Nomadic Journey and Spirit of Places
Never before published, this self-curated,
intensely personal collection of travel notes
and sketches by the world’s most revered
performance artist offers readers a kind
of iconography of Abramović’s daring and
utterly original body of work.
An artist’s notebooks are arguably the most authentic means of understanding her process, techniques, and impulses. And, for a performance artist, a rare, permanent record of how she develops her craft. Compiled over the course of four decades on stationery from various hotels, and other temporary residences, this collection of Marina Abramović’s original drawings, collages, poetry, writings, cut-outs, photographs, and doodles offers glimpses of a brilliant mind in constant motion.
Beautifully produced and packaged, it takes readers on a journey through Abramović’s thoughts—and traces the evolution of the most fruitful phase of her career. “I believe we humans need to keep moving forward, and my own life was purely nomadic,” Abramović writes of her travel diaries. “My home was everywhere I went because my home was my own body.” With the archival material elegantly reproduced in the original size on high-quality paper, this collection offers Abramović’s enormous fanbase unprecedented access to her creative process.
Marina Abramović has earned worldwide acclaim as a pioneer of performance art for more than fifty years. In 2012 she founded the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI), a platform for immaterial and long durational work to create new possibilities for collaboration among thinkers of all fields. She lives in New York.„