Michael Snow works in many mediums: film, photo-work, holographic work, music, bookworks, video and sound installation, sculpture, painting, drawing. His visual artworks are broadly collected and have been exhibited worldwide, including solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), The Hara Museum (Tokyo), The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Centre Pompidou (Paris). His films have been shown extensively in festivals (London, New York, Rotterdam, Berlin) and are in such collections as the Oesterreichisches filmmuseum (Vienna) and Royal Belgian Film Archives (Brussels).
Snow has also been a professional musician since the 1950s, and for thirty years focusing on free improvisation, with concerts in Canada, USA, Europe, Japan - usually with Toronto-based CCMC - and many recordings. Snow's solo releases include compositions using multi-track studio recordings ("The Last LP",1987, re-released as "The Last LP CD", 1994) among others.
His work includes digital works such as the film "*Corpus Callosum" (2001) and inter-active DVD ROM "Anarchive 2-Digital Snow" (2002), an encyclopedia of Snow's work in all mediums.
Snow considers his work "sensuous philosophy". He asks, "What essential aspects of a medium distinguish it from other mediums?" The materials of cinema, for example, are light and duration, not movement or narrative.