Take Care of Yourself

Take Care of Yourself

(Includes 4 free DVDs)
  1. Sophie Calle
  • ISBN 9782742768936
  • 29.50 x 21.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 420pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2007
  • Distributed on behalf of Actes Sud

‘I received an email telling me it was over. I didn’t know how to respond. It was as if it wasn’t meant for me. It ended with the words: "Take Care of Yourself". I took this recommendation literally. I asked a hundred and two women, chosen for their profession, to interpret the letter in their professional capacity. To analyse it, provide a commentary on it, act it, dance it, sing it. Dissect it. Squeeze it dry. Understand for me. Answer for me. It was a way to take the time to break up. At my own pace. A way to take care of myself.’

This superbly designed book accompanied Sophie Calle’s exhibition in the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2007. It comprises three books – one main volume, two smaller inside that – and four accompanying DVDs

Includes 107 interpretations by a range of successful female professionals, from leading actors and dancers to physicists, psychoanalysts and lawyers.

Sophie Calle was born in Paris in 1953. She is the author and creator of many books, including Exquisite Pain and Appointment, both published by Thames & Hudson.