The Dialogue, is a discourse—both live and pre-recorded—between the artists and scholars invited to discuss contemporary subjectivity. Questioning how can an image be infinite, a live dialogue based on Gorgias of Plato format is recorded on one long shot by a camera placed on a dolly track. The talk it is not prescripted, yet moderated while the camera is infinitely moving in an arc parallel to the oval table .
‘‘Taking contemporary technical images as our starting point we find two divergent trends. One moves forward towards of centraly programed totalitarian society of image receivers and image administrators and the other towards a dialogic telematic society of image producers and image collectors. Form our stand point both of these social structures are fantastic. Even thought the first presents a somewhat negative and the second a positive utopia. In any case we are still free at this point to challenge these boundaries. What we can no longer challenge is the dominance of technical images in this future society’’(part of Lalou’s intervation for ‘The Dialogue’)
Maria Lalou with Knut Åsdam, Andrew Fremont-Smith, Jennifer Uleman & Andreas Wimmer
at ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program - New York - 2018
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2019
Greek Film Archives-Athens,2019
LIMA-Media Art Platform-Amsterdam, 2020