“The Fertile Mind of Sophie Calle” by Mary Kaye Schilling / The New York Times Style Mag

“She is smiling broadly and caressing her stomach. Judging by its shape and size, she’s eight months pregnant. Calle is 63, so this is surprising. On the other hand, given her affection for the flagrantly absurd, it is not surprising at all. After we exchange kisses, she ushers me in, explaining that she has turned the photo shoot for this story into an opportunity to fulfill a project she never got around to: giving birth to her beloved cat, Souris (“Mouse”), who died three years ago. This makes sense: Calle’s work is famously first person; why not manipulate this situation into a piece of art?”

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