Canada’s great-natural-wonder pulls quite an eclectic audience, with people from around the world snapping their ‘selfies’ in front of the falls. I stitched most of the piece over the fence, using the wall as a seat. I didn’t see him, but before the policeman asked me to come back on the right side of the wall, he took a quick snap of the crazy sewing lady, stitching up the waterfall.
Machine stitched with Gouache paint on ticking fabric. Photos by Romain Granier
SEWING MACHINE ORCHESTRA V.INSTALLATION : Martin Messier
from Martin Messier
Messier doesn’t sew : he resuscitates old Singers put asleep years ago in order to release, in some magical ways, the luminous and sonorous presence of the past. He carries his public in a dreamlike universe where each machine, as singular subject, is magnified. After years of silence, Sewing Machine Orchestra is giving speech to these surviving objects of the industrial era.