Sophie Calle: The Hotel (Hardcover)

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By Sophie Calle (Artist)
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In 1981 Sophie Calle took a temporary job as a maid in a Hotel in Venice and documented the contents of each guests’ room, photographing their rumpled sheets, discarded clothing, and trash, eavesdropping and meticulously recording their conversations. This book serves as a voyeuristic portrait of the personal and private lives of those she cleaned up after and spied on. The text captions the photographs, narrating the mundane secrecy of unknown lives. To read this gorgeous new English edition is to participate in her undercover investigation 40 years later, in conversation with the contemporary concerns of police surveillance and the borders between privacy and performance. 

— Angelina

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938221293
ISBN-10: 193822129X
Publisher: Siglio Press
Publication Date: December 7th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English