[Lom: from Slovak language: Refraction, Rupture, Fold, Break, Quarry.]
“A man keeps himself busy with rebuilding the world, and yet he always gets excited when he stumbles upon something original. ” (Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves)
What can we learn about a human being by looking at their material interaction in space? One material in particular – the stone – becomes the main instrument of my research. Stone negates time in contrast to the more temporary nature of other materials. Because we believe they do.
My approach to the photographic object has changed significantly in the process. I can return to the locations any time. We trust that stone is a material that lasts, but because of the constant human activity it is almost impossible that something will stay untouched. Stones reflect human touch while simultaneously denying human time scale. I began working on this series in April of 2014 in central Slovakia where I was born, and Vienna where I lived at that time. Looking at stones allowed me to see the differences between two places.
Photobook in edition of 3
Format: Soft cover
Size: 35,5 x 27cm
Number of pages: 84
Number of pictures: 71 black-and-white photographs
Photographs and texts: Dominika Jackuliaková
Graphic design: Eva Benková
Type of printing: Piezography K7; printed at Latitude Chicago
Type of paper: Red River Paper; Premium Matte Double-sided
Signed and numbered
An off-set version of the book on sale soon, so stay tuned!
Jackuliaková is a photographer living and working in Bratislava and Lučenec (Slovakia). She studied photography at the Josef Vydra School of Applied Arts in Bratislava (high school) and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava (Department of Photography and New Media, head of the studio: Miro Švolík) with a Masters Degree in 2015. She studied as an exchange student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Department of Art and Photography, head of the studio: Martin Guttman).
In her work she focuses on analogue photography, unmanipulated found images of reality and crossovers between the medium of photography and other media such as sculpture or installation. Her present practice could be defined by her search for human interventions in ordinary things around us.
She published her first photobook from the Garden project with cooperation of Apart Label (SK) in January 2014. The book ‘Lom’ was self-published during her residency at Latitude Chicago in October 2016.
all images and text © Dominika Jackuliaková