Atelier Éditions presents Talk Soon, a special collaboration with Dutch artist Erik Kessels and French artist Thomas Sauvin.
Talk Soon is the wordless, quarantined dialogue between the two artists. Every day, throughout that tumultuous spring of 2020, Erik and Thomas sent one another idiosyncratic, un-captioned photographs; catalyzing an organic, free-associative exchange of some 120 archival images.
Atelier Éditions’ author Kingston Trinder then composed an equally free-associative, altogether-whimsical narrative with which to further entwine the duo’s eclectic photographs. These two archives of vernacular photography, one from the East, the other from the West, achieve a dialogue through the recurrence of photographic practices, aesthetics, and subjects.
Talk Soon, a tearaway postcard book, allows readers to endlessly juxtapose the delightful photographs selected by the two quarantined artists. They can create nonsensical narratives, unexpected sequences, and entertaining tableaux by turning each colorful page. And the wholesome family fun need not end there. Readers can mail-out these wonderful photographs to loved ones, producing their very own, one-of-a-kind, Talk Soon exchange. Or, tear out all the cards to recreate the original exchange sequence, then turn the cards over to reveal an abstract tale.
Erik Kessels & Thomas Sauvin : Talk Soon
Photographs from the vernacular collections of Erik Kessels & Thomas Sauvin
TEXTS by Kingston Trinder
DESIGN by Capucine Labarthe
PUBLISHED by Atelier Éditions
First Edition of 1000
ISBN # 978-1-7336220-5-9
Tearaway Postcard Book
7.25 inches x 5.5 inches
120 color photographs
Printed sustainably in Italy
Retail: $36 (US) / €30
Erik Kessels is a Dutch artist, designer and curator.
Thomas Sauvin is a French artist and collector.