Julien Burri
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Book cover illustration
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Photography and drawing realized to illustrate the top-to-tail book "Muscles" and "La Maison" (The House) edited by the Swiss publisher Bernard Campiche, in March, 2014.

 
Bernard Campiche Editeur
Grand-Rue 26
CH - 1350 Orbe
+41 24 441 08 18
> www.campiche.ch

Photography for the book cover of the novel "Muscles", published by Bernard Campiche, in March, 2014.

 
«Tu es debout devant le miroir de la salle de sport - multiplié, difracté - un jeu de cartes - tu soulèves de la fonte et ta bouche se tord - tu soulèves à l'infini - te perds au loin, de plus en plus petit.
Alors se passe quelque chose d'étrange - le miroir devient liquide, la surface réfléchissante ondule - un trait, une crête se forme, puis une écume qui n'est plus réfléchissante mais minérale, granuleuse, aussitôt réabsorbée par le miroir - redevient lisse.»

Julien Burri, extract of "Muscles", p. 40

Photography for the book cover of the novel "Muscles", published by Bernard Campiche, in March, 2014.
Drawing for the book cover of the novel "La Maison" (The House), published by Bernard Campiche, in March, 2014.

 
«Parfois vous descendez au bord du lac.
Vous marchez dans les poids de senteur roses et blancs, dans la verveine - traversez les voies ferrées - le ballast se dérobe, les pierres roulent sous vos pieds. Il arrive qu'un train de marchandise passe à côté - d'abord, c'est un sifflement, sur les rails - puis, un son anguleux se déploie, plein d'aspérités - vous bouscule -
Vous suivez un ruban de cerisiers sauvages et de saules. Un homme marche en sen inverse, crache - arc de salive dans les ciguës.
Aucune ombre. Un papillon, un vulcain, dans les ombellifères. Vous descendez un petit escalier jusqu'au rivage.

 
«Son corps pâle, sur les blocs de pierre noirs.
Ta main trouve un petit os d'oiseau, un aileron, structure en éponge, léger comme la pièce d'une maquette d'avion: ici, naissait le sang.»

Julien Burri, extract of "La Maison", p. 42

Drawing for the book cover of the novel "La Maison" (The House), published by Bernard Campiche, in March, 2014.
Portraits realized during summer, 2013 in St-Prex, by Geneva Lake. Publications in the French-speaking Swiss press, during the bookstands of the double publication of "Muscles" and "La Maison" (The House).

 
L'Hebdo, 06.03.14, p.60
Le Matin Dimanche, 23.03.14, p.61
www.femina.ch, 13.04.14

Portraits realized during summer, 2013 in St-Prex, by Geneva Lake.
"Mr Muscle" is a series of ten drawings, fruit of a collaboration between Yann Amstutz and Julien Burri. At first, there are ten men's images, ten photographies which present worked out, muscular bodies, sometimes signed by famous names, sometimes posted by amateurs on the Internet. The original images disappeared. Only rests the double representation of these photos, as residues, deposits. A track deformed, transformed. Yann Amstutz realized ten drawings without to observe the development of the image during its creation. Julien Burri completed the drawings of short texts. The words wind as a skin around the fragile images, double them, hem them, as would make it a shadow. Drawings and words are two writings which form a net to trap the memory, give to it a body, a sense.
Photographies realized during the performative lecture given by Julien Burri, accompanied with the musician Stéphane Blok and the opera singer Yannis François.

 
Bibliothèque Municipale de Lausanne
Bibliothèque Jeunesse
Avenue d'Echallens 2A
1004 Lausanne
+41 21 315 69 17
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7pm

Portrait realized in 2008, on the occasion of the publication of the collection of poems "Si seulement" (So only, so lonely), published by Samizdat Editions in Geneva.
Photography realized for the cover of poetry book "Si seulement" (So only, so lonely), published by Samizdat Editions in Geneva in October, 2008.

 
«Le froid se déplie comme un drap.
Serrer la cage thoracique,
s'assurer que ça tient.

 
Manquent tes mains
pour nouer le jour et la nuit.

 
Les maisons sont des blocs aveugles,
des grumeaux sans liant.
Un fou a emmêlé la ville.
Le corps, les pensées, adoptent sa forme
par mimétisme.»

Julien Burri, extract of "Si seulement", p. 32

Photography realized for the cover of poetry book "Si seulement" (So only, so lonely), published by Samizdat Editions in Geneva in October, 2008.
First collaborations. Photographs realized in Lausanne in 2006.