THE RHETORICS OF DIALOGUE
"It was only when I heard how you understood me that I knew
what I had said." Oswald Wiener
Blackmarkets are based on the concept of dialogue, as a "flowing
through meaning". At the Blackmarket knowledge is not given
as a lecture, but told as a story. Knowledge is not information
that can be called up, but a matter to be negotiated between the
client and the expert in the act of communication. This also means
dealing with knowledge as lies, as simulation, as promises, as betrayal,
as a paralinguistic phenomena and as silence. What counts here is
not what one knows, but how one knows and how one can pass it on.
Complex yet charming exchanges take place between expert and client
in order to keep the process of informing, communicating and understanding
in motion, and to help it succeed.
Seven experts will reflect on their different professions and how
the dialogue is a constitutive element of their working process.
Head of School and Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University
of Manchester. He has published 15 books and has been the resident
psychologist on all seven "Big Brother" series.
1. The gestures in a dialogue: talking with hands
2. The role of silence in a dialogue
Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Bangor. His
most recent book "Madness Explained" (2003) received the
British Psychological Society Book Award.
Dialogues with people who are not there: The nature of auditory
Speech and Language Therapist, researching and teaching at the University
How to talk to someone who can't: Communicating with people after
Detective Superintendent and part of Liverpool Police Force's Major
Incident Team, accredited Senior Investigative Officer.
Theory and practice of interviewing witnesses and suspects involved
in major crime
Child Psychiatrist in community multidisciplinary service and lead
of school based mental health service for refugee children, Liverpool.
Dialogues with children in impossible situations: What is it
like to be a refugee?
Broadcaster on BBC Radio Merseyside since the early 1970s.
How to talk to people you can't see: Dynamics of the radio phone-in
Artist whose work addresses aspects of language in her installations,
sound and video works. "My focus is on communication and the
roles of speech and language in performing and de?ning it. Working
with speech as a sculptural material opens out dimensions of space,
body, sound, architecture, thought and language of the voice".
Languages and their borders, shibboleths and other vehicles and
obstacles in the process of communication. With reference to her
work and in particular the aphasic dialogue
see also Encyclopedia
(Installation with 50 Experts) and Shadow
Play for a Dialogue Duo