Annabelle Perrin chooses the paper to launch her media The Disappearance, a letter, sent to the home of each subscriber, telling a story related to the disappearance.
By Elio BONO and Clara GUILARD
- The project takes the form of an epistolary medium dealing with disappearance
- « It can be the disappearance of a person, but also of a forest, a public service or a union organization.
- Each letter is written by an author or a journalist who travels to the field each time
« To call your media The Disappearance is to be in tune with the times.” As she presents her new epistolary media format, Annabelle Perrin juggles with paradoxes. « The idea was born during the first lockdown, » she said. “We wanted to set up an Internet site, but then we said to ourselves that the paper format was disappearing.”
Reconquering the paper format is at the heart of Annabelle Perrin’s project. She built from A to Z this original project of epistolary media. The operation could not be simpler: a letter, sent to each subscriber’s home, telling a story related to the disappearance. « It can be the disappearance of a person, but also of a forest, a public service or a labor union« , said Perrin, to get rid of critics pointing out a « pessimistic » media. « It’s true that we took an enigmatic title, » she said, while recalling that at one time, « media could be called Liberation or L’Humanité!«
Each letter is written by an author or a journalist that went on the ground. The letter tells, in the first person, a fragment of a life, like the one of a truck driver from Ohio whose incipit was read by Annabelle Perrin. The whole thing is accompanied by a postcard; « you are free to stick it on your fridge or send it to a relative« , said Annabelle.