Filigranes Editions is pleased to announce the first publication of Marilia Destot, La promesse (the promise), a boxset of 3 photobooks altogether, each book being a chapter of her life, each in dialogue with an author very important to her. Dominique A, Sabine Huynh and Keren Ann are the three authors of the photobooks.
“La promesse, like a photographic poem, reveals through the years & seasons fragments of my love & family diary. Faces, places, details echo on each other and draw between the lines the film of our memories. Expectations and absences, cycles and splits, joy and cracks – from the desire of child to maternity and motherhood, and then childhood revisited, la promesse celebrates the little vertigos, the secret fears and quiet miracles of an ordinary life, tracing a contemplative memory of time passing by.”
Marilia Destot, 2019
[…] Cicatriser le réel d’aube en aube
sentir que tout vibre au-dehors
et en dedans que les vibrations se répondent
qu’à l’immobile le mouvant ne s’oppose pas mais que tout tend à l’équilibre […]
[…] que croire en ce silence qui s’oublie
ce qui porte la main du corps hors-champ
le délicat galop des doigts vers le distant dédale
ce lieu du désir, l’appel de la vie nouvelle où le corps […]
A breath of spring
Tapped on my lips
My hand was held
My heart was hit […]
French photographer from Grenoble, Marilia Destot studied photography in Paris, and now lives and works in New York. Her personal work focuses, through portrait, dance and landscapes series, on the writing of time cycling and passing by, and our trace within it. Memory, recorded and revisited, in its most subjective and poetic ways, is at the core of her research. Her work was awarded in France (Bourse du Talent, 2008 and SACD, 2000) and exhibited in Europe and the U.S. , particularly at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, at the French Institute in New York , and in large urban installations curated by the Foundation Artbridge Projects in New York and Italy.
The boxset La promesse will be released for the exhibition La promesse , Marilia Destot , at the Gallery Le Lieu, Lorient, France, from June 12th – August 2nd 2020.
Auteur, Chanteur, Musicien
Dominique Ané, better known as Dominique A, born 6 October 1968 in Provins , France, is a French songwriter and singer. He’s considered as the pioneer of the french new musical scene in the 90s in Nantes, and released 14 personal albums since. With his alternative rock music and his poetic texts, Dominique A has inspired and influenced many artists. He also composed, wrote and collaborated on many other albums and artistic projects, and published five autobiographical essays.
Sabine Huynh is a poet, novelist, essayist, critic and literary translator born in 1972 in Vietnam and based in Tel Aviv, Israel. She grew up in France and has lived in England, The United States, Canada and Israel. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she taught. She has published a dozen books, and a dozen translations. She is currently translating Anne Sexton’s poetry collections for the French feminist publishing house Éditions Des Femmes.
Keren Ann Zeidel , known professionally as Keren Ann is an Israeli-born singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and engineer based largely in Paris, Tel Aviv, and New York City.
Her music mixes many influences between rock and melancholy, playing guitar and piano, sometimes joined by a symphonic orchestra or a string quartet.
Keren Ann has released 10 studio albums: La Biographie de Luka Philipsen, 2000; La Disparition, 2002; Not Going Anywhere, 2003; Lady & Bird, 2003; Nolita , 2005; Keren Ann, 2007; La Ballade of Lady & Bird, 2009; 101, 2011; You’re Gonna Get Love, 2016; Bleue, 2019.
She also co-wrote and composed for many other artists, her songs been covered or featured in many TV shows, commercials and movies. Her tour Bleue will resume in October 2020.