Martin Messier


Sewing Machine Orchestra



Sewing Machine Orchestra is a sound and light installation composed of twelve synced sewing machines. The Sewing Machines are orchestrated by computer software and amplified by contact microphones. The machines’ continual movements steadily increase in power and volume gradually building up to full speed; As the accelerating rhythm follows it produces a jarring concert. 

Martin Messier invites the viewer to contemplate the relationship between sound and the objects that make it with choreographic performances where images and objects merge. Martin lives and works in Montreal.

Learn more about Martin and his work on his website.

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