SIGN IN with the concierge and you will be directed to Sophie's room: Suite 3A.
The Lowell Hotel is a small exclusive boutique hotel on the East side of Manhattan. I always wanted to peek inside and this was my excuse.
I said to the concierge, "We are here to see the art installation."
"Take the elevator to the third floor."
Suite 3A is a suite, which means it has a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen. Saturday morning proved a good time to go. The only other person in the room was a hotel employee, who acted as the "guard." At first glance the rooms were overwhelming: over 40 tableau accompanied by text.
I have included the narratives that accompany the vignettes I photographed.
... Each piece is a document of an event, of some kind of interaction in which Calle engages with the world in her unique way. She explores the boundaries of how we interact with one another and what is - and is not - socially acceptable behavior." Hannah Duguid
The Lowell Hotel and French Institute Alliance Francaise
Crossing the Line Festival