All around us, invisible and inaudible electromagnetic forces are at work. With Field, Martin Messier allows us to see and hear these forces in real time: using microphones attuned to electromagnetic flow, he turns the ebb and flow of invisible fields into audible signals. ‘Playing’ two connection patches, Messier plugs and unplugs various inputs, adding and subtracting layers of sound to generate music that responds to the real-time flux of the EM fields, while his projected shadow looms enlarged behind him in Frankensteinian silhouette as he brings to life the unseeable.
Concept, audiovisual composition, programming and performance: Martin Messier
Interface: Thomas Payette
Technical design: Thomas Payette, Maxime Bouchard, Frédérique Folly
Production: 14 lieux
Martin Messier is represented by: Marc Langlois, La Chasse Galerie, Montréal
Supported by: the Canadian High Commission & Québec Government Office in London