Dialogues

Single-channel video,  2006


Dialogue is one of the most common types of social communication, in which systems of signs are used as the mediator. One of the classifications supposes a division of them into verbal and non-verbal communication, including body language, mimicry, visual contact and others. Dialogue can be done more laconically and expressively (without losing its semantic burden) if the systems of signs are divided and only one of them is used in the dialogue from each of the sides: either speech, gestures, or glance. Such an approach can be considered an attempt to create a new mechanism of social communication that reflects the trend towards minimalism that is peculiar to our time (though the purity of the experiment is ensured only on the screen).