As one of the branches of microscopic anatomy, Histology-study of living tissues-investigate structures that the human eye cannot perceive a simple view. This is why it is not uncommon for the birth of this science to be closely linked to the invention of the microscope, since such a mechanism was necessary to open the doors of the tiny universe that conforms to any living being.
If for science the microscope is a kind of vision prosthesis, in this exhibition Salvador Herrera exposes the screen as an extension of his own nervous system, thanks to which his imagination and hallucinations become tangible to the viewer. The tissues that make up the moving image of a screen within the author's imagination are shown in action, while the sculptures function as taxonomic pieces of the cells that the components. The selected frames are snapshots of these processes and allow them to be studied with maintenance, facilitating a detailed visual analysis.
Through the electrical impulses emitted in the videos, it is proposed to expand the sensory range of the public. The insistent repetition within their animations, a way of audiovisual mantras, is able to take the viewer into a trance that annuls the individual consciousness and connects it to the collective consciousness. Once outside the internal dialogue of the reason, it is possible to evaluate the correspondence between micro and macrocosms, which allows to be determined of the different planes of existence in which each being develops day by day. That is, each part of the microcosm works individually and forms a being that, in turn, works together with millions of other beings to create the macrocosm. In the different scales the orders correspond because, as the Hermeticist Kybalion would say, as above it is below.
Although the pieces in this show are spectacular, the truly important part of the exhibition is its ambition to show the viewer an alternative worldview. Salvador does not propose the pieces to be admired for their beauty, but as a means to induce a state that leads to self-knowledge. In the manner of Buddhist sand mandalas, their beauty is only a starting point for reflection about the existence within the different planes and the ephemeral nature of it.