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Sophie Calle
She never attended art school and often brushes off the label of artist, describing many of her projects as a “private game.” She insists, “I did not think about becoming an artist when I began. I did not consider what I was doing as art.”¹ In her practice, Calle works in photography and installation, combining photos, texts, and videos to weave narratives of private experience, her own and that of others.
Calle’s “private games” began on her return to Paris in the late 1970s, when she decided to follow strangers through the streets while aiming to reacquaint herself with the city.
SophieCalle 
7 weeks ago by Katchoo
Because | Fraenkel Gallery
For almost forty years, Calle has made work that exposes intimate experience to public view, using still images, video, film, books, performance and text. Her work has often drawn from difficult moments in her personal life. “In the process of turning these experiences into art, they somehow become a type of fiction,” she has said.
SophieCalle 
7 weeks ago by Katchoo
'The worse the break-up, the better the art' | Art and design | The Guardian
The book, composed of photographs, reproduced love letters, air tickets and passages from remembered conversations, takes the reader through the 92 days leading up to her abandonment, and the three months of recovery that followed. Calle had won a young artist's travel grant in 1984 and chose to take a train from Paris to Japan, leaving her boyfriend behind. They made complicated arrangements to meet in India at the end of the trip, but he called her in a hotel room in Delhi to tell her that he had fallen in love with someone else.
grief  SophieCalle  pain 
7 weeks ago by Katchoo
MutualArt.com - The Web's Largest Art Information Service.
As one of the most important contemporary artists, Sophie Calle (*1953) deals with the thematic triangle of life, love and death. In minutely documented quests she often reflects the conditions of artistic self-realisation and self-portrayal at the end of the 20th century. In recent years, the private passion, exhibitionism and compulsion to observe increasingly got a social colouring, without the actions themselves losing any of their closeness. For her, photography is simultaneously a medium and a tool; she tells stories in images, while the written word also plays a central role.
SophieCalle  photography  art 
september 2019 by Katchoo
Artist Sophie Calle: bonkers, in a good way - Telegraph
And so began what was to become one of Calle’s great fascinations – letting her life be dictated by the whims of other people.

At times it has seemed as though Calle has turned her whole life into an artwork, documenting everything with obsessive zeal, not least her personal crises.
art  women  artists  SophieCalle  autobiographical 
september 2019 by Katchoo
Stranger Studies 101: Cities as Interaction Machines - Kio Stark - Technology - The Atlantic
"There are three broad themes during the semester.

1. Why stranger interactions in cities are meaningful

2. The spaces and the significance of the spaces in which strangers interact, and

3. How strangers 'read' each other, how they initiate interactions, how they avoid interactions, how they trust each other and how they fool each other, how they watch, listen and follow each other.

Then there is the secret theme. I want students to fall in love with talking to strangers, to do it more, and to make technology that creates more plentiful and meaningful interactions among strangers."
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march 2012 by justincharles
Stranger Studies 101: Cities as Interaction Machines - Kio Stark - Technology - The Atlantic
"There are three broad themes during the semester.

1. Why stranger interactions in cities are meaningful

2. The spaces and the significance of the spaces in which strangers interact, and

3. How strangers 'read' each other, how they initiate interactions, how they avoid interactions, how they trust each other and how they fool each other, how they watch, listen and follow each other.

Then there is the secret theme. I want students to fall in love with talking to strangers, to do it more, and to make technology that creates more plentiful and meaningful interactions among strangers."
discovery  serendipity  interaction  darreno'donnell  thechildinthecity  publicspace  janejacobs  josephmassey  ireneebeattie  ervinggoffman  richardsennett  kurtiveson  cosmopolitanism  cities  nyc  gothamhandbook  sophiecalle  paulauster  relationalart  situationist  georgsimmel  rolandbarthes  strangers  2010  kiostark  collaboration  psychology  social  architecture  technology  culture  urban  urbanism  from delicious
march 2012 by robertogreco
Double Game by Sophie Calle
"Since, in Leviathan, Paul Auster took me as a subject, I imagined swapping roles and taking him as the author of my actions. I asked him to invent a fictive character which I would attempt to resemble."
paulauster  sophiecalle  writing  art 
september 2005 by thoughtwax

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