Monday, May 5, 2008

Sophie Calle

I love Sophie Calle's work. She manages to deal with personal crises and the small things that loom so large in all our lives. She was on the ABC Arts program yesterday...playful and serious all at once. The presenter talked about the way she dealt with memory and loss. It made me think again about my interest in the gun and the way that memorials list what is lost. I saw an article in the weekend Australian about the two women who had lost their legs in the London Bombings and the Air Garuda crash. They were both afraid of forgetting sensations like walking through sand. I wonder if it is loss that is so painful or the fear of forgetting what has gone, what we took for granted when we had it.

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