Mikhail Karasik. The Drama of Marinetti

St Petersburg, 2008. 390 × 585 mm

The Drama of Marinetti or The story of how the leader of World Futurism flopped in Russia. A feature-documentary-compilatory-comedy from the life of Italian and Russian Futurism in eleven scenes. A long title and subtitle explaining the precise contents of this imaginary tale by Karasik compiled from old news facts. There are twelve sheets with lithograph illustrations graphically evaluating Marinetti’s legendary visit to Russia. The illustrations, made with reworked old photographs, are on the front side while offset text of the drama has been printed on the postcard-like image on the reverse side. These have been bound with an additional blank sheet in cardboard covers and are kept in a cardboard box. The drama was published in a 15 copy edition.