Public space offers opportunities to encounter strangers. While we may occupy a common space, our experiences often remain solitary. Between the current political climate and the echo-chambers of our worldviews created by social media, the need for shared physical experiences is paramount and Dialogue offers a spark to start them. The circle of interlaced sound tubes is a social infrastructure that aims to create conversations ranging in length and seriousness, and connecting individuals through simple, small dialogues and moments of spontaneous interaction.
Dialogue was conceived by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, Canadian artists and designers based in Buffalo, NY. Working together in a broad range of media they endeavor to create spaces, objects and situations that interrupt the ordinary in a critically engaging and playful way.
Dialogue is the eighth annual installation of See Also, a collaborative effort between Cleveland Public Library and LAND studio to bring temporary works of art to the Eastman Reading Garden at Main Library. See Also is funded through an endowment established by the late Lockwood Thompson, a trustee of the Library and avid art collector.
This project would not be possible without amazing partnerships. Thank you to the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, Cleveland Public Library, and Republic Anode Fabricators.