Mexico: Cecilia Manzanares, Specimen 07
The specimen has reached its adult stage. Awaiting to be classified.”
In one of his aphorisms, Nietzsche states that “The real world is much smaller than the imaginary”. By that premise, which I return to constantly, and the curiosity I have had for the vegetal world, its textures and shapes since I was a child, is that ‘Specimen 07’ is born; a photographic series in which the apparently defined boundaries between vegetal and animal are diluted, get mixed, giving birth to beings from the imaginary that I have built in a kitchen, made by vegetable fragments that lose their original identity and acquire another one when joined.
In this series, the stages of development of one of these specimens is shown.
With this project, I question the way in which we see the ordinary and how we perceive reality.