Introduction: Critical Communities and Aesthetic Practices

  • Francis Halsall
  • Julia Jansen
  • Sinéad Murphy
Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 64)


At the 2007 Venice Biennale, Sophie Calle filled the French Pavillon with responses, by more than 100 women, to a personal letter that had originally been addressed to her; an email, to be precise, with which a boyfriend informed her that he would leave her. ‘Take care of yourself,’ the email ends. This phrase became the title for the piece in which each participating woman responded to the email in her individual way and according to her profession.


Historical Condition Aesthetic Experience Philosophical Interest Critical Community Career Pressure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National College of Art and DesignDublinIreland
  2. 2.School of Sociology and PhilosophyUniversity College CorkCorkIreland
  3. 3.Philosophical StudiesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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