Dialogue June 29, 2017 - October 31, 2017
About the Work
Dialogue is the eighth installation of the annual See Also program, which brings temporary works of art to the Eastman Reading garden at the Main Library.
Public space has always offered opportunities to encounter strangers, yet 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 in the highly public space of the Eastman Reading Garden. Through simple, small dialogues and moments of spontaneous interaction we can start to relate to one another and to speak with other members of the community who may hold opposing views to our own.
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.
Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster
How It Started
About See Also
See Also brings temporary works of art each summer to the Eastman Reading Garden at the Cleveland Public Library in downtown Cleveland. The program initiates creative, innovative, and thought-provoking works of art that add to the Library’s broad range of cultural programming. The term “see also” refers to an idea in library cataloging, which means “look here, but also look for related terms that cover similar topics.” Connecting a wide range of topics and ideas to one another through artwork helps strengthen the Library’s dedication to providing information, programs, and materials that are interactive, inclusive and engaging to the public.