The inspirational public art project Dialogue is now
appearing in popular public locations throughout
the United States. If you are interested in bringing Dialogue and/or
our feature documentary to your community, please review our sponsorship page. Join us on Google+ and share what inspires you in our Inspirational Quotes, Arts & Ideas community.
Dialogue is EvolveArts' newest public art installation consisting
of ten, 7 X 8 foot free-standing screens covered with thousands of
inspiring, insightful quotations from people
throughout history. The eighteen main themes addressed are:
In addition to the quotations, many screens are also
adorned with expressive lifecast faces emerging from their surfaces,
contributing to a powerful, intimate experience
for the viewer. Completing this compelling installation are Jerri, Brio and Guy -- striking
life-like statues dressed in hundreds of quotations submitted by viewers.
Anyone can become part of Dialogue's ongoing wisdom
project. A table with blank books on it allow
viewers to write their own insights for others to read.
Selected quotations gleaned from the books -- and submitted at this Web site -- have
been published in the third edition Dialogue book and also added
to the statues as the project tours so viewers can read what people in previous cities wrote.
There is no attempt to make a particular view prevail in
Dialogue. New understanding and appreciation emerge instead.
People engage in meaningful conversation and personal reflection to advance
the creative process of living. During a dialogue, defensiveness and
division dissipate and transform into empathy, fellowship and
Dialogue intercepts and engages people during their regular
routines in order to challenge and inspire viewers to reflect on social issues, gain new personal insights and enjoy public art.
Dialogue is installed in busy metropolitan areas such as public squares, parks, tourist
attractions and other highly trafficked areas. The screens have reached an
audience of over 200,000 people in person and millions more via mass media.
An award winning documentary about creating the project and taking it around the country has been released on DVD after having a limited theatrical release and community screenings.
Dialogue has been created as a public service to:
- Generate personal inspiration and reflection
- Enliven our public spaces
- Promote literacy and education awareness
- Create new avenues and audiences for public art
- Provide the mass media with a positive, inspirational story
- Help advance communication between people of diverse backgrounds
- Spark meaningful, deep conversations among viewers