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?

Zeev Parush

'Face to Face'
Staged Photography 70x50cm

Dialogues can turn some times into an emotional argument during which our role can change from being exposed to exposing each other feelings and thoughts.
In this work I use as a metaphor the painting "The Third of May 1808" by Francisco Goya, to portray this phenomenon.