B. 1982 in Cambrai (France)
Lives and works in Brussels

Damien Petitot obtained a Master of Fine Arts at ARTS2 school (Mons-Belgium) in 2005. His work is clearly oriented towards experimentation and the use of corrupted techniques and technologies. 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, performances and films where error and randomness become generators of fiction and sensory experience.
Connections, connectors, wires, cables, network, loop, feedback, electricity, path, flux, rupture, mistakes and accidents are basics keywords to define his work.

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:
Nuits Sonores/BOZAR, Brussels Electronic Marathon, Beursschouwburg, CC Jacques Franck, Propulse, La Balsamine, Les Tanneurs, l'L, XS /Théâtre National, Cinéma Nova, Botanique, Recyclart, Maison Folie /Mons2015 /Laboréales, VIA, City Sonics, Rockerill, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi, Dour Festival, Budakunstcentrum, Les Transardentes, Emulation, TAKT, De Singel (BEL), Nordik Impakt, L'Hybride, Jerk-Off, Divan du monde, Ateliers de Paris CDCN (FRA),Grand Théâtre (LUX), Pépinières Européennes (HUN), Videovortex (MAL),  Gasteig (GER), Hall of Fame (NDL), Puertas de Castilla (ESP), ImpulsTanz (AUT), Usine C (CAN), Matucana 100 (CHL).

CURRICULUM

EDUCATION

Multimedia Theater. Workshop with Agrupación Señor Serrano, CIFAS, Brussels [2015]

Video on stage. Workshop with Fred Vaillant, CECN, Mons [2010]

Sculpture workshop - Teacher: Lucia Bru - ACA Saint Gilles, Brussels [2006 - 2010]

Master in Arts - Teacher: Jean-François Octave - IDM© workshop - ARTS2, Mons [2000 - 2005]

 

TEACHING

Workshop "Soft screens soft skins soft" with Lucille Calmel - VideoVortex19 - Malta - [October 2019]

Workshop "Vjaying" - ARTS2 School of Art / IDM - Mons - Belgium [November 2018]

Workshop "Errormancy" with Pascale Barret - ERG - Brussels [December 2017]

Workshop "Vjaying & Modul8" - Centre d'Art Contemporain du Luxembourg Belge - St Hubert - Belgium [May 2015]

 

RESIDENCIES

Lab Gamerz - Aix-en-Provence - project "sansespace" (concept Lucille Camel) [May 2018]

 

HQ Punctum / Mons2015 - Melbourne - project "SIGN UP" [March 2014]

Les Laboréales - Maison Folie, Mons - project "DATA.ME" [January 2013]

Resident at l'L Theater - Brussels - project "HOWL" (concept Mathias Varenne) [June 2013 - February 2018]

Residency Laboréales - Maison Folie, Mons - "Livescape" (concept Stephane Kozik) [Mai 2010]

PRIZES

Emulation Prize - project La Preuve (concept Mathias Varenne) - Liège [2014]

Selected for Youg Sculpture Prize - Liège [2008]

PUBLICATIONS

BilboK Magazine [February 2015]

40 Artistes Exhibition catalogue [September 2013]