Martin Messier (CA)
Autoportrait: Lento con fuoco
04:00 min. / 2009
A submerged face, latent, despite the tension between air escaping out the nostrils and water gradually seeping in. Like two conflicting elements in a single body — a struggle experienced internally, in weightless time. Then eyes that finally open, renewing hope of seeing the head emerge from water. Getting some air. Something like a dream of waking up, maybe. Features are then obliterated in the waves, the better to dissolve one’s being.
Videomusic: Martin Messier
Photo: Véronique Béland
Holding a diploma in drums for jazz interpretation, Martin Messier has completed a bachelor’s degree in electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal, and De Montfort University in England. His curiosity for graphic arts has brought him to explore the relationship between sound and image, in which he discovered video-music and digital motion graphics. Based on strong aptitudes for rhythm, Martin’s esthetic can be defined as a complex, left field and happily strange sound amalgam, constantly playing with construction and deconstruction.
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