In art, “the artist’s medium is the body” as cited on the MoMa’s website:[https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/conceptual-art/performance-into-art] (https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/conceptual-art/performance-into-art) as depicted in this performance art:
We can see in this performance the evolution of pottery through the process of breaking down these artifacts, showing that new media is always haunted by old media leading us to the limitations of new media
Liu mentions Jacques Derrida’s Tristes Tropiques discussing the surmise of media and expressing a sentiment of disenchantment, reminding me of Derrida’s leading concept of deconstruction.
Deconstruction according to Derrida:
In a similar manner, the progress of technology and the evolution of this new medium, i.e. Markdown and any other that involves writing can lead to skepticism and fear of a certain loss of control such as the diminution of authorship and memory.