Introduction to Fall 2018: Dialogue

Introduction to Fall 2018: Dialogue

Dialogue This issue shares the response to our call for dialogue. The contributors give examples of artists engaged in a conversation with a place, with their own thoughts, through time, or in response to the work and stories of another. It was an opportunity to...
MOTHER TONGUE — Mary Bernstein

MOTHER TONGUE — Mary Bernstein

MOTHER TONGUE ‘Real dialogue is where two or more people become willing to suspend their certainty in each other’s presence.’   David Bohm Mother Tongue is a community visual Dialogue which I started with a partner Terry Rumble in the early nineties. This visual...
Touch Me, by Katy Kelleher

Touch Me, by Katy Kelleher

Katy Kelleher was invited to write an essay for the Maine Arts Journal, having experienced, on the front line, a Dialogue break-down on a social media forum. As a writer she has much to offer the visual arts by thinking in an original way. She has written a piece for...
Greta Bank: Our Digital Dialogue

Greta Bank: Our Digital Dialogue

 I’ve recently been reading the book ‘A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things’ by Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore (University of California Press, 2017).  This is a fantastic summary of the way capitalism created the ecology that we are currently lost in. I hope you...
Kyle Patnaude: Utter Silence

Kyle Patnaude: Utter Silence

When we speak today of initiating dialogue, what we achieve more than not is diatribe. Entrenched speakers compete against another without genuine exchange of thought. Yet it’s diversity of thought that makes us human, not solipsism. Sincere communication is...