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Writings from The Foundation for Things Previously Unknown
Artist Books from Alphabet of Color
How Everything is Related (Towards a More Complete Understanding) is a collection of philosophical writings by Marshall Rendina. Though it is not a book about any particular subject, it is organized into 22 categories, and the relationships of aspects within them and with others are examined. It ultimately stresses not to be concerned with structures themselves, but with the fluidity of their infinite manifestations in the world and life itself. The author uses it as a sourcebook for his projects and it is intended to be a methodology for education and for solving complex problems in multiple disciplines, with implications in the categorization of knowledge and in learning.
Cosmologies is an expanded version of an earlier essay by Marshall Rendina further developing his ideas about the nature of our universe. It includes new illustrations of his conceptions of light, gravity, and matter as they relate to one another.
The Rooms is an interdisciplinary work containing dialogue and notes for movement, visual aspects, and music. Each room is an individual performance or installation that can be openly realized in a variety of ways. Scenes and characters are based on archetypes from Constellations, The Tarot, Kabbalah, The I Ching, Buddhism, Hinduism, and the correspondences between them. The scenes are organized by using the archetypes as keys to provide an overall structure for which characters appear in different scenes or rooms, their meanings or purpose, and a progression towards the realizations they must come to.
Codex and Mysterium is a collection of hand drawn diagrams and designs, the diagrams drawing from various forms of mysticism and applied across a number of subjects, and the designs using primarily circles and spheres alone in ecological solutions to transportation and architecture, and in new means of displaying and retrieving information.
Other Ways of Being is a collection of 100 poems each describing a different state of being as they relate to our common experiences, and as we often experience more than one state at the same time. It is an ontological treatment of various topics related to perception and the basis of morality and ethics as they result from these states of being.
Minor Arcana contains the words for many songs written by Marshall Rendina throughout his 20s and can be thought of as a counterpart to his Major Arcana tarot card instrumentals and non-vocal music.
Other Ways of Listening is a collection of musical scores by Marshall Rendina and surveys many styles of music and aesthetics from his beginnings to his late 20s.
Chromatic Saturnalia is a collection of drawings and paintings from the artist's 20s.
Transparent Recitals is a collection of photographs from 2001 to 2016.
Intermission: Interinfluences and Interworlds is a collection of new media and installation art for aesthetic discussion otherwise outside of the boundaries of traditional sculpture, photography or two-dimensional art.