Digressions #4: Virginie Yassef

For this addition to the ‘Digressions’ series Virginie Yassef decided to discuss the process of adapting ‘The Veldt’ with Mathieu Copeland and Philippe Quesne. This double interview shows an artist, a curator and a director debating dramatisation, the transition from exhibition to stage, the handling of sound, scenography, timing and music, and the search for a new methodology of work.

Since the 1990s Virginie Yassef has been exploring different media – video, painting, photography, sculpture – in a constant oscillation between physical and mental constructs, between science fiction and a game without rules that helps define a potential space for experiment, somewhere between the surface of reality and fantastical projection. In 2018 she adapted Ray Bradbury’s short story ‘The Veldt’ as a play and presented its first version at La Ferme du Buisson.