'Something’ (the missing dimension) could be explored using an endlessly repeated process of doubt and recognition. Language prompts one form of meaning, which does not allow for the other dimension of feeling to be revealed. This other dimension exists as the basic human response, which takes place before meaning and words can be constructed. It is the space beyond perception. Words or sentences come from this indescribable dimension within the mind. I can only understand the meaning by reading the words or sentences.Could words show this unexplainable space? Wittgenstein expressed this ‘something’ as ‘dream of our language’.
Where typography and music cross is where the ‘dream’ of the basic sensory human response can be experienced or described. Whether there is an argument that music represents basic sensory experience or emotion, through harmony we feel that ‘something’, which can be translated in to simple combinations of mathematical ratios. The musicological mathematical elements could reflect visual elements as well.
This experimental translation seems to link the unexplainable experience of music with the unexplainable experience of typography. If musical facet could be recognised in typography, its experience would be taken place in the space beyond perception as also a 'something'