Reality Exchange

Reality Exchange


Curated by:

  • Irene Cruz
  • Stephanie Ballantine

Participating Artists:
Dani García Sarabia (ESP)
Eugeni Gay (ESP)
Alex Llovet (ESP)
César Ordoñez (ESP)
Irene Cruz (ESP)

A collection of photographs from photographers represented by Barcelona gallery ‘Fifty Dots’. The collection depicts different locations of natural beauty along-side images of objects representing civilisation.

Images have been chosen from the photographers’ defining projects, all works explore the paradox of awe and distance between us and the natural world. Our need to be in reach of civilisation is depicted by gas stations, cars becoming uncanny and absurd next to images of mountains, islands, deep waters. Reality Exchange is an immersive exhibition creating an atmosphere of stillness and peace that can come with isolation in nature, yet points to our modes of departure from these beautiful, yet unnerving experiences.

We take photographs from Alejandra Carles-Tolrá’s series ‘A place called home’ the images hold both a reflective distance as well as an intimate look, a quiet space. 

Dani García Sarabia’s photographs from the series Oro Negro (black Gold) shows the portrait of an area of Andorra exploring the disjoincture between its natural beauty and isolated infrastructure 

Eugeni Gay’s images from the series ‘From the Quantum Island’ are of the isolated environment of Lake Titicaca, which is situated at an altitude of 3800 meters. The photographs expose the sacred quality of the land and its disconnection from outside influences.

In Irene Cruz her new series “Drowning in Blue”, Irene reflects on the interference of mundane materials, such as plastic, and their resulting connection to the environment: the power and tyranny suppressing, invading and crushing the love and respect we owe our planet. This, in reality, translates directly to the love we have for ourselves.

In exchange with Berlin, Fk-Kollektiv artists exhibit in parallel at Fifty Dots gallery in Barcelona over the 48hour Neukölln period.

Participating Artists:
Catherine Bruce (USA)
Estevan Escobar Hovélin (DE)
Vitalis Neufeld (KAZ)
Zack Helwa (EGY/ROM)
Stephanie Ballantine (UK)
Merve Terzi (DE/TUR)