Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

2010 Curator Christof Migone

Exhibition C: Downtown South

Christof Migone
Image by Angus Rowe MacPherson

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Should I Stay or Should I Go will explore concepts of movement, gridlock, and mobility, responding to daily urban life and to Nuit Blanche as a mass event. Projects will deal with transience and traces of the psychic, physiologic and geographic. They will breathe, count, repeat, spin, lift, layer and time. Projects will intertwine spectacle with subtlety, and play with criticality. They will offer contrasting perspectives, from a rapid blur to a languid static. They will depart and arrive, move and arrest.

— Christof Migone

Biography:

Christof Migone is an artist, writer, and curator. His work and research delves into language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity and endurance. He co-edited the book and CD Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2001) and his writings have been published in Aural Cultures, S:ON, Experimental Sound & Radio, Musicworks, Radio Rethink, Semiotext(e), Angelaki, Esse, Inter, etc. He obtained an MFA from NSCAD in 1996 and a PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 2007. A monograph on his work, Christof Migone - Sound Voice Perform, was published in 2005. In 2006, the Galerie de l’UQAM presented a survey of his work accompanied by a catalog and a DVD entitled Christof Migone - Trou. He currently lives in Toronto and is a lecturer at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery.