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?

Lucya Blu


"Simulacrum represents relationships' process with its most stereotyped mechanics, showing mis-comunications and discrepancies between genders as a mutual contamination of one another's personalities. Dialogue becomes a power struggle, in which the characters exercise authority upon each other by focusing on the target of their control. Whilst exchange may seam equal, the effects follow a pattern in which the subjects lose their monochromatic individuality to a forceful exchange of opinions in search for compromise".