TAOR :: INTRO
A community experience in print, online + in person feat. stories, imagery + poetic musings that speak to this de/re-constructive time
digital zines BELOW
WHERE CAN YOU FIND #TAOR?
1. In print (zines!)
2. Online (here!)
3. In person (art pop-ups!)
Finale coming soon <3
- chuck pierce
stand by because something amazing is coming ... the task of rebuilding has only just begun
TAOR CREATIVES: photographers mark berkovich, nathan berry, kallie bahorich // models olash materanya, giuliana velez
TAOR :: IN PRINT
New digital versions of our printed zines coming soon...
Introducing “THE ART OF REBUILDING,” an #ARTREBUILDS series by RECESS MVMT. What is "TAOR"? A community experience in print, online + in person, comprised of stories, imagery + poetic musings that speak to this de/re-constructive time. You in?
2021 is a significant bridge year between where we have been + where we are going. It's a time of transition, and much of what we've known is being brought low, and with that, we are being brought back to the start. The hope we have in all of this, though, is that the rebuilding that is to come is worth the painful decomposition that is required of us now. Dive in to unlock lost hope...
After hope, SURRENDER is another foundational key to rebuilding. You have to first *allow* the leveling of the old for the new structure to be born. It's painful, no doubt, but after pruning comes flourishing, & after weariness comes relief. Allow this volume to free you up to let go & yielddd all the way to the process...
Another key to rebuilding is what we call "PURE IMAGINATION". Once a hope for a better tomorrow has been set in the soul, and a willful surrender to any process required to achieve it, it then becomes imperative for the dormant dreamer to awaken within us...
RESILIENCE is another key when it comes to rebuilding. Many internal + external voices will push up against the emergence of a new you, and the world will seek to destroy the precious pearl of imagination, hope + humility you possess. But take heart! This is your metamorphosis. You’re not supposed to recognize yourself from who you were pre-Covid, err, cocoon, after all...
SENSITIVITY is another key in times of rebuilding. If we want to leave a mark in the sands of history, we must learn to keep our hearts tender to the times. “What is the earth crying out for? What is heaven saying in response, and how do we join in?” Creativity helps us cultivate sensitivity to + discernment of these rumblings...
IMAGERY is a key in times of rebuilding. Once we have allowed our hearts to be sensitive to heaven & earth, we will undoubtedly become vessels of divine visitations in the form of pictures, colors, movement, texture & light. It is then pressing that we steward these immaculate conceptions all the way to birth, & see to it that they find their way out into the world, for if we want a better future, we must embrace the power of images...
JOY is our final key in rebuilding. When courage is needed, joy brings the supply. And as we stand in this sacred season of dis/re-mantling things within our own hearts & world, it is urgent we find the source of that deep down, unshakable joy, lest we risk becoming completely depleted. Where does one find such lasting joy? Read on...
TAOR :: IN PERSON
The greatest rebuilding is yet