Temple Ligon and Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingts Jours — via Jasper

On Wednesday, our friend and future Jasper contributor John Temple Ligon launches his interpretation of Phileas Fogg’s fictional journey around the world in 80 days. Temple is being as true to Fogg’s intentions as sanity will allow, going so far as to forgo air travel — hot air balloons not being what they used to, and all.

John Temple Ligon ("repose in action?") addressing the audience for the Wren Institute for Urban Research on Friday, March 9, 2012

We’ll be seeing Temple off as he leaves from Columbia’s version of the Reform Club on Wednesday evening at 6 pm to travel to Florence, SC where he will journey via Amtrak to New York City’s not-what-it-used-to-be Penn Station. While in New York, Temple will pay homage to some of our namesake’s art before he boards the Queen Victoria on Friday, March 16th.

White Flag by Jasper Johns, 1955
Jasper Johns's 'Flag,' 1954-55

While we are no The Morning Chronicle, we have invited our intrepid wanderer to keep Jasper posted of his adventures first hand. As we await his missives however we, like the rest of the world, will be following his sojourn via the miracle of technology.

You can do so as well by visiting the website for the Wren Institute for Urban Research.

Bon Voyage, Temple.

(And best of luck finding your Princess Aouda.)

~~ Jasper





About Jasper

What Jasper Said is the blogging arm of Jasper – The Word on Columbia Arts, a new written-word oriented arts magazine that serves artists and arts lovers in the Columbia, SC area and its environs in four ways: Via Print Media – Jasper is a bi-monthly magazine, releasing in print six times per year in September, November, January, March, May & July, on the 15th of each month. Jasper covers the latest in theatre and dance, visual arts, literary arts, music, and film as well as arts events and happenings; Via Website – Jasper is an interactive website complete with a visual arts gallery, messages from Jasper, an arts events calendar that is updated several times daily, bite-sized stories on arts events, guest editorials, local music, dance & theatre videos, community surveys, and more; Via Blog – What Jasper Said -- you're reading this now -- is a daily blog featuring a rotating schedule of bloggers from the Jasper staff as well as guest bloggers from throughout the arts community; Via Twitter – Jasper Advises is a method of updating the arts community on arts events, as they happen, with more than a half dozen active tweeters who live, work, and play inside the arts community everyday ~ Jasper Advises keeps the arts community abreast of what not to miss, what is happening when it is happening, and where to be to experience it first hand.
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