A day among us (Une journée chez nous)

Giulia Gallino | Belgium

A couple of years ago, I started taking pictures of illuminated windows at night. Those inhabited frames that showed me small glimpses of people's lives, always gave me a sort of thrill : they made me wonder and freely imagine what was going on inside, what was the life of the people living in. I started to draw and create stories suggested by the shapes, the lights, the curtains that those windows would show. I kept collecting pictures, including balconies and the objets left there, and a few months before the lock down, I created the building in this book.
“A day among us” is a whole day spent with the people and the animals living in this ordinary suburban building, so similar to those that is easy to find in so many small cities. Like a puzzle, the reader is invited to observe the images and try to follow what the inhabitants do. The text indicates some of the things that happen to them, it suggests what they think, what they feel.
The book is a little of portrait of ordinary life.

Académie royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles.
Graduation: 2017