Meeting Points

The space between meeting points.

Left to right:

Hyperbolic Object U2/2018 I2: carbonized aluminum

Stillness: mixed media

Earth: cement

 

 

To man the world is twofold, in accordance with his twofold attitude.

The attitude of man is twofold, in accordance with the twofold nature of the primary words which he speaks.

The primary words are not isolated words, but combined words.

The one primary word is the combination I — Thou,

The other primary word is the combination I — It, wherein, with out a change in the primary word, one of the word s He and She can replace It .

Hence the I of man is also twofold.

For the I of the primary word I — Thou is a different I from that of the primary word I – It.

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Primary words do not signify things, but they intimate relations.

Primary words do not describ e something that might exist inde pendently of the m, but being spok en they bring about existence.

Primary words are spoken from the being.

If Thou is said, the I of the combination I — Thou is said along with it.

If It is said, the I of the combination I — It is said along with it.

The primary word I — Thou can only be spoken with the whole being. The primary word I — It can never be spoken with the whole being.

-Martin Buber

 

 

 

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