Opposite the notion of Monologue, which in almost all editions is at least honest with itself and must therefore also... Read More
Opposite the notion of Monologue, which in almost all editions is at least honest with itself and must therefore also be coherent within itself (except when it comes to deliberate self-deception), stands Dialogue.
In my story, it is the description of a conversation between two or more persons. In writing, dialogue is usually indicated by quotation marks on separate lines (a new paragraph) and by other associated punctuation when it is a reference to the speaker before, between or after the first line of speech.
The invention of written dialogue in literature, especially in drama, is an extremely rewarding tool in the use of manipulative expression, the so-called dialogic language: "He wanted to reveal what he said, but also what he thought he said, what he hid, what others thought he meant, what they misunderstood, etc.".
(Eudora Welty, interview with Linda Kuehl.)
Picture "DIALOGUE II." is a stylized visual description of the same dramatic manipulativeness at higher political levels. One would expect a little more responsibility of conscience or consciousness from most of these actors involved. The outline of the costume design, the clothes worn by the actors and the set, which is packaging without substance, is merely a stage screen behind which they hide.
The empty suit (down jacket) hanging on the chair is a stylisation of irresponsibility in the signing of agreements made after long diplomatic dialogues.
I have chosen a representational painting for the art style, a partially inconsistent, expressive form design, which, as such, is, in my opinion, closest to the content of the narrative.