Voir la mer
The Galerie Perrotin presents the new solo exhibition of Sophie Calle Pour la dernière et pour la première fois. A set of 14 recent films entitled Voir la mer (2011) and a new series La Dernière Image [The Last Image] shot in 2010 in Istanbul , both were presented at the Rencontres d’Arles this summer, along older photographs, Aveugles [Blind], 1986.
« Voir la mer », 2011 – 14 films
« I went to Istanbul, a city surrounded by water, I met people who had never seen the sea. I filmed their first time. »
In Voir la mer Sophie Calle invited people in Istanbul, most of whom came from the interior of Turkey, to see the sea for the first time, through the lens of Caroline Champetier’s camera.
« La Dernière Image », 2010 - Photographs, texts, frames.
« 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. »
The Last Image, realised in 2010 in Istanbul, once named the “city of the blind”, 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.
76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France
Du 8 septembre au 27 octobre 2012
Novembre, 2011 / 21 x 29,7 / 166 pages
Translation : Charles PENWARDEN