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Sophie Calle’s art of following and seduction

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Hand, Janet

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Abstract This paper considers a number of artworks by contemporary French artist Sophie Calle. The focus is on a number of these that have a ‘public’ aspect. Through Calle’s work, idioms of following, documenting, seduction and love are discussed, and artistic and representational dichotomies: documentation and action are critiqued. The essay contextualizes Calle’s art through its dynamic relationships with conceptual art generally and particularly work that involves following as a performance strategy. The possibility of love’s fabrication as a dramatic means of critical art practice and analytical writing are foregrounded through encounters with Jean Baudrillard’s writings on seduction and on Calle.
Document language English
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 463-484
Journal Cultural Geographies, 12 (2005) 4
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)