Contribution to Book
Touching Hands, Cultivating DwellingLuce Irigaray: Teaching (2008)
AbstractLuce Irigaray’s insights into dwelling as relational are explored phenomenologically through Louise Bourgeois’ outdoor sculptures “Welcoming Hands” (1996). Situated in the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, these six works of intertwined bronze hands modulate with their architectural milieu. Phenomenology relies on ‘the hand’ that demonstrates and reveals, yet these hands are in relation with one another even as they invite the touch of those who walk by. Building is explored at the cultivating of relations and not simply as the erecting of structures. The sculptures gesture towards a different way of relating to world, self, and others.
- Louise Bourgeois,
EditorLuce Irigaray and Mary Green
Citation InformationHelen A Fielding. "Touching Hands, Cultivating Dwelling" London, EnglandLuce Irigaray: Teaching (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/helen_fielding/15/