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This set is an improv performance on an analogic video display composed of video mixing devices, feedback-loops broadcasted by cameras, as well as some hacked effects. The video display itself generates the soundtrack.
The machines, set into an ensemble, form an impressive, autonomous, instable and chaotic electronic loop. During the improv performance, the artist interacts with the display as if they were in a dialogue/conversation or on an attempt for mutual domestication. In other words, it works as some sort of social exchange, as defined by Gilbert Simondon in his book "On the mode of existence of technical objects" (1958): “Thus, the first condition for incorporating technical objects into culture would be that man is neither inferior nor superior to technical objects: that he can address them and learn to know them by maintaining with them an relationship of equality, of mutual exchange: a social relation in a sense.”
The title is also a homage to Mark Rothko painting "White Over Red".

  • Damien Petitot
  • Mothership ASBL
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    3 minutes 56 seconds
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    April 13, 2019
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    1,500 EUR
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  • Glasgow Open Studios
    December 6, 2019
Director Biography - Damien Petitot

Born in Cambrai (France) in 1982, Damien Petitot obtained a Master IDM© at ARTS2 (Mons-Belgium) in 2005.
As an artist, he explores the plastic and experimental possibilities of the video and sounds mediums.
He uses his personal data (messaging and chat archives, photos and videos) and hacked technical devices (cameras, smartphones, computers, etc.) in installations and performances where error and randomness become generators of fiction and sensory experience.
Damien has also been collaborating for several years on various stage projects (theatre, music, performance) as a video performer with Lucille Calmel, Stéphane Kozik, Mathias Varenne, Gaëtan Rusquet, Claire Goldfarb and Daniel Linehan.
Damien Petitot has exhibited or performed in many places and festivals:
Brussels Electronic Marathon, Théâtre National, Pink Screens /Cinéma Nova, Botanique, Fuse, Magasin 4, Recyclart, Mons2015 /Laboréales, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi, Dour Festival, Budakunstcentrum in Kortrijk, Les Transardentes, Festival Emulation in Liège, Gasteig (Munich), OODAAQ Festival in Rennes, Nordik Impakt in Caen, L'Hybride in Lille, Jerk-Off Festival, Divan du monde, CDCN Ateliers de Paris, Boom'Structur in Clermont-Ferrand, Night Shot in Carcassonne, Pépinières Européennes in Pannonhalma (Hungary), Hall Of Fame in Tilburg (Netherlands), Puertas de Castilla in Murcia (Spain), Festival ImpulsTanz in Vienna (Austria), Usine C (Canada), Matucana 100 in Santiago de Chile (Chile)...

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