« My name is Sophie Calle
You are standing in my phone booth
Only I know the number
I will dial it from time to time
But completely out of the blue
Hoping that someone will answer. »
These lines are engraved on a phone booth perched on the Garigliano Bridge. Sophie Calle, the French artist and mind blower, got her inspiration when hearing about another booth planted in the middle of the desert and attracting endless crowds. So the lady just calls whenever she feels like it. And the phone rings until some passerby answers it and starts a conversation with her, about anything, which may last a few seconds or hours.
Don’t hang up. It could be for you. Well, maybe.
Sophie Calle’s phone booth,
Under the flower shaped sculptur on the Garigliano Bridge, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. Metro Balard