The Bonobo Press is a journey through the known and the already lived in the hope of reaching, perhaps for a moment, that place where the knowing gives way to the unknowable.

In the language of Mathematics, this represents an empty set—a set that contains no elements. As we contemplate the extinction of manifold species, and potentially our own, it is used here to reflect on the state when something, having existed, ceases to be.

The bonobos are our closest living life form. They live in societies where females are dominant and are known for using pleasure to reduce conflict. Apparently capable of compassion, empathy and kindness they live on the south side of the Congo River in dwindling numbers.