For more than 15 years, the artist Martin Messier has created artworks in which sound art meets light, robotics and video. In the form of performances and installations, these works place the body front and center.

Presented in more than 50 countries, Martin Messier’s productions have received several prizes and nominations, including a special mention at Prix Ars Electronica in 2010; the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in 2014; the World OMOSIROI Award (Japan) in 2018; and the Second Prize at Athens Digital Arts Festival in 2021.

In 2010, he established 14 lieux, a company dedicated to producing performative and installative artworks, and has been its general and artistic director since then.

Exploring links between sound and material both living and inert, Martin Messier’s sound works are given tangible form through complex performative electromechanical and digital devices. He is interested in the motifs of the visible versus the invisible, presence versus absence, and the potential of metamorphosis through the transformation of objects and the manifestation of the imperceptible properties they possess.