Pierre Chaumont

Data Is Not Knowledge

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



‘Data Is Not Knowledge’ is a video work that tackles the base material of the digital archive: Data. In it, I try to question how we interpret and accept every element of an artwork. By transforming and altering the 3D scans, I wish to return the viewer to the underlying data, and from there examine how we construct a narrative around these artworks. By constantly interrupting the viewer’s experience, I wish to show how data can be used to manipulate knowledge.


Pierre Chaumont is a conceptual artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. His artworks have been shown in United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Greece, Slovenia and Canada. He participated in a residency at the MASS MoCA and recently had a solo show at the Pratt MWPAI and the CICA Museum in South Korea, as well as presenting his works in several biennials around the world.