the book »adieu« includes a collection of 39 obituaries from the years 1984 until 2011. the deceased persons are writers and poets, artists, sound artists and actors.
in this, the individual obituaries are illustrated with portraits and divided into up to 20 sections per obituary. each of these sections respectively describes a characteristic feature or a particular idiosyncrasy of the deceased person. the subsequent alphabetical sorting of these individual sections concerning all obituaries first of all creates an unusual entire sequence, because it is not coherent in terms of content.
thus, the reader is forced to page forwards and backwards if he wants to read an obituary in one session. by this, the entire book is constantly moved and thus alive itself – alive like the memory of the deceased.
editorial designconcept, layout, designin cooperation with peter ebersbachsupervised by professor victor malsy