Sophie Calle at Galerie Perrotin
‘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.’ ‘I went to Istanbul, a city surrounded by water, I met people who had never seen the sea. I filmed their first time.’ The new solo exhibition by Sophie Calle “Pour la dernière et pour la première fois” presents a new series of photographs ‘La Dernière Image’ (The Last Image) shot in 2010 in Istanbul and a series of 10 films from the set entitled ‘Voir la mer’ (See the sea) (2011). ‘The Last Image’ 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. In ‘Voir la mer’ Sophie Calle has invited people from Istanbul, most of whom come from the interior of Turkey, to see the sea for the first time, through the lens of Caroline Champetier’s camera.
Until 27 Oct. Tue-Sat, 10am-7pm.
Galerie Perrotin, 76 rue du Turenne, 3rd. M° St-Sebastien Froissart. www.perrotin.com/