Mark Blasini

Thoughts & Outlooks

Language does not exist


Language does not exist. Or rather it exists only as a potentiality. We can hear speaking, we can see writing, but we cannot hear or see language. Language is like the unicorn: we can bring the unicorn’s image to life (through story, through sculpture, through paintings or drawings), but the unicorn itself does not exist.

Same thing with language. We can bring its image to life – through vocalizations, through organized patterns of ink, through electronic signals, through hand gestures – but it does not exist. It is pure possibility.