Christof Migone - Disgust Display Series - The Fart Museum
  Year :   2006
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   -
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Series of Museums -but really each is an amalgam of works by various artists, filmmakers, writers featured (Vito Acconci, Franz Kafka, Christian Marclay, Michael Snow, Igor Vamos) which focus on a specific bodily function/action. First exhibited for E

  Work Details  
  (untitled) 45rpm 7single. Christian Marclay Published by Robert Shiffler Collection and Archive in Greenville Ohio in 1996. Used by permission of the artist. Statement from Marclay: This vinyl record was done using the original recording made for a sound installation which I first installed in 1992 in Paris at the Jennifer Flay gallery. In 1994 it was installed at Fri-Art Centre dart contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg. In Paris it was part of my solo show titled The Wind Section, including sculptures made with stools and wind instrument. The show had several a scatological references. But the piece was meant to be installed in an empty space with an hidden sound system, such as in Fribourg. The farts are recorded on a CD and played on a random setting. The farts are very intermittent with long silences in between, as opposed to the record which is a condensed version. South Winds (2003) CD cover. Christof Migone Cover design by Christof Migone and Eric Mattson. The inside image is of the port of Marseilles (where Joseph Pujol, aka Le Petomane, came from). Record Label: Oral (Montréal). South Winds (2003) CD audio. Christof Migone Recorded: 2002 in Brooklyn. Mixed: 2002 in Montréal. South Winds presents the results of a recording session Christof Migone undertook with Le Petomane (Joseph Pujol 1857-1945). Le Petomane performed his fart fantasia at the Moulin Rouge in Paris where, to much acclaim, he would imitate musical instruments and with his ‘second mouth’ hum recognisable tunes. For South Winds, Le Petomane and Migone to explore these somatic winds as a response to Artaud’s ontological formulation: “the depth of my being is the volume of my body.” Both Artaud and Pujol were brought up in Marseilles, city in the path of the infamous Mistral, a wind which “has the ill-natured habit of scattering roof tiles about, knocking down chimneys, blowing small children into canals, tumbling walls onto the unsuspecting natives.” South Winds has the same impetuous effect, it confirms that the body is a noisy place. The body emits and transmits, it cannot contain itself. South Winds is an essay on the flatulent and the incontinent. Le Petomane stills From a film originally done by Edison and included in the Petomane documentary by Igor Vamos. Caption used in the Aural Cultures book where these images where used to accompany my essay on farts: Joseph Pujol performing for Edison’s “kinetophonolfactograph” during the 1900 Paris World Fair. From Igor Vamos documentary film “Le Petomane: Fin de siècle fartiste”. New York: The Cinema Guild, 1998. Courtesy of The Cinema Guild. Le Petomane: Fin-de-siècle Fartiste (1998) (56:00). Igor Vamos Video. Used by permission of the director. Film distributed by the Cinema Guild (New York).