SOUND CURATING PANEL WITH CHRISTOF MIGONE AND JIM DROBNICK
Moderated by Jennifer Fisher
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 4:30-6:00 PM
Christof Migone's first curatorial project was Touch that Dial in 1990 at the SAW Gallery in Ottawa. His most recent, Volume: Hear Here, was presented at the Justina M Barnicke Gallery and Blackwood Gallery in 2013 and garnered a Best Exhibition Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. Migone is also a practicing artist who has presented his work worldwide. His writings have been published in Aural Cultures, S:ON, Experimental Sound & Radio, Musicworks, Radio Rethink, Semiotext(e), Angelaki, Esse, Inter, Performance Research, etc. A book compiling his writings on sound art, Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body, was published in 2012 by Errant Bodies Press. He currently lives in Toronto and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London, Ontario.
Jim Drobnick is the curator of several sound art exhibitions, including Aural Cultures (Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, 2005), Listening Awry (McMaster Museum, Hamilton, 2007) and MetroSonics (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2009). He has published on sound, the visual arts, performance, and post-media practices in anthologies such as Artist-Curators (2013), Senses and the City (2011) and Art, History and the Senses (2010), and in journals such as Angelaki, Canadian Theatre Review, High Performance, Parachute, and Performance Research. He edited the anthologies Aural Cultures (2004) and The Smell Culture Reader (2006). He currently co-edits the Journal of Curatorial Studies and is a co-founder of DisplayCult, a curatorial collaborative. Drobnick lives in Toronto and is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory at OCAD University.