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scotiabank  nuit blanche
Toronto Canada 2010
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Zone C, Downtown South/West

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Image by Angus Rowe MacPherson

Curatorial Statement
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

Curator 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.

Commissioned Projects
Kim Adams  (Toronto, Canada) Auto Lamp
Annie Onyi Cheung  (Toronto, Canada) _scape with 6 and 7
Žilvinas Kempinas  (New York City, USA) Big O
Michael Fernandes  (East Dover, Canada) Arrivals/Departures
Jocelyn Robert  (Quebec City, Canada) The Next Community
Julia Loktev  (Brooklyn, USA) I Cried For You
Davide Balula  (Paris, France) The Endless Pace (variation for 60 dancers)
Max Streicher,  (Toronto, Canada) Endgame (Coulrophobia)
Martin Arnold, Micah Lexier  (Toronto, Canada) Erik Satie's Vexations (1893)
Sandra Rechico  (Toronto, Canada) 1850

Open Call Projects
To encourage involvement by a wide range of artists - established and emerging -
each exhibition includes projects selected by the curators through an open call process.

Olivia Boudreau  (Montreal, Canada) Box
France Dubois  (Paris, France) a moment stilled Voyageur
Lili Huston-Herterich  (Chicago, USA); Brad Tinmouth (Toronto, Canada) Wait Until You See This
Chris Shepherd  (Toronto, Canada) The Task
Aubrey Reeves  (Toronto, Canada) The Calm

Independent Projects
401 Richmond Built for Art
401 Richmond - Human Pyramid Kinoko: Suddenly in the Dark, a Teahouse.
Brad Blucher & Kyle Clements Take a Picture
CFC Media Lab Close Encounters
Dave Colangelo & Patricio Davila E-Tower
Derek Mainella Paradise Disko
Gladstone Hotel Fly By Night
Gladstone Hotel - Carla Susanto Tsunami, Horses and Civilization
Headbones Gallery For Font's Sake
Ilona Staples Platform
John Notten Church Intent
kimiis ParaSOUND
Liberty Village - Alex Heidbuechel & Brian Durocher The Exquisite Corpse LIVE!
Liberty Village - Allan Kosmajac, Diane Misaljevic & Julie Stewart Fragments & Sightings
Liberty Village - Christine Irving & Site3 Flux and Fire
Liberty Village - Flash Forward Festival Flash Forward Festival - Shipping Container Exhibitions
Liberty Village - Lalie Douglas The Potential of Objects
Liberty Village - Night at the Indies Goddesses & Gargoyles
National Film Board Mediatheque NFBeats
Parkdale - Gallery 1313 THE DARK HOURS
Parkdale - Toronto Alliance of Art Critics Speed Art Criticism
Parkdale Village BIA & Experiments in Public Space The Night Watch, Kristi Malakoff
Parkdale Village BIA & Experiments in Public Space The Night Watch, Shadow Play
Parkdale Village BIA & Experiments in Public Space The Night Watch, Jérôme Havre
Parkdale Village BIA & Experiments in Public Space The Night Watch, Stephanie Comilang
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts FACE IT HEAD ON: Self Portrait Redefined
*QueenSpecific Rainbow (For David Hammons)
The Drake Hotel The Space Between
The Knit Cafe Knit Magic
The Spoke Club - Curated by O'Born Contemporary Chance Encounters in the Uncanny City
The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment Of Music Celebration of Sound
TIFF Singin' in the Dark
TIFF The Essential Cinema
TIFF Grindbox!
TIFF Cinematheque A Girl and a Camera / A Girl and a Gun
TIFF - Hand Eye Society Arcadian Renaissance
Toronto School of Art Hair Matters
Trinity Bellwoods Park - Claire Ironside, Angela Iarocci and Jeremy G. Cox A Night at the Round Table
Trinity Bellwoods Park - Company Blonde Dance Projects Ruby Venus
Trinity Bellwoods Park - DSWAC Bellwood Trinity Dry Stone Bell
Trinity Bellwoods Park - Sara Atrvash & Sabrina Richard Playground
William Oldacre AirFish

The following Independent Projects will open their doors all-night long so you can check out
previously mounted or ongoing shows and installations.

401 Richmond - Open Studio Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at Open Studio
401 Richmond - The Red Head Gallery Insomnia
Gladstone Hotel - the Streetknit project Knitting Outside the Box
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art David Hoffos: Scenes from the House Dream
Rhino Bar & Grill Rhino Animated Film Festival

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