Documents and links related to the project Sequere by Marco Noris. Sequere is an artistic project about time and memory, which begins with a symbolic act: collecting water at the mouth of the Ebro and walking upstream to return it to the source of the Segre River, the main tributary of the Ebro. The artist's gaze and his body traversing space and time, will be the instruments to activate a poetic reading of the territory: the experiences along the route and the space traversed, with its geography, its place names, its cities and its mountains, will be the trigger for an investigation on historical memory, human relations and territory.
'The predominance of linear time is the result not of its primacy as a temporal conception but of the primacy of Western modernity that embraced it as its own. Linear time was adopted by Western modernity through the secularization of Judeo-Christian eschatology, but it never erased, not even in the West, other conceptions of time such as circular time, cyclic time, glacial time, the doctrine of the eternal return, and still others that are not adequately grasped by the images of the arrow or circle. That is why the subjectivity or identity of a given person or social group at a given moment is a temporal palimpsest. It is made up of a constellation of different times and temporalities, some modern, some not, some ancient, some recent, some slow, some fast, and they are all activated in different ways in different contexts or situations.'
— Boaventura de Sousa Santos
“La Sierpe es en nuestra tradicion religiosa occidental, incluido el Islam ortodoxo y el agnosticismo ofídico judío y greco-cristiano, la suprema iniciadora, de la qual el primer hombre recibió el camino, el humano camino, cayendo, del estado de naturaleza en el que no habia camino alguno, a la historia (…) La Sierpe es la inicial salida, del lugar del ser al camino. En el lugar propio del primer hombre, ser y estar coincidían, como coincidían ser y realidad, anhelo y cumpliminento, visión y tacto”.
Notas de un método de María Zambrano (1989)