Dialogue is a performance.

 

It involves two or more components that communicate with each other in a not necessarily verbal manner.

 

Dialogue can have an either external or internal manifestation.

 

In other words: it can happen directly between two or more components, which independently interact with each other; or indirectly, between multiple components by means of an outsider. The latter is a facilitator whose interpretation initiates, develops and controls a conversation.

 

One of the main processes occurring in dialogue is translation, i.e. an exchange of perspectives.

 

When considering dialogical translation in relation to source material or medium, a fundamental thing to acknowledge is the reaction arising from the encounter of these elements. As in a sort of chain effect, each source material or medium involved in the performance produces, challenges and changes the original content of the message, which comes to be altered in its form, nature and structure.

 

Like in a Chinese whisper.

 

Dialogue is a performance;

 

and its sound is infinite.