it is time to depart valparaiso and the two months of imbedded investigation of a wonderfully insane, imaginative, pervious stacked city.
late last night i revisited one of Valparaiso’s golden eggs.
on a day tour of case study houses by jose llano, he brought us to the exterior margin of a mother’s house who annexed her lowest floor by severing the middle landing of the only stair to the space of her dead son’s room. this circulation amputation was visible as i leaned over the railing from the road above. late last night we stopped by this house once more to see the “second moon”, the severed stair now complete as it bridged between the living mother’s house and pitch black darkness. darkness from the cast shadow by the terracing road above which swallowed the landing and any evidence that the stair descended into nothing.
today i leave to Chile’s Norte Grand – there are many things i do not know (internet access is one of these) but here is what will be certain:
July 23 – arrive in the airport of Calama
July 25 – http://www.cda.uc.cl/ >near Iquique in the early AM meet with Felipe Lobos, Horacio Larrain, and students from Catolica University in Santiago to travel to Alto Patache and stay at the fog station
July 27 – http://www.deserta.org/PHOTOGALLERY.html >travel to Maria Elena mining village, near Pedro de Valdivia mining village, to investigate this desert utopia
July 28 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salar_de_Atacama >travel to San Pedro de Atacama to visit the salt flat and valley of the moon.
July 31 – early AM, leave San Pedro de Atacama to go to the Calama airport and back to Santiago for three days
i have a 4×4 vehicle, tools to locate, tools to remove, tools to record, warm clothes, cell phone, key to space and the question to identify Atacama’s boundaries. i will post next when it is possible.
nos vemos and keep on.