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?

Kristina McDermott

‘I Am Your Outside’

∞ + ∞ + ∞

In this collection of work Kristina explores aspects of interpretation and communication. She sets up interactive installations and organises collaborative projects that invite viewers to respond to an image or scene, allowing for a subject to be viewed from multiple perspectives.

In ‘I Am Your Outside’ participants were invited to write a response to the work and then attached it to the installation until the structure was entirely covered and the scene inside no longer visible, allowing new viewers to see only other people’s interpretations of what existed inside.

In ‘Say What You See’ over 100 people from an area in North London were invited to write a response to a collection of 12 drawings. Responses were then collated into 12 books and exhibited in the local area, allowing for the full range of responses to be viewed and compared.