Sophie Calle at the French Pavillion

Sophie Calle at the French Pavillion

Sophie Calle at the French Pavillion«Take care of yourself, 2007» is the work presented by Sophie Calle at the French Pavilion, of the Venice Biennale 2007.

An operation which is located halfway between the request for the interpretation of something that seems incomprehensible but is not, and the translation into diverse languages of the text.
At the same time, however, it is also located halfway between external observation, that which other people would do, and internal investigation, entirely revolving around the artist's own experience.
In an operation which has already become her trade mark, Sophie Calle is presenting, at the French Pavilion, the audacious concretitazion of a possibility, or rather, the investigation of all possibilities so as to avoid confronting the only plausible one: in an e-mail, the man she loved left her with the unexpected advice "Take care of yourself".
She found no other reply within herself, and so decided to follow this advice.

by Chiara Casarin
Tr. Maria Fasolo
:venews luglio 2007

«Take care of yourself, 2007» by Sophie Calle
French pavillion
Giardini della Biennale, Castello

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