Made by ceci

DIALOGUE
In the period of July until September 2019 ceci was a guest at sundaymorning@EKWC. We started from an empty
studio space, equipped with a metal shelf, a table and a chair and took turns in working, one after the other,
reading and reacting to each other’s contributions. While accumulating, adding, taking away material, the lines
between individual intervention and common dynamics got blurred.
Dialogue has its etymological roots in the two Greek words logos, meaning word and dia, meaning through. Our
experiment in dialogue was inspired by the writings of the American scientist David Bohm. Instead of with spoken
words we established a dialogue using material and objects.
The outcome of this workingperiod results in a sculpture that will be the starting point for future dialogues on different locations.
A journal with a series of photos taken during the working period in summer 2019.
www.ceciestunmagasindevetments.com

DIALOGUE (I)

Drawings by Laetitia Gendre that capture ceci’s dialogue while testing the sculpture.

www.laetitiagendre.com

"The dialogue, when one person says something, the other person does not in general respond with exactly the
same meaning as that seen by the first person. Rather, the meanings are only similar and not identical. Thus, when
the second person replies, the first person sees a difference between what he meant to say and what the other
person understood. On considering this difference, he may then be able to see something new, which is relevant
both, to his own views and to those of the other person. And so it can be back and forth, with the continual
emergence of a new content that is common to both participants. Thus, in dialogue, each person does not attempt
to make common certain ideas or items of information that are already known to him. Rather, it may be said that
they are making something in common, i.e., creating something new together.”
(On Dialogue, 1996, David Bohm)

This project was supported by 'Grensverleggers' Vlaams Nederlandshuis De Buren, Stichting van Achterbergh
Domhof

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