Hardcover, sewn bound
195 x 105 mm
This expanded edition of Sophie Calle’s 1994 classic features four new tales.
First published in French in 1994, quickly acclaimed as a photobook classic and since republished and enhanced, True Stories returns for the fifth time, gathering a series of short autobiographical texts and photos by acclaimed French artist Sophie Calle, this time with four new tales. Calle’s projects have frequently drawn on episodes from her own life, but this book–part visual memoir, part meditation on the resonances of photographs and belongings–is as close as she has come to producing an autobiography, albeit one highly poetical and fragmentary, as is characteristic of her work. The tales–never longer than a page–are by turns lighthearted, humorous, serious, dramatic or cruel. Each is accompanied by an image; each offers a fragment of life.
About the Artist
Sophie Calle (b. 9 October 1953) is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist. Calle’s work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is recognized for her detective-like tendency to follow strangers and investigate their private lives. Her photographic work often includes panels of text of her own writing.
About the Publisher
Actes Sud, founded in Southern France in 1978, has quickly established itself as a presence in the region with a strong graphic identity and translations of foreign texts. Today, Actes Sud distinguishes itself by pursuing the spirit of discovery and sharing, publishing a wide range of selections in literature, the humanities, theater, fine arts, comics, and cuisine.