The publication for the art award ars viva is conceived as a non-static, flexible medium, which exists in different forms. It is composed by four parts: each artist and the Kulturkreis has a unique format and material according to their characters. The Kulturkreis works as a platform or stage, on which the artists perform. The experimental binding is very fragile and transmits the ephemerality of the artwork in the publication. Since the order of the artists is changing throughout the print run, the publication follows a democratic principle: each one has her/his own cover. Nevertheless everyone is present at any given moment. Published by Hatje Cantz.