Title of Work
The graphic design project of the book was developed around the concept of time passage, a central question on Marina Abramović’s performative works, clearly stated in the biography’s title: When Marina Abramović dies. When the reader starts to read the book, the word VIDA (life) can be seen at its right edge. By moving along the book the word VIDA gets reduced and the word MORTE (death) grows at its left edge. The book in itself becomes a performance, where the reader determines the time duration. On the cover, the description of the performance desired by Marina for the event of her death, which gives the name to the book. The use of red to accompany the black and white pictures was not an innocent choice, as Marina Abramović claims that the color red is a source of energy to her performances and also to her life.