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  • In between Life and Death: Sophie Calle’s Rachel, Monique (2014)

    Jørgen Bruhn, Henriette Thune

    Chapter from the book: Petersson, S et al. 2018. The Power of the In-Between: Intermediality as a Tool for Aesthetic Analysis and Critical Reflection.


    This chapter is dedicated to Sophie Calle’s aesthetically rich and existentially moving art exhibition Rachel, Monique (2014), representing her mother’s death in 2006. Calle’s well-known dichotomies between private and public, random acts and aesthetic form are repeated in a new dichotomy between life and death, and the nuances in between these. The authors suggest a combination of some of the fundamental notions of intermedial studies combined with the aesthetic theory of Mikhail Bakhtin in order to grasp the exhibition and the experience of it.

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    Bruhn J. & Thune H. 2018. In between Life and Death: Sophie Calle’s Rachel, Monique (2014). In: Petersson, S et al (eds.), The Power of the In-Between. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16993/baq.b

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    Published on Sept. 27, 2018


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