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?

Liam Herne

'You Know....'

'You Know....' links to the theme of irrational dialogue and the contrasting points of view that can be carried by one person. The video contains video footage and photos of myself making an experimental art work exploring perspective and narrative in the middle of a field. However the sound on the piece is myself talking inside my head questioning the purpose of what I’m doing and my ability as an artist. I wanted to reflect the feeling of inadequacy and uselessness that I’m sure creeps up in an artists mind when he or she is making a piece of work.