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Sophie Calle


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Wikipedia* Sophie Calle (born 1953), is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle's work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is recognized for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives. Her photographic work often includes panels of text of her own writing.
Calle is known largely for works combining texts and photographic images in a cool presentational style;
In order to execute her project The Hotel (1981), she was hired as a chambermaid at a hotel in Venice where she was able to explore the writings and objects of the hotel guests. Insight into her process and its resulting aesthetic can be gained through her account of this project: "I spent one year to find the hotel, I spent three months going through the text and writing it, I spent three months going through the photographs, and I spent one day deciding it would be this size and this frame...it's the last thought in the process."

Official Site: http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/artnow/sophiecalle/default.shtm
Other site: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/jun/16/artnews.art
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