy bedrooms.

Funeral Truck

Other trucks invited visitors to lie in a coffin for their own funeral rites, sing karaoke, get conned by fake scammers, watch a vaudeville show, act in a silent film, sip tea, smoke a hookah or sprawl on a patch of grass sod under a projection of a starry sky.

Silent movie truck

The Lost Horizon Night Market is a sporadic guerilla event organized by co-conspirators Mark Krawczuk and Kevin Balktick. Admission is free and none of the volunteer-run trucks charge for goods or services (though they do take tips to cover costs). The number of trucks and visitors has doubled at each event since the first Market happened in September.

Hundreds of people had gathered by the time the Market closed at 2 a.m. this Sunday.  They dispersed by taxi, foot and bicycle, splattered with paint, full of noodles, carrying complimentary pregnancy tests from the motel truck.

Once they had gone, the trucks drove away.

Foot traffic

Photo Gallery: Lost Horizon Night Market

To learn about participating in future Markets, follow Lost Horizon on Twitter.

More pictures from the Market

photos by Jessica Bruder

UPDATE: Here’s Wired Underwire coverage of The Lost Horizon Night Market.

A Recurring New Year’s Eve Experience Held in a Box Truck

During last November’s Lost Horizon Night Market art event in San Francisco, George Zisiadis and a team of collaborators converted a box truck into The New Year’s Eve Experience, a mini New Year’s Eve party that repeated every ten minutes. During the course of the event, the team completed more than a dozen parties. We’ve covered the Lost Horizon Night Market a number of times in recent years.

The New Year's Eve Experience

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