For a dialogue to form, the process requires another. When another is presented the dialogue becomes a dichotomy. Do we adopt another persona according to who we are talking to and how genuine is that chat? Dialogue can be seen as an exchange but this exchange is not always equal or amicable, it can manifest into an emotional charge, disagreements, it may lead to conflicts, irrationality, fake romances, or jealous contingencies. Does dialogue hinder us or further us?
According to David Bohm, no one wins a dialogue; a dialogue is an exploratory process and does not work towards a goal. However, Mikhail Bakhtin held that relationships and connections exist among all living beings, and that dialogue creates a new understanding of a situation that demands change.
How to apply
Artists are invited to submit work which address or explore the theme of dialogue and its hidden meanings. The exhibition ‘Dialogues: A Fake Romance?’ will take place at the Elysium Gallery, South Wales in February 2010.
Please note that the submission process is free but if artists are selected they are required to pay a £20 administration fee.
To apply please send up to 3 jpeg images and a 50-100 word statement about how the work links to the theme to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions: 22th January 2010.
Diana Ali (Curator of ‘Dialogues: A fake romance?’)
Visual Artist & Curator, UK