Sophie Calle: Double Game
Sophie Calle: Double Game
Sophie Calle: Double Game
Sophie Calle: Double Game
Sophie Calle: Double Game
Sophie Calle: Double Game
Sophie Calle: Double Game

Sophie Calle: Double Game

  • Publish Date: 2013-11-30
  • Binding: Hardcover
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Double Game was the first major publication in English by French artist Sophie Calle (born 1953), and is her bestselling title to date. It takes the form of a double jeu or double game between the work of Sophie Calle and the fiction of Paul Auster. The story begins with Maria, a fictional character in Paul Austers novel, Leviathan. Most of the fictional Marias works are, in fact, based on those of the real-life Sophie Calle. The first section of Double Game features Calles representations of the fictional Marias works. We see the pieces both as theyre described in their fictional context and as Calles own interpretation of the descriptions from Paul Austers novel. In the second section, the story delves deeper into Calles world, with a sequence of Calles seminal narrative and abstract works in texts and images that were in turn appropriated by the fictional Maria in Leviathan. The third section of Double Game switches the focus back to Marias original creator, Paul Auster, who takes Calle as his subject, formulating for her the Gotham Handbook, which offers personalized instructions for the artist on How to Improve Life in New York City. This is the British edition of the 2007 reprint.

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