Sophie Calle


‘The Sleepers’ (1979) by Sophie Calle.

In 1979, Sophie Calle asked several (23) persons, friends, strangers, neighbors, to come and spend eight hours in her bed in order to keep this bed occupied twenty-four hours a day. These people had to accept to be photographed and to answer some questions. She took photographs of the sleepers and noted the important elements of these short meetings: subjects of discussion, positions of the sleepers, their movements during their sleep, the detailed menu of their breakfast she was preparing for them.



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  1. By Mientras dormimos | BLOG on June 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    […] y créditos de las imágenes, de arriba abajo: 1. Sophie Calle, The Sleepers 1979 | 2. Ted Spagna, The Slippers Rizzoli | 3. Nick Knight, Sleepers, Showstudio, 2001 | 4. Sophie […]

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  3. By Artist Research: Sophie Calle | laurenhollowday on March 15, 2016 at 7:22 am

    […] I have been looking at the disconcerting practise of Sophie Calle as inspiration towards my own studio project. I am particularly interested in her work with voyeurism and the artist/spectator dynamic, for example The Detective and stalking works which have parallels with Vito Acconci’s Following Piece, as well as her use of the photographic document to ‘prove’ her activities. Examples include The Hotel, Room 47 and The Sleepers. […]

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