Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sophie Calle


     I have never before heard of something quite like the art exhibit that Sophie Calle has created at the Green-Wood Cemetery. I like the symbolism of burying your secrets in a cemetery but also that those who participate are able to literally bury their secrets. Also, I think it is interesting how you are able to speak to Calle herself, almost as if it is a short therapy session. When one thinks of a cemetery they usually don't think of sitting down and chatting about something you have held in. I can appreciate Calle's choice to do such a piece, which doubles as sculpture and performance in a way, in a cemetery. Since, a cemetery is usually looked at as a somber, constricting place it is nice that Sophie gives the art-goers an opportunity to do the opposite and release what they are holding within. 

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