08 September - 27 October 2012
|© Sophie Calle|
"Voir la mer”, 2011 (détail / detail)
14 films, couleur, son, photographies / 14 films, color, sound, photographies
Directrice de la photographie / Director of photography : Caroline Champetier
Pour la dernière et pour la première fois
8 September – 27 October 2012
The new solo exhibition by Sophie Calle "Pour la dernière et pour la
première fois” will be presented at Galerie Perrotin, Paris from
September 8th to October 27th 2012. A set of 14 recent films entitled
"Voir la mer” (2011) and a new series "La Dernière Image” ("The Last
Image”) shot in 2010 in Istanbul will be displayed, alongside with older
photographs, "Aveugles” ("Blind”), 1986.
"La Dernière Image” ("The Last Image”), 2010
Photographs, texts, frames.
13 separated works
‘I went to Istanbul. I spoke to blind people, most of whom had lost
their sight suddenly. I asked them to describe the last thing they saw.’
"The Last Image”, realised in 2010 in Istanbul, once named the "city of
the blind”, gives voice to men and women who have lost their sight and
asks them to describe the last image they remember, their last memory of
the visible world.
"Voir la mer”, 2011
7 colour videos.
Director of photography : Caroline Champetier
‘I went to Istanbul, a city surrounded by water, I met people who had never seen the sea. I filmed their first time.’
In "Voir la mer” Sophie Calle has invited people from Istanbul, most of
whom coming from the interior of Turkey, to see the sea for the first
time, through the lens of Caroline Champetier’s camera.
For more than three decades, Sophie Calle, has made of her life -
especially the most intimate moments - her works, using all forms of
media (books, videos, photographs, performances...). She is now
considered as one of the most important artists of our time.
"Blind” has been published recently by Actes Sud and "Moi Aussi” has
been launched by Éditions 591 on the series "Rituel d’Anniversaire”.
The book issued by Xavier Barral extends the exhibition "Rachel,
Monique”, presented at the Palais de Tokyo in 2010 and at the Festival
d’Avignon in 2012 at Eglise des Célestins.