la Photographie in Paris. A boxed set of seven books representing the
exhibited works, and bearing the same title, was published simultaneously
by Actes-Sud.5 The exhibition was itself the fruit of a kind of meta-project
inspired by the activities of Calle’s ﬁctional double, Maria Turner, the
eccentric character from PaulAuster’s novel, Leviathan (). Eight of
the component works of the exhibition correspond, as Calle herself puts it,
to rituals that Auster ‘borrowed’ from her to shape the character of Maria.
Calle also used the exhibition as an opportunity