Meditations on Medium
Medium is one of those words with staying power. It’s an unresolved and fluid word that has persisted through various art movements for centuries, all the while perpetuating discussion and confusion. Medium is one of those ever-mutating viruses of art-world semantics. It is familiar and seemingly easy to use, but ask enough people what it means and tomes of discourse will emerge. Does medium mean material—or the effect of the material? Is the medium really the message?
Hebron, Micol. “Meditations on Medium,” X-Tra 7.3, Spring 2005, 24-25. Print.