Dominic Büttner – Dreamscapes
Exploring the eeriness of our everyday surroundings at night
1st edition, 2018
Text German and English
144 pages, 88 color and 5 b/w illustrations
28 x 33 cm
Dreamscapes is a long-term artistic series by Swiss photographer Dominic Büttner. In it, Büttner records performances at night, both in natural and built environments. Holding a torch, he walks slowly away from a large-format view camera as a time exposure captures the scene, illuminated by moving light from which the artist himself is subsequently erased. By turns strange and yet somehow familiar, the fascinating landscapes show what an eerie place our everyday surroundings can be, depending on the light in which we experience them.
Dominic Büttner—Dreamscapes is the first book to collect Büttner’s art, and it features some eighty of his Dreamscapes alongside an introduction by Nadine Olonetzky and an essay by Elisabeth Bronfen.