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THE TOUCH (Forbidden Pictures)

THE TOUCH (Forbidden Pictures)

THE TOUCH (Forbidden Pictures)

Bruno Jakob

Prill Vieceli Cremers, Tanja Prill, Alberto Vieceli, Sebastian Cremers, Zürich

Print-Service, Zürich

Kirchgemeinde Grossmünster Zürich



A slim black-and-white book with a hardcover documents an exhibition held in the crypt of the Grossmünster church in Zurich, for which Bruno Jakob ‘painted' black slate slabs with water. He gave the design team instructions for the ‘reproduction' of the work process, which are printed on the cover. Each slab was to be painted with water and then photographed several times as it dried. The result is ten predominantly black images with traces of water that gradually vanish, and which are presented individually in the first part of the book on recto pages. The second part contains short essays on the work, printed in single columns in white on black. The simple yet luxurious volume reproduces quite admirably the striking idea of the work, and the material is clearly organized. The precise fabrication of the binding and cover are worthy of special mention.


Videos: Körner Union & Maximage, Lausanne / Zürich
Jury reviews: Tan Wälchli, Berlin/Zürich