SIGNAL - 2014...ongoing

"Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed." A. Lavoisier

SIGNAL is an audiovisual performance involving analog cameras, monitors, mixers and feedback processes, corrupted devices, and glitched rushes. All elements are connected to each other, the video signal is generated with a feedback process using cameras and monitors as (raw) outputs and inputs. All the devices work in a closed loop, mutating constantly creating a unique performance each time.

SIGNAL is a chaotic system, SIGNAL is instable and small variations can trigger big fluctuations, generating new forms and figures.

SIGNAL use the devices in a wrong way, SIGNAL corrupt the signal.

SIGNAL sounds are produced plugging the video composite output connector in a mixing table, from audio feedback, homemade microphones...

SIGNAL was presented in several festivals & parties (Deviate, Dour Festival, Recyclart, Rockerill) as a VJ project and also as A/V installation or performance
(BEM-Brussels, BYOB-Ghent, GlasgowStudios-Brussels, Labokube-Brussels, QuasiStellarObjects-Paris )
recent projects
composite to jack - July 2017

Video composite output connector is plugged in cheap guitar amplifier then equalized.

Video signal is read as audio signal.

Bent device in the loop generates high frequency electric clics and noises.

Work in progress.
BYOB Ghent - October 2017

Video feedback and video camera pointed on passing audience during "Bring Your Own Beamer" event.

Sources are mixed with EdirolV8 controlled by Pure-Data.

Improvisation at studio

Aglaipachad by Palsembleu :



SIGNAL Live video improvisation - June 2017

With Palsembleu at SMOG.



SIGNAL Live video improvisation - December 2013

With Shakmat Modular at Recyclart.

First public gig with basic video feedback set up.
Live@Studio - September 2018

Recorded live @GlasgowStudio

Live@MIM - October 2018

Live record of my performance at the Museum of Musical Instruments on the 13rd October 2018 during the Brussels Electronic Marathon.

More videos and updates :
Vimeo:Damien Petitot
Quasi Stellar Objects #4 @100ECS - Paris - 5/6/19

Pictures by Nis M.