Michael Günzburger - Contact


In this book we meet eleven different wild animals, including a fox, a beaver and a polar bear. Artist Michael Günzburger and printer Thomi Wolfensberger have developed a method of capturing an animal’s impression on a lithograph. The lithographs make every single hair on their heads, bodies and tails visible, portraying the animals with an uncanny directness and immediacy: their very energy can be physically felt. They shed new light on the glaring contradictions in our relationship to creatures that we prize and persecute, fear and fondle. Contactis the fruit of Günzburger’s long exploration of line drawing. This is the first time he has teamed up with dramatist, essayist and novelist and long-time friend Lukas Bärfuss to produce a book. In Contact, Bärfuss takes us on an expedition up through northern woods all the way to the frozen wilderness of an island in the North Sea, exploring the history, geography and zoology of our surroundings as we go. Published by Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich). 

384 pages, 23 x 16 cm, softcover, Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich).