Back in Zurich in the fall, he paints small technical/organic
landscapes in oil on artist’s cardboard.
Fred E. Knecht. proprietor of the Galerie Obere
Zäune, includes paintings and objects by H.R.
Giger in the exhibition Macht der Masken (Power
Basilo Schmid, nicknamed Pascha, an old friend from
Chur, persuades H.R.G. to give up his nine-to-five
job with Andreas Christen in order to devote
more time to art. H.R.G. works in the Tessin,
again, for a few weeks. F. M. Murer commissions
him to produce props for the planned 30-minutes
film Swissmade. He now attempts the difficult
task of creating a shell of polyester vinyl
for a dog and for the "monster".
This is his first extraterrestrial being,
and it has a built-in image and sound recorder
in its head and chest. Tina Gwerder plays
the superstar wearing this costume. Paul Waibels’s
dog wears its own tailor-made casing.