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?

Vivian Pedley

'A Soho Romance'
Drawings 22x17 " (Series of 9)

A Soho Romance is a text driven series of images. The dialogue is assumed by a third party watching two people engage across a bar room. No words are spoken. However, the voyeuristic speculation of the viewer creates a storyline through nine moments of brief flirtation.