Sylvie Meunier

Mister K

02.17.1958. Mister K leaves home, only to return eight months later. Eight months during which he drives across the United States, immersed in his memories, driving at a frantic pace to what seems to be the end of the world.

As a visual artist, Sylvie Meunier collects vernacular photographs, a living material that she seizes and reappropriates to construct imaginary narratives. For Mister K, she plays on the atmospheres and photographic codes of B&W and, for the first time, combines the work of collecting images with that of writing. The story plunges the reader into an atmosphere that is part detective story, part auto-fiction. The narrator is fleeing a supposedly traumatic event: like a road-movie, as he travels along highways and motels, he spins out his childhood memories and those of a beloved woman who mysteriously disappeared...

In this “photographic novel”, where images alternate with textual incisions, Sylvie Meunier leads an intrigue bordering on the fantastic. Genres mingle to create a singular work: part photography book, part literary narrative, part cinematic fiction, part psychological investigation... The visual power of the images and the narrative rhythm, draw the reader into a universe that is both strange and familiar, that of Beat Generation America, the golden age of Hollywood film noir.

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Sylvie Meunier

Mister K

39,00 €

02.17.1958. Mister K leaves home, only to return eight months later. Eight months during which he drives across the United States, immersed in his memories, driving at a frantic pace to what seems to be the end of the world.

As a visual artist, Sylvie Meunier collects vernacular photographs, a living material that she seizes and reappropriates to construct imaginary narratives. For Mister K, she plays on the atmospheres and photographic codes of B&W and, for the first time, combines the work of collecting images with that of writing. The story plunges the reader into an atmosphere that is part detective story, part auto-fiction. The narrator is fleeing a supposedly traumatic event: like a road-movie, as he travels along highways and motels, he spins out his childhood memories and those of a beloved woman who mysteriously disappeared...

In this “photographic novel”, where images alternate with textual incisions, Sylvie Meunier leads an intrigue bordering on the fantastic. Genres mingle to create a singular work: part photography book, part literary narrative, part cinematic fiction, part psychological investigation... The visual power of the images and the narrative rhythm, draw the reader into a universe that is both strange and familiar, that of Beat Generation America, the golden age of Hollywood film noir.

Softcover, 16,5 x 21,5 cm
352 pages
About 200 B&W photographs 

Photographs and text (in French)
Sylvie Meunier

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ISBN : 978-2-36511-303-8

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