On the 16th April 1981 Sophie Calle was being followed by a private detective. Her mother had arranged this at the request of her daughter, although the detective was unaware of this arrangement. Calle proceeded to lead the detective around parts of Paris that were personally significant to her. In doing this she is reversing the position of the spectator. The photographic images and detailed chronicles of her daily life in the city were evidence of her existence.
Sophie Calle’s Suite Vénitienne por Stuart Morgan
Fuente: Frieze Magazine
‘For months I followed strangers in the street. For the pleasure of following them, not because they particularly interested me. I photographed them without their knowledge, took note of their movements, then finally lost sight of them and forgot them.