There are different forms of writing. French philosopher Jacques Derrida, in his Of Grammatology (1967), refers the term grammatology to the science of writing. More than a traditional notion of alphabetic writing, it inspects other written and verbal forms, which is what French philosopher Jacques Derrida refers to as the archi-écriture (arche-writing); as an umbrella entity. The forms of writing can be visual-manual, vocal-auditory, phonetic, ideographic, pictographic, alphabetical, hieroglyphic, photographic, or videographic.
Derrida's work argues for a hinge between speaking and writing. The idea of this undecidability can be ascended to writing, drawing, painting, acting, speaking and signing – all that is performativity. My video Reading demonstrates a simultaneous blend of the acts of reading, writing, speaking and dancing (calligraphy) into one. Video and other media in my works are treated as writing rather than traditionally image-producing. For me, video functions as a temporal, electronic paper to scribe on. In short, sign language natives see video as a form of writing medium.
and/or writing, 2007.
In reference to the term arche-writing, vocally speaking is a form of writing that is writing on the air. Manually speaking is another form of writing, that is writing in the air. Handwriting or typing is a known form of writing. They all have traces. In this case, I also added the term "arche-speaking" in my video work Reading. As they are complementary, I cannot think of arche-writing without realizing the complementarity of arche-speaking. In other word, arche-writing and arche-speaking are complementary. In this sense, arche-speaking is the action and arche-writing is the trace. That is, handwriting or typing is the speaking in action, leaving a trace which is to be later read. Manually speaking (in visual-spatial modality) or vocally speaking (vocal-auditory) is the live writing, leaving a live trace that is read immediately.
Lapiak, Jolanta. "Reading"
and/or. Paper, NSCAD University. 2007. www.i8media.com
Alex Scott. "Derrida's Of Grammatology" http://www.angelfire.com/md2/timewrap/derrida. html, 2002.