This living installation offered men and women who desired it, a meeting with a call girl and the benefit of a 30 minutes tête-à-tête with her. Two major limitations defined the nature of the proposed exchange, one founded on the nature of the service (respecting the “100% talk” format), the other on the context of the encounter (the official, public space of the Canadian Cultural Centre). If Nadine Norman seeks to confront the visitor with the expectations he or she has in relation to a woman, to the female as an object of sexual fantasy, to an unusual situation where the representation reverses the roles by placing the visitor in the position of examinee, she seeks just as much, perhaps even more profoundly, to confront him or her with an experience of time.
Year of publication : march 2000
17×19 cm , 124 pages
Selling price : 21,5 €. Text in French and English.
Exhibition dates :
from December 17, 1999 to February 29, 2000.
Essays by Bernard Comment: “Happy as Ulysses…(Or: 3615.Ulysses);
by Catherine Bédard: “The Call Girl Effect”;
and by Nathalie Giraudeau: “Index.html”.
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Call Girl 01 44 43 21 65
Centre Culturel Canadien (Invalides)
December 17th, 1999 - February 29th, 2000
10:00 - 18:00
Le Centre culturel canadien est heureux de présenter linstallation/performance Call Girl 01 44 43 21 65 conçue par lartiste canadienne Nadine Norman. En réponse à lindustrie (sexuelle, érotique ou sentimentale) développée par les agences de rencontres, loeuvre de Nadine Norman...