Dialogue is a performative installation by Mirka Sulander. It examines language as a unifying and separating force between humans and their surroundings.
In the installation, ONE, TWO PEOPLE SIT BACK TO BACK ON THE SAME CHAIR. THEY WATCH THE SAME FILM IN THE SAME ROOM BUT IN DIFFERENT TIMES AND FROM DIFFERENT POSITIONS. NOTHING CAN BE THE SAME.
Nothing can be the same
But still connected
They are meeting
– Not in the words that are not their own –
but in the spirits
And They are not only the people
Alienation is an illusion.
We are all part of a monologue.
Being different sounds. Changing.
Alienation is an illusion
Because the words so separate on the paper
1: Dialogues can become monologues when we concentrate only on what we say and feel and not on what is happening around us. People can become monologues.
2: We are affected by our surroundings, always responding to the world and sending impulses. Even our words are not existing in a vacuum but they are linked to traditions, experiences, histories…