Inspiration | Martin Messier

Inspiration | Martin Messier

This week’s inspiration post might not be everyone’s cup of tea, and its not really seen as a traditional aspect of the crafting world. However it stands to being original and impressive, mixing traditional equipment with modern technology.

We sometimes get so focused in our crafts, that sometimes we forget the sounds of soft clicking of needles or the quiet buzz of a sewing machine. When we do, sometimes we just fall a little bit more in love with ours and the craft of others.

Meet Canadian artist, Martin Messier, the artist behind this inspiration. A composer and performer who uses sounds from every day objects to create a dialogue which pushes the everyday imaginary a little further, allowing the magnification of these entities by giving them a voice and reinventing their function.

The piece which I found quite inspirational was Sewing Machine Orchestra, which is a light and sound performance. Eight 1940-1950s Singer sewing machines are interlinked with a micro-controller system without need for human interaction. I would have really liked a longer video, but impressive nonetheless.

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To see more of Messier’s work take a look at his Website

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