B. 1982 in Cambrai (France)
Lives and works in Brussels
Damien Petitot trained at the ART2 school, in the IDM© workshop directed by Jean-François Octave.
Since then, he has been working as a visual artist and articulates his artistic approach around questions related to screens and their content, in particular by seizing the medium of video and broadcasting or projection devices.
He likes to misuse and hack technical devices (cameras, smartphones, computers, monitors, etc.) and plays with integrating his own data (chats, photographs, videos, etc.). He thus creates installations where technology recycles the intimate, performances where error and randomness are to be considered as generators of fictions and visual experiences.
In addition to this personal approach, he also collaborates as a video-performer with various artists working in the fields of theatre, music and performance such as Lucille Calmel, Mathias Varenne, Gaëtan Rusquet, Daniel Linehan and Stéphane Kozik.
Damien Petitot has exhibited or performed in many places and festivals: BOZAR, 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 (BEL), Nordik Impakt, L’Hybride, Jerk-Off, Divan du monde, Ateliers de Paris CDCN (FRA), Pépinières Européennes (HUN), Hall of Fame (NLD), Puertas de Castilla (ESP), ImpulsTanz (AUT), Usine C (CAN), Matucana 100 (CHL)