New book about cult singer Karen Dalton released
Emmanuelle Antille publishes new book K D, final installment in a trilogy about Karen Dalton
It is a great pleasure to announce the publication of the book K D by Emmanuelle Antille – filmmaker, photographer and video artist – and to invite you to the events which will accompany its release.
Following the film A Bright Light – Karen and the Process and the musical tour, this publication is the final installment in a trilogy about cult singer Karen Dalton. Written at the same time as the filming of the documentary, K D is an interweaving work of text, photographs, unpublished drawings and archives. Between journal and artistic manifesto, this book is an investigation at the crossroads of the worlds of art, music and cinema.
We have the pleasure of working with Emanuelle Antille’s previous project – the feature film A Bright Light – Karen and the Process – a cinematographic essay that travels across the United States in Karen Dalton’s footsteps.
In search of one of the sixties’ most astonishing voices, adulated by her peers, but unknown from the general public, A Bright Light is a documentary made of music and art that questions the creative process.
On a wild and enchanted journey from Colorado to Woodstock, three women search for this once upon a time muse. Along the way, they encounter those who knew her as well as those whom she still haunts and influences today.
The film draws the portrait of this exceptional artist, furiously free, who refused the system and its compromises. Through this iconic figure, we follow the quest of a certain freedom of life and expression and an independence for better or worse.
You can watch the film on Vimeo on Demand here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/abrightlight
To celebrate the release of the book, three events are planned, which will open with signing of the book and be followed by a screening of A Bright Light – Karen and the Process.
December 8 at the Center d’Art Contemporain – CAC in Geneva at 6:00 p.m.
January 20 at the Museum of Fine Arts – MCBA in Lausanne at 6:00 p.m.
February 23 at the Swiss Cultural Center – CCS in Paris at 6:00 p.m.
You can find all the information about the book at Presses du Réel: www.lespressesdureel.com/ouvrage.php?id=8968&menu=0 or on www.emmanuelleantille.com