‘the closest thing to magic you’ll ever see’ – CBC 

 In Martin Messier’s Cycles, thin straps of dazzling light flail out into empty space, then float down almost weightless in the dark. Their movements – sometimes one beam acting alone, sometimes all eight in complex interplay – form patterns that move from the closely choreographed to the seemingly random, while an accompanying electronic hum suggests industrial machinery or a hive of insects intent on some inscrutable task. Messier transforms his fascination for harmony and disorder into a dance for white light, a simple medium describing highly involved systems.  

Supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du QuébecCanada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts de Montréal, The Qubec Government Office and MUTEK 25th.