Photo: Cuerpo Lenguaje
“The Wild Substance”
Fri, Sep 25, 5pm
Manuk Gallery, Fabrica la Aurora
It will last 3 months
(There will be control of the number of people inside the gallery)
By Arturo Aranda
“We see with the eyes, but we also see with the brain. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination. But there are also hallucinations, and hallucinations are completely different, they don’t seem to be of our making, they don’t seem to be under our control. They seem to come from outside and mimic perception.”
– Oliver Sacks
The wild substance is the tissue of hallucinations the wild substance is a cloud of neurons
the wild substance is an electrochemical storm the wild substance is a paradox
the wild substance is an intangible way of life
the wild substance is an invisible organ
the wild substance is similar to the sensation of reality
the wild substance is capable of perceiving you while you imagine it
the wild substance is curious and will approach to observe you
the wild substance is flexible
can be folded
can be dissolved
can be melted
wild substance is volatile
can be multiplied
you can remember and try to describe it
the wild substance is immeasurable
it’s an abyss
the wild substance is psychedelic
when you come in contact with the wild substance
“We don’t just see things that no one has seen before
we see things that no one will see again “
we wish to get closer to the wild substance
and touch her
and bring it into existence
the wild substance is a presence that insists
The wild substance is a meeting of explorers and each member is a channel
by which the wild substance has been manifested.
– Salvador Herrera
The Wild Substance is a collective exhibition that was born as an initiative of Casa Fehrrera with the purpose of articulating a group of artists whose body of work addresses psychedelia in the strict sense of its Greek root: ψυχή, “soul”, and δηλωτικό, “manifest”, that is, the manifestation of the soul, or, of the mind.
Each artist explores the universe of the imagination, as if trying to turn the body from the inside out, from the most intimate part of the individuality, catapulting their visions towards the community, opening portals to the precipice of unreality.
All these hallucinations seem to have chosen their creator as a means to give signs of their existence, as if they were an external consciousness inhabiting the unexplored landscapes of the human mind, inviting us to reflect on the infinite crack of the taxonomic tree, where we may find other forms of life that intersect with our reality.
In this curatorial line we will have artists who from different parts of the national territory have opened the threshold from an inhospitable and delusional region that throws a piece of the puzzle of our dreams, as well as of our instincts and desires, raising from the underground one of the different banners of the Mexican psychedelic renaissance.