How can I describe the perceptual experience of Between You and ME.

Starting with the condition which exists in the situation Between You and ME and the philosophical framework I am using as an analogy for this in Merleau-ponty’s experiential perceptual phenomenon of “being” and “being in the world” though the observation of oneself and “other”

Literary exploration. Forming a visual language.

  • Chiastic
    • A literary device that presents a series of ideas, and then repeats them in opposite order.
    • (Philosophically) Chiasm – to be both the perceiving object and subject of perception in a constant oscillation
    • At once fusion and distance – our relationship with “Other”
    • dehiscence (philosophically) the difference between one experience and another as a notional split; the overlap between the two circumstances i.e. looking, being looked at or touching and being touched.

MP’s chiasm creates a fuzzy logic for dualism, but dualism explains the concept of chiasm as a littoral phenomena of betwixt and between (not fully resolved as properly either of two things.)

Note: nothing is black and white

  • Dualism
    • The condition of being double; duality –
      • Philosophy The view that the world consists of or is explicable as two fundamental entities, such as mind and matter.
      • Psychology The view that mental and physical properties are fundamentally different and that neither can be explained fully in terms of the other.
      • Theology
  1. The concept that the world is ruled by the antagonistic forces of good and evil.
  2. The concept that humans have two basic natures, the physical and the spiritual.



Collecting descriptive which can feed into visuals


  • Contiguity
    • the state of bordering or being in contact with something.
    • (Psychology) the sequential occurrence or proximity of stimulus and response, causing their association in the mind.
  • Distance
    • The extent or amount of space between two things, points lines etc
  • Interrelated
    • connected in such a way that each thing has an effect on or depends on the other
  • Intervening
    • Occurring between – To come, appear, or lie between two things
  • Juxtaposition
    • the fact or act of two things being placed in proximity
  • Nexus
    • a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
  • Proximate
    • (especially of the cause of something) closest in relationship; immediate.
  • Purview
    • range of experience or thought
  • Reflexive
    • relation such that it holds between an element and itself
    • the fact of someone being able to examine his or her own feelings, reactions, and motives
  • Relational
    • concerning the way in which two or more people or things are connected.