Wednesday, October 9, 2013
"True Stories" by Sophie Calle
Odd enough this is my first entrance into the world of Sophie Calle. I have known of her work over many years, but never ever purchased or read her books. Till now, and I love "True Stories." Right now since I am working on a memoir project, I'm very much interested in how a subject matter looks at their life via writing. What impresses me is Calle's seeing her life or even her desires as a conceptual art work. So the visual element (one story and one image through out the book) is really strong, and also I love how she treats objects as fetishes or an entrance to a series of memories. Sometimes very Proust like, other times just kind of nasty sexy. It's all good to me!