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EYES ON THE GROUND BY Dominik Galleya

The X in the middle of the trampoline serves as a button to begin taking a tour through Dominik Galleya’s everyday life. Like clicking on a camera’s shutter release, a bounce on the trampoline switches to the next photo. Basically, this is about what values can be ascribed to the square meter of ground beneath one’s feet. What does the ground say about a particular location? One can recognize a place in photographs not only on the basis of distinctive features—for instance, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Pisa’s Leaning Tower, and Sydney’s Opera House; the ground too is different everywhere you go. A photographer shooting pictures of a place usually tries to accentuate what’s distinctive about it, but Dominik Galleya shifts the apparently ordinary into the spotlight. The point of this work is to visualize how quickly we move about in our surroundings without even noticing the ground below us.

Venue

Mohsen Gallery