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?

Sousan Luqman

Foam board, copper wire, paper, 20x100cm

'Pitch' is an analysis of three speeches from three politicians at the onset of war. I have concentrated on rhetorical linguistic ploys used to inculcate certain emotive words and phrases in our minds. Their language blinds us and as a result we agree to the decisions made on our behalf unaware of their catastrophic outcomes.The words have undergone a tortuous process; examined, dissected and eventually pitched on copper wire. As part of a body of text, the words have strength in numbers, but now isolated, they are vulnerable, manipulated by the unpredictability of the wire.