Publisher Note

I left Japan on October 25, 1984 without knowing that this date would mark the beginning of a ninety-two day countdown which was going to culminate in a rupture, banal, but which I had experienced then as the moment most painful of my life. I held this trip responsible. Back in France, on January 28, 1985, I chose, by conjuration, to tell my suffering rather than my journey. In return, I asked my interlocutors, friends or chance encounters: “When did you suffer the most? This exchange would cease when I would have exhausted my own story by telling it, or put my pain in perspective in the face of that of others.

Artists’ Book

Douleur Exquise

by Sophie Calle

Release Place Arles, France
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2003
Artist: Sophie Calle
ISBN-13: 9782742745130
Methods Photography, Writings
Language French
Dimensions 19.7 × 10.7 × 3.0 cm
Pages 284
Technique Offset