Christof Migone

Christof Migone is an artist, teacher, curator, and writer. He often works with language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity, and endurance. He co-edited the books Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2001) and Volumes (Blackwood Gallery, 2015). His writings have been published in Aural Cultures, S:ON, Experimental Sound & Radio, Musicworks, Radio Rethink, Semiotext(e), Angelaki, Esse, Inter, Performance Research, 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. He has released nine solo audio cds on various labels (Avatar, ND, Alien 8, Locust, Oral). He has curated a number of exhibitions and events: Touch that Dial (1990), Radio Contortions (1991), Rappel (1994), Double Site (1998), stuttermouthface (2002), Disquiet (2005), START (2007), STOP.(2008), and Should I Stay or Should I Go (Nuit Blanche 2010), and numerous others for the Blackwood Gallery between 2008 and 2013. He has performed at Beyond Music Sound Festival (Los Angeles), kaaistudios (Brussels), Resonance FM (London), Nouvelles Scènes (Dijon), On the Air (Innsbruck), Ménagerie de Verre (Paris), Experimental Intermedia (NYC), Méduse (Québec), Images Festival (Toronto), Send+Receive (Winnipeg), Kill Your Timid Notion (Dundee), Liquid Architecture (Melbourne), Mutek, Victoriaville Festival, Oboro, Casa del Popolo, Théâtre La Chapelle, DHCArt, CAFKA, Museum Leuven, Whitney Museum, LUFF, Cave 12, Ftarri, etc. His installations have been exhibited at the Banff Center, Rotterdam Film Festival, Gallery 101, Art Lab, eyelevelgallery, Forest City Gallery, Studio 5 Beekman, Mercer Union, CCS Bard, Optica. He has collaborated with Lynda Gaudreau, Martin Tétreault, Tammy Forsythe, Alexandre St-Onge, Michel F. Côté, Gregory Whitehead, Set Fire To Flames, and Fly Pan Am. A monograph on his work, Sound Voice Perform, was published in 2005. In 2006, the Galerie de l’UQAM in Montreal presented a mid-career survey of his work accompanied by a catalog and a DVD entitled Trou. A book compiling his writings on sound art, Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body was published in 2012 by Errant Bodies Press. He has been the recipient of commissions from the Tate Modern, Dazibao, Kunstradio, Centre for Art Tapes, New Adventures in Sound Art, Radio Canada, New American Radio. He is a founding member of Avatar (Québec City). He currently lives in Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London, Ontario.

Artist Code: 2116


Side A Side B (Tokyo)

2020, 12:55 minutes, b&w, n/a

Hit Maker (Porto)

2011, 11:39 minutes, n/a

Éternuité (ForeverSneeze)

2008, 29:55 minutes, colour, n/a

Amateur Professional / Professional Amateur

2008, 03:33 minutes, colour, n/a

Surround (360 Objects)

2006, 03:07 minutes, Colour, n/a


2005, 01:00 minutes, n/a


2004, 00:57 minutes, n/a

Snow Storm

2002, 06:13 minutes, n/a


2001, 12:28 minutes, n/a

The Release Into Motion

2000, 39:21 minutes, colour, n/a

Empty (Bucket)

1997, 09:26 minutes, N/A

The Tenor and the Vehicle

1995, 04:46 minutes, colour, N/A

Critical Writing

What is sound art?: Liquid Architecture provides some clues
by Ben Byrne. The Conversation, Sept 22, 2014.
Trou: Christof Migone
by Nicole Gingras.
by Risa Horowitz. C Magazine, Winter 2005.
Christof Migone and Alexandre St-Onge of undo.
by Lucie Sparham. Lola, Fall 2001, no. 10.
CounterPoses: Re-concevoir le tableau-vivant
by Stephen Horne. Fuse, Fall 1998, v. 21, no. 4.
CounterPoses: Re-imagining Tableaux Vivants
by Jack Stanley. LolaLola, Winter 1998, no. 3.
CounterPoses: Re-imagining Tableaux Vivants
by Aaron Pollard. P-Form, Fall 1998, no. 46.
Big-Box Knockout: Community vs. Consumerism
by Sherri Telenko. Fuse, Spring 1997, v. 21, no. 2.
Takin' it to the Screen: Social Activism on Video: Big-Box...
by Sherri Telenko. id magazine, June 12, 1997.