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?

Charlie Hurcombe

‘Something, Someplace #1 to #81’
Continuous 35mm Slide Projection

‘Something, Someplace #1 to #81’ is a suitably vague and reticent title for an artwork which consists of images brought about through the combined use of two distinctly different forms of visual language; generic linear drawing and photography. Within each of the 81 35mm slides presented a range of opposing conditions are established. The impersonal sculptural drawn object is apparently out of place within the once personal yet now anonymous and discarded junk shop sourced 35mm slide. Any original narrative has been replaced with something seemingly impossible yet readily visible and present, both threatening and humorous whilst being intimate yet ultimately remaining