Sophie Calle: Did You See Me?
Christine Macel, Ive-Alan Bois, Yve-Alain Bois, Olivier RolinISBN: 3791330357;
The work of conceptual artist Sophie Calle embraces numerous media: photography, storytelling, film, and memoir, to name a few. Often controversial, Calle's projects explore issues of voyeurism, intimacy, and identity as she secretly investigates, reconstructs and documents the lives of strangers?whether she is inviting them to sleep in her bed, trailing them through a hotel, or following them through the city. Taking on multiple roles?detective, documentarian, behavioral scientist and diarist?Calle turns the interplay between life and art on its head. The book presents Calle's best-known works, including The Blind, No Sex Last Night, The Hotel, The Address Book and A Woman Vanishes, as well as lesser known and earlier projects that have largely escaped the public eye. The book also includes diary excerpts and video stills, along with three critical essays, a revealing interview with the artist and a dialogue with fellow artist Damien Hirst.
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