Athens — Greece
Luc Messinezis was born in Athens, Greece in 1977. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece yet despite his scientific background, he developed a great interest in sound and experimental compositional strategies. After relocating in the UK, Luc achieved an MA in Sound Arts at the University of the Arts, London and has developed several projects researching the means throughout which sound can constitute the base for artistic expression. Phonography, electroaccoustic/concrete composition, audiovisual works and sound installations are just a few of the ways of experimenting with sound and its potential as a medium of creative practice. Luc’s conceptual interests mainly focus in triggering feelings, aural awareness and memory by challenging the perception and stimulating the imagination of the audience.
Description of work with field recording
Luc has been has been using phonography and field recording as the main source of raw materials with which he realizes his artworks. Either as autonomous works or sources for extracting sound objects or matter for composition or use within an installation, Messinezis has presented various pieces in countries such as Austria, Greece, UK, Canada and Israel. Noticeable works include: "Eavesdropping; Crisis" - Ethnographic Terminalia 2011, Montreal [CA] "Forest in a Forest" - L & B Gallery, Ein Hod artist's village [IL] "The sound cabinet of curiosities" - IMT Gallery, London [UK]
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