Martin Messier (CA)
Autoportrait: Presto con amore
03:34 min. / 2009
A breathless body, articulated through a surgical dissection of time. Like a collection of fragments, a being grown increasingly fractured – likely as it searches for itself, for the moments it is made of. Then the intensity of the cry, until the pain is exhausted. An act of desperation, pulverized, until man finally becomes machine, a mechanical monster. And yet, the universe stays put.
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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