A syllabus that posits the practice of reading together as a form of community building—as an(other) act of love.
A syllabus that doesn’t shy away from big words: ‘creation’, ‘love’, ‘inspiration’, ‘beauty.’
A syllabus that via poems, quotations, paintings, and more, follows the many traces that connect—in different directions—Marco’s own “Constellation of Influences.”
A syllabus as a work that is always in process.
A syllabus to study.
A syllabus that keeps expanding.
A syllabus as a promise.
POETRY before PROSE. Fashioning Cosmos out of Chaos
Creation stories are myths and poems that connect us to what wasn’t … to show us where we are going and remember. Poetry before Prose because before I tell you what to do, before law or history, we need to establish a connection, a reason to be in community to survive and thrive. Creating at the twilight of Capitalism is a radical act against conformity, commodification and consumption.Marco Saavedra.
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I have been trying to answer the question: what will happen after the revolution, after the last bubble bursts, after the last great war? My hope is that the answer is also the process: Art, Creation. Most of the pieces displayed here were created during our current COVID-19 pandemic, during social distancing and quarantining. I found myself searching for the peace found in nature, the hope and promise of blooming season, and the art of others.Marco Saavedra.
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3. Constellation of Influences
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