.sophie calle .ludwig wittgenstein

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the world is all and that is the case

for months i followed strangers on the street

the world is the totality of facts, not things

for the pleasure of following them, not because they particularly interested me

the world is determined by facts, and their being all the facts

i photographed them without their knowledge, took notes of their movements, then finally lost sight of them and forgot them

for the totality of facts determines what is the case, and also what is not the case

at the end of 1980, on the streets of paris, i followed a man whom i lost sight of a few minutes later in the crowd

the facts in logical space are the world

that very evening, quite by chance, he was introduced to me at an opening

the world divides into facts

during the course of our conversation, he told me he was planning an immanent trip to venice

each item can be the case or not the case while everything else remains the same


a strange arrogance compels us not lonl to possess the other, but also to penetrate his secret, not only to be desired by him, but to be fatal to him, too. the sensuality of behind the scenes power, the art of making the other disappear. that requires an entire ritual. jean baudrillard. please follow me

sophie calle.suite veninienne.

ludwig wittgenstein.tractatus logico-philosophicus