I received an email telling me it was over.
I didn’t know how to respond.
It was almost as if it hadn’t been meant for me.
It ended with the words, “Take care of yourself.”
And so I did.
I asked 107 women (including two made from wood and one with feathers),
chosen for their profession or skills, to interpret this letter.
To analyze it, comment on it, dance it, sing it.
Dissect it. Exhaust it. Understand it for me.
Answer for me.
It was a way of taking the time to break up.
A way of taking care of myself.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey (MACO) is currently presenting the piece Take Care of Yourself, by the conceptual artist Sophie Calle, internationally recognized for using her own life to create her works, and for implementing provocative and sometimes controversial methods, to explore human relationships. Take Care of Yourself was first presented at the Venice Biennale in 2007. In this project, Sophie Calle sought the interpretation of 107 women (with different professions) on an e-mail, in which her partner was terminated their relationship, ending with the phrase in the title of the work: Take care of yourself.
Source and images: ©Sophie Calle and @MARCO