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Télérama - France | 30/05/2007

Sophie Calle artistic remedy for break-up blues

As the multi media artist Sophie Calle prepares to represent France at the Venice Biennale this summer, the journalists Erwan Desplanques and Virginie Félix have interviewed her about her work. She will be presenting a work inspired by a recent separation. "Two years ago, I received a letter breaking off a relationship I was in. I had already noticed that playing with events in my life helped me to take a step back and adapt to painful situations. So I reclaimed the letter and it worked, the artistic project soon replaced the pining. I got so excited about the idea that I was almost afraid the man might come back. Thus, for the Biennale, I asked women to interpret the letter according to their profession. The proof-reader corrects spelling mistakes, the cruciverbalist creates a cross-word grid, the criminologist draws up a facial composite."

Le Monde - France | 27/06/2006

Safeguard the spirit of 'Liberation'

A long list of prominent figures, including Jean-Pierre Azema, Enki Bilal, Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Jeanne Moreau and Jean Nouvel, sign a joint appeal in defence of the daily Liberation newspaper in Le Monde's edition dated Tuesday, June 27. Liberation's director and co-founder, Serge July, has been shown the exit by the paper's main shareholder, Edouard de Rothschild. "What a newspaper! You may not share its ideas, its ironies may grate on your nerves, you may take issue with its positions or, on the contrary, hail its insolence - but how can you remain indifferent to its present plight? ... Though of differing sensibilities, backgrounds and schools of thought, we nonetheless wanted to express our collective concern. 'Liberation', by its tone, its commitments and its excess, occupies an essential place as a forum for democratic debate in France. ... It is a daily that demonstrated a spirit of resistance, when this was necessary."

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