Tuesday February 17, 2015

Wachtel On The Arts - Sophie Calle

French artist Sophie Calle poses during a press conference before the opening of her exhibition called 'Wall Stories' at the Modern Art Museum in Medellin, Colombia, 2012.

French artist Sophie Calle poses during a press conference before the opening of her exhibition called 'Wall Stories' at the Modern Art Museum in Medellin, Colombia, 2012. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Listen to Full Episode 53:59

Eleanor Wachtel speaks with French artist Sophie Calle, known for her detective-like explorations of life and love. She secretly followed a stranger to Venice, recording and photographing him. She asked 107 women to analyze a break-up letter she received. And recently she found Istanbul residents who had never seen the ocean, and drove them to the seaside to film the look in their eyes the moment after they encountered the water. Sophie Calle's work is now on show at Montreal's Museum of Contemporary Art.