The Breasts, 2001
Voyage en Californie, 2003
Artist and photographer Sophie Calle plays with identity, vulnerability, and intimacy. In her work she often reflects on her own history, memories, and experiences with an ironic twist. In ‘The Breasts’ she supports her breasts which, after she had been ‘flat’ throughout her youth, suddenly became bigger as she was approaching the age of forty. A miracle that she attributes to twenty years of sighs and dreams. ‘Voyage en Californie’ tells the story of her unmade bed which crossed the ocean to help an admirer get over his heartbreak. By taking his wish to spend time in her bed literally, she offered him an unexpected kind of intimacy.