Image: Mladen Hrvanovic

Image: Mladen Hrvanovic


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? 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.

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?

Carlos Franklin

'Good French Bad Spoken' 'Making the Task, Not Taking Care of the State'

The first one is GOOD FRENCH BAD SPOKEN (film 16mm - screening version in digital betacam or dvd, b/w, stereo, 12 min, french english subtitled), an experimental documentary about people learning french. Three subjects tell their stories produced during their introduction french language starge. We can see the process of that stage, and the way language allows meeting a new culture. The second one is MAKING THE TASK, NOT TAKING CARE OF THE STATE (vidéo mini dv - screening version in dvd or mini dv, stereo, colour, 6 minutes, french, no subtitles). This one shows a subject (myself) doing the phonetics and writtings exercices used to make in french classes. That subject drinks alcohol at the same time untill the drunkness and the total incomprehension. You can see those videos in the website