Martine H. Crispo

Project Support | January 2024

Martine H. Crispo is a self-taught sound artist. Her artistic approach revolves around sound performance, radio and audio installation. As a researcher, she has been investigating the potential of light to generate sound for many years. She creates devices that use optical sound to transpose light frequencies into sound frequencies. The process she uses is based on the principle of the first talking films of the 1920s. She is interested in translating the purest emanation of the visible wave into an audible wave.

Her work has been presented in numerous galleries and festivals in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including Québec Digital Art In NY in New York, the Center for Contemporary Arts of Glasgow in Scotland and the International Performance Festival Odense in Denmark, as well as at OBORO in Montreal, PAVED Arts in Saskatoon, L’Écart in Rouyn-Noranda, Centre Bang in Chicoutimi and Mois Multi in Quebec City.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Monochrome spectaculaire

Monochrome spectaculaire is a series of single-tape videos whose visual and aural content is based on the principle of optical sound.

Martine H. Crispo is currently working on this project with the support of the Centre de production DAÏMÔN as part of a territorial partnership agreement supported by the Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec.