The purpose of this paper is to analyze the use of artwork in creating a dialogue. We have analyzed the dialogue that takes place in the exhibition-tour of ‘Decolonizing Appearance’ taking place at ‘CAMP – Center for Art on Migration Politics’.
We chose to focus on the dialogue that takes place during the tour of the exhibition and the role the art pieces play in the creation of dialogue on the subject of migration politics.
We have done interviews with two guides and a participant of the tour. In addition to that we have used the ethnographic method of observing an exhibition tour. We also chose to analyze parts of the communicative material created by CAMP explaining the purpose of the art center and exhibition.
For analyzing the material mentioned above we have used theories on dialogue and visual methodology. We have used Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory on dialogue to get a theoretical view on dialogue, and in addition to that we have used a dialogical approach on communication presented by My Gaarde Andreasen and Jacob Fanth (among others). To analyze CAMP’s use of visual material, the artworks, in the creation of dialogue during the tours we have used Gillian Rose’s theory on using visual material in research.
Our analysis showed that the art work as a medium for creating dialogue, but it doesn’t affect the participants as strongly as the interpersonal connection that is created between the participants in the tour. Our analysis shows that to create a successful dialogue, it is important to allow the participants to speak freely. The success of the dialogue depends on the context of the individual tour and mix of participants, hence why it might be beneficial to CAMP to differentiate the way they initiate the dialogue.
|Uddannelser||Kommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||2 jan. 2018|
- Dialog, Kunst