Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sophie Calle

I enjoyed reading about Sophie Calle and her new work in the cemetery. I also really liked how she sat down with people and let them talk to her. The piece above is called "The detective". She said that her mother hired a private investigator to follow her around and that same day Calle kept a journal of all her actions and then published the photos and detective reports and her written logs together. She deliberately led the reporter to places that had great personal meaning to her. Her project has as sense of uneasiness because it revolves around the idea of being followed. Throughout this project she builds up a realistic concept of personal identity.

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