Li returns to Zurich and lives with Eveline
Bühler in Seefeld, not far from H.R.G.
In Eveline’s apartment, H.R.G. experiences
his first horror nightmare (see HR Giger’s
Necronomicon). This leads to his so-called
"wet-cell" paintings. The continuous-flow
inspires him to paint "The Four Elements".
This is followed by Bathtub, Kitchen with
Sink and WC. These paintings give impression
of being covered with skin. H.R.G. is offered
the chance of purchasing a small row house
with garden in Oerlikon, Zurich. In April,
after two months’ renovations, H.R.G.
and Li move in. The Galerie Bischofsberger
shows H.R.G.’s Passagen (Passages).
F.M. Murer has been living in London for over
a year. An excuse for H.R.G. and Li to visit
England. Murer and H.R.G. decide to make the
documentary film Passagen on H.R.G.’s
pictorial world. London’s mysterious
docklands provide the first location.