~ Adrien Sina 2011
In 1953, Professor J. Gough from the Institute of Pathology, Cardiff, developed a rarely used method of conservation, consisting in the application of an ultra-thin layer of an organ on paper protected by transparent film. The result looks like a piece of parchment upon which the flesh itself ‘draws’ the histological and anatomical details. The veins, arteries, folded tissues, filtering networks, excrescences become forms sculpted by forces just like the surface of planets in our solar system, or exo-planets in other galaxies.

Once scanned at high resolution, processes of morphogenesis and erosion reveal an endo-landscape with intriguing shapes and a wealth of subtle details. A succession of discs cut from these plates, like pieces of orange peel, transform images into a mapping of unknown exo-planets: the extraordinary sense of accuracy seems to make them almost habitable.

Geological formations such as mountain ranges, valleys, rivers, lakes, oceans, ice caps and even turbulent, corrosive or hospitable weather-formations seem to emerge where the cellular flesh has been subject to pathological violence or metabolic exhaustion.
© Adrien Sina