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Take care of yourself: A view from a male perspective (series of performances) A view from a male perspective (series of performances)

Sophie Calle

Performance Biennale - BP.15, Argentina.

Performance Biennale - BP.15, Argentina.

Sophie Calle's exhibition Take care of yourself (Prenez soin de vous), was an installation made up of nearly a hundred interpretations by women, inspired by an e-mail received by the artist years ago, in which her partner at the time ended their romantic relationship. Within this framework, Maricel Álvarez premiered a series of performances that proposed a radical change of analytical perspective by focusing on the male standpoint.
What would men think of the possible reasons that have triggered the writing of this breakup email? In search of answers, the actress and director invited different Argentine artists and intellectuals to present their own conclusions from their fields of expertise.
The series, curated by Álvarez, proposed the subjective reading of the same material and was an invitation to reflect upon the influence of gender in the configuration of a point of view. Edgardo Cozarinsky (writer and filmmaker), Marcelo Delgado (composer), Emilio García Wehbi (visual artist, performer and theater director) Gustavo Lesgart (dancer and choreographer), Hugo Mujica (poet), Marcelo Percia (psychoanalyst and professor) and Diego Velázquez (actor) were in charge of dissecting each word and phrase written by Calle's ex, and somehow, to give testimony of the complexity of human relations.

Coproduced by Centro Cultural Kirchner - Argentine Ministry of Culture
Curated by Maricel Alvarez

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  • Title: Take care of yourself: A view from a male perspective (series of performances) A view from a male perspective (series of performances)
  • Creator: Sophie Calle
  • Date Created: 2015/2015
  • Location: Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Subject Keywords: Performance

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