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Interview with Martin Messier

by 16 November 2020

Interview with Martin Messier

Artist

Martin Messier

Commissioner

A4

Location

Bratislava (SK)

Format

video

In his latest project FIELD, composer, performer and videomaker Martin Messier assumes it is possible to create sounds using electromagnetic fields in our environment. These residual and imperceptible electric signals are picked up by electromagnetic transducer microphones, and become the generators of his performance. On stage, he plays with two connections patches that offer many possibilities of connecting various outputs and inputs. By a continuous movement of plugging and unplugging, Messier interacts with them, with noise and light compositions emerging thereby. With FIELD, Messier materializes a flow of power that is otherwise inaudible and invisible.

Produced by A4 as a part of a project of international cooperation Re-Imagine Europe, co-financed by the program of EU Creative Europe and supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council and Bratislava Autonomous Region.

The video was created also by volunteers, as part of a project supported by the European Solidarity Corps program.

Photo

Re-Imagine Europe

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