Work With Lack


Compelling article about Sophie Calle in Stella Magazine (Sunday Telegraph), whose work I admittedly was never really drawn to and found her stalking piece (Suite Venitienne, 1979) derivative of Acconci’s earlier Following Piece. Nevertheless, the article was quite intriguing, especially the notion that her art is largely based around absence: “I once tried to do a project about money and I couldn’t make it work at all. Then a friend said, ‘If I say money to you, what would you answer?’ I said, I’ve got some.’ And we went, ‘There you are—you can only work with lack.’” So that’s why everyone else is so obsessed.

Couldn’t find Stella article online but here are a few others:

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