AIR THAT WHICH BRINGS US TOGETHER AND SEPARATES US. WHICH UNITES US AND LEAVES A SPACE FOR US BETWEEN US. IN WHICH WE LOVE EACH OTHER BUT WHICH ALSO BELONGS TO THE EARTH. WHICH AT TIMES WE SHARE. AIR, THE PLACE IN WHICH TO DWELL. OUR PASSAGE FROM THE NEAREST TO THE FARTHEST. AIR, THE FUTURE AND RETURN IN WHICH WE BECOME WITHOUT EVER BEING ABLE TO STOP OURSELVES.
(Luce Irigaray ”I love to you” Sketch for a possible felicity in history. Routledge 1996. ISBN 0-415-90733-0)
Thus, the dimension that essentially makes us human is the space between I and Thou, which neither party is totally in control of, but which is given life only through dialogue (Illman 2010: 27). In my interpretation, Buber’s realm of the between can be meaningfully illuminated by the concept of the third space, introduced by Homi K. Bhabha. The third space is a location necessary for the production of meaning. (Ruth Ilman “Artists in dialogue”, 2011)
see also: Art and Belief, Ruth Ilman, Equinox 2012