Top Tens

UbuWeb Top Ten:
November 2007

Selected by Christof Migone

1. Brion Gysin "I Am" Machine-poem (1960)
2. Janet Zweig "Mind Over Matter"
3. Gregory Whitehead "Pressures of the Unspeakable"
4. R. Henry Nigl "Shout Art"
5. Sam Taylor Wood, from "Stoppage"
6. François Dufrêne, "Tenu-tenu" Crirythme (1958)
7. John Giorno "I Don't Need It, I Don't Want It, and You Cheated Me Out of It"
8. Georgina Dobson & Cupboard Simon "The Message"
9. Louis-Ferdinand Céline "Television Interview" (1961)
10. Adrian Piper "Here and Now"
Special Offsite Bonus: Kelly Mark "I Really Should" (Audio CD)
Extra, offsite: Santiago Sierra "11 PEOPLE PAID TO LEARN A PHRASE"

Christof Migone teaches graduate seminars on sound, silence, performative writing, and failure at Concordia University in Montreal. He co-edited Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Errant Bodies Press, 2001). His first book, la première phrase et le dernier mot (Le Quartanier, 2004) synopsized his library. The second, Tue (Le Quartanier, 2007) obsessed over the second person singular pronoun. His audio, performance, and video work is documented in Sound Voice Perform (Errant Bodies Press, 2005), and Trou (Galerie de l'UQAM, 2006).