Valentine Ammeux

I have been working on the theatre play The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov, because I had a special interest in silence as places of creation and imagination. I replaced the punctuation with black squares of different width, representing pauses in the text. Placed on the back on the paper, they would interact with the text and when turning the page, they create a rhythm. I also tried to create a kind of suspense, using empty pages, sometimes folded or screwed up in a particular way, between the acts of this play. Then, I had to think again about the space and format of the page, and I did a book where the size of the page depends on the length of a conversation and the length of the sentences.

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