Double Game #2020

Double Game Sophie Calle Paul Auster Double Game Double Game and The Gotham Handbook are together the first major publication in English on the work of French artist Sophie Calle yet this two volume set is in no way an ordinary monograph In fact

  • Title: Double Game
  • Author: Sophie Calle Paul Auster
  • ISBN: 9781900828062
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Double Game Sophie Calle Paul Auster Double Game and The Gotham Handbook are, together, the first major publication in English on the work of French artist Sophie Calle, yet this two volume set is in no way an ordinary monograph In fact, it takes the form of a double jeu, a double game , between the work of Sophie Calle and the fiction of Paul Auster In his 1992 novel Leviathan, Auster based aspects of hisDouble Game and The Gotham Handbook are, together, the first major publication in English on the work of French artist Sophie Calle, yet this two volume set is in no way an ordinary monograph In fact, it takes the form of a double jeu, a double game , between the work of Sophie Calle and the fiction of Paul Auster In his 1992 novel Leviathan, Auster based aspects of his fictional artist Maria on Sophie Calle, and thanks her for allowing to mingle fact with fiction In the opening chapters of Double Game, Calle reverses this premise and lives out elements of Maria s story to combine reality and fiction in her own way In further chapters of Volume One, Calle uses passages from Leviathan as a pretext for a retrospective of her own installations and other works from the last twenty years In response to the novelist s borrowings from her own life, Calle asked Auster to write a fiction which she could live The result is Volume Two, The Gotham Handbook instructions by Auster on how to live for one week in Manhattan, and Calle s diary of that week as she lived it.
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    1. I was immediately drawn to Maria Turner when I read Leviathan by Auster I was drawn to the way she sought out aesthetic experiences in every day life for its own sake, whereby the product is secondary to the experience, the concept Maria Turner captivated me, and I frequently found myself thinking about her To discover that she was inspired by a real person excited me immensely, and as I looked up details about Sophie Calle I was absolutely stunned and electrified to discover Double Game That Ma [...]

    2. While I can appreciate the concept of Sophie Calle s art, I found the book representing it to be tedious Her written accounts of her daily activities are dry and impersonal except for when she s following Henri B At that point she does include her feelings or imagined feelings of Henri, which border on psychosis, not something that appeals to me as artistic The detective s writings about her movements were appealing and much less mind numbing I would much rather see her photographs or photos of [...]

    3. What this book is for me the prequel to Enrique Vila Matas Because She Never Asked before reading that I had never heard of Sophie Calle and scarcely knew anything about Paul Auster other than that he is a writer of books after reading it I went out and bought Double Game a female stalker s, gift hoarder s and phone booth vandalist s inventory list an engaged and meticulous record of living from an outsider s perspective a performance artist s portfolio a living retaliation to fictionalization a [...]

    4. This woman s great She does weird stuff that only women can get away with and calls it Art You try stealing a man s address book and following him around Paris while taking pictures of his every move Ever had a random dude write you to say he needs to sleep in your bed in order to get over his ex girlfriend How about shipping him your bed across the world on loan, like our friend Sophie did My personal fav is a die set in a ring box to replace a man who used to make decisions for her A constant [...]

    5. Absolutely fascinating This book is broken into three parts I got it solely for the third part called The Gotham Handbook The Gotham Handbook is a true account in whichPaul Auster writes instructions for Sophie to follow for a week in New York, subtitled Personal Instructions for S.C on How to Improve Life in New York City These instructions include the following Smiling Smile when the situation doesn t call for it Smile when you re feeling angry, when you re feeling miserable, when you re feeli [...]

    6. the cross between fiction and reality and the interest in the most mundane details of personal lives is inspiring but i can t help thinking if this is art , this art is somewhat voyeuristic and narcissistic, and it s material basis is exclusionary Only rich kids can afford to practice art like this if this is the kind of art that is discussed AND deem great in art schools, i wonder what art students would feel ok and entitled to do nowadaysd i don t think non white and or male artists can do the [...]

    7. I came across Sophie Calle completely unexpectedly when Shea la drove us to Mass Moca to see her exhibit there Now despite the fact that there were all sorts of big old Joseph Beuys and Mona Hatoum pieces up, and all sorts of other things I was and I guess, for that matter, still am wild about, I pretty much spent the entire afternoon looking at these photographs I don t think I had spent that much time with a work at a museum gallery since the bigRobert Gober solo show at the LA MOCA with the w [...]

    8. One of the best things about my day job is the library at the school where I work No it is the best thing about my day job All the books I want to read are there So I went to the laundromat yesterday and began reading I think the laundry is the perfect setting to discover this book I read about Calle s adventures in Venice, following people, entering strangers lives, them entering yourswhile I sit watching a man fold his tight whiteys as I prepare to gently fold my not fully dry silk undies is p [...]

    9. The work of this artist took my attention because a friend of mine told me about it and since then it fascinates me The sensitivity of her work and this double game with fact and fiction Also I like how she makes something special while at first and second sight it isn t Plus, the book is a beauty

    10. Sophie Calle influenced Paul Auster to create a character based on her bizarre brand of art life performance following dressing strangers, She then takes her Auster embellished character Maria to task repeating her actions like eating monochromatic meals and sharing the documentation from the original and the fictional turned real in a scintillating format.

    11. This was a gift from my 2012 Birthday Club that I just got around to reading now It s a beautiful edition of an interesting art project I have mistakenly kept it shelved originally in fiction will have to find space for it on my non fiction shelves It s of a well documented art project inspired by fiction that was inspired by non fiction than anything else.

    12. This book is the documentation of several pieces of performance art I will never leave anything unlocked in a hotel room ever again I have an urge to follow strangers through Venice I am wary of people who smile at me now Overall, I s say the book is a success.

    13. What was once a larger, 365 dollar art book is now a much smaller, diary sized hardcover Sophie Calle responds to Paul Auster s character Maria, a version of herself he created in his novel Leviathan.

    14. This was my initial introduction to Sophie Calle People who are into reading about other wacky people will get a kick out of this The photos in this book give it a boost to stay on the coffee table and not to shelve it away.

    15. There s some cool shit in there for sure, but there s an air of snobbery or something I m not super cool with too.

    16. This book consists of 13 chapters and five of them are devoted to voyeurism It is bad enough that Sophie went through other people s possessions, let alone made an art exhibit out of their lives.

    17. this book was my manual for a few years following people levaing gifts in phone booths she is a genius.

    18. Sophie Calle is a rock star to me She is also a character in a Paul Auster novel they are friends Adore her work.

    19. This book really blurred the lines between literature, art, photography and espionage It was expertly laid out and original.

    20. curious so farher life art is my fantasymething i d never actually do, most people wouldn t but i find it amazing that she does might inspire me to experimentm

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