Concordia University - Montreal
Peter Flemming is an artist who makes machines. His work has been featured across North America and Europe. He currently resides in Montreal, where he teaches electronics for artists at Concordia University.
I look at what I make as the electro-mechanical equivalents of short stories. Naturally, every good story needs some tension to keep it going. In my machinic ‘texts,’ I try to create tension by intermixing different systems. Organic ones blend with technological ones, the old with the new, and the handmade with the machine-made. And rather than words, sentences and paragraphs, I use bolts, batteries, metal, and custom electronics.