When people who become collaborative encounters in a conversation has different identity, there is collectivity of experiences and perspectives. In this term, the conversation would have surprising consequences and the speakers contribute more to each other.
Like British artist Peter Dunn said in “Conversation Pieces: The Role of Dialogue in Socially-Engaged”: they are “context providers” rather than “content providers”, the individual speakers with unique identities develop a cross-cultural dialogue. In this way, “generative process that can help us speak and imagine beyond the limits of fixed identities and official discourse. The dialogue and conversation between our classmates of art and media practice is a good example for this, we all have different identities and backgrounds, we talk as artists and collaborators across boundaries of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or class.
“What unites this disparate network of artists and arts collectives are a series of provocative assumptions about the relationship between art and the broader social and political world, and about the kinds of knowledge that aesthetic experience is capable of producing.”
We collect knowledge from the comments on the same topic which made by people from various social and political world. That is a beneficial experience to get feedback which may beyond our imagination for art practice. Thus it is worth doing to develop our works based around communication and exchange.
“their legitimacy is not based on the universality of the knowledge produced through discursive interaction, but on the perceived universality of the process of discourse itself.”
The definition of “ collectivity in conversation” also means everyone is allowed to express his or her attitudes, desires and needs. “In this way we are led to see ourselves from the other’s point of view, and able to be more critical and self-aware about our own opinions. ” We are led to rethinking to see our views, and our identities, which may cause creative transformation.
Thus, the dialogical practices provide a sense of collectivity which means the participants can share insights and be open to the transformative effects of difference through dialogical exchange.