Suite Vénitienne/Please follow me
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Suite Vénitienne/Please follow me

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Suite Vénitienne/Please follow me is a collaborative project created by Sophie Calle and Jean Baudrillard which is primarily concerned with the concept of tracing. The text is comprised of the juxtaposition of two very different works: an annotated photographic investigation and a scholarly analysis of that investigation. Together, the two texts both articulate and perform...more
Paperback, 86 pages
Published May 28th 1988 by Bay Press (WA) (first published 1983)
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Sophie Calle follows random stranger in the streets of Paris for several minutes, attempting to photograph him, but loses him several minutes later. The following evening, completely by chance, she is introduced to him at a party, during which he tells her he is taking a vacation to Venice. On a whim, she purchases a train ticket to Venice and proceeds to follow and photograph him surreptitiously in the streets of Venice, keeping careful documents on his movements. This book is comprised of thos...more
I studied this book in school and its one of the many intertwining influences which started me along a deep and abiding interest in security and privacy.

The book itself --for some reason--is incredibly expensive--something like $324 dollars US. I doubt I'll ever own it; even though I crave to.

Its so simple a concept; bold; clever..Calle's experiment was done before the advent of the modern problem of identity theft and 911; watchlists; companies buying and selling identities; nanny-state situat...more
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Sophie Calle followed a man she met at an art opening to Venice. She knew really only his name but was able to find him in Venice and shoot photographs of him, unbeknownst to him. This book and idea scare me, but I like how this book ends.
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Meghan Chiampa
Aug 19, 2008 Meghan Chiampa is currently reading it
a photo kind of memoir thing. real short. i read it at lunch or on the john.

a lady photog follows strangers around and takes pictures of them with trick lenses. awesumness ensues.
Rachel Miles
Artwork. Deeply impacting- influencing one's individual perspective on life.
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