tsatsas(& the art of improvised pilgrimage)          
 
sewanee, tn, october-november, 2011
 

November 9th, 2011: Hipstamatic & A Sewanee Pilgrimage goes vertical

First, two beautiful photographs of an Abbo's Alley tsatsa placement by April Alvarez, along with confirmation that the Hipstamatic app on the iPhone (the tool used for April and Stephen's square photographs for this project) is a splendid thing. I have very clear memories of seeing Lucas Samaras' polaroids as a kid & being fascinated by the intense colors suspended in the prints' dark squares. It's safe to say I never imagined at the time that people would soon be running around outdoors with their telephones, making amazing pictures in the color-and-form lineage of Samaras' phantasmagorias.

 

   
             
           
     
photographs by April Alvarez
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Another recent development in A Sewanee Pilgrimage arrives courtesy of Timothy Rosenkoetter, my rock-climbing husband. Yesterday he left home with a large backpack full of philosophy equipment, for a day of writing & daredevil tsatsa activity in the woods. He returned to the tsatsa Stephen Alvarez had placed at Elliot Point on the Perimeter Trail, and nimbly re-positioned it in a couple of cliffy nooks: one initial spot on an open ledge, and a second one tucked away between two shelves of rock (to keep it protected from today's rain).

 

     
 
photograph by Timothy Rosenkoetter
       
photograph by Timothy Rosenkoetter
                   
     
   
photograph by Timothy Rosenkoetter
     
                   
                   
photograph by Timothy Rosenkoetter
 
                             
     
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