Pierre Chaumont

Loukanikos Kanellos (Sausage and Cinnamon)

Artwork 1 Details :

Loukanikos & Kanellos (Sausage and Cinnamon) delves into the capacity of technology to represent, trigger, and enhance social participation of individuals. Consisting of a live simulation on a diorama where each participating spectator is inserted in, this work uses self-perception theory and the story of the Riot Dogs to rethink social engagement in the digital era.

Detail view of the installation

Artwork 2 Details :

Visually, Loukanikos & Kanellos is an augmented reality projection inserted onto a scaled replica of the Greek parliament and accessible through a tablet. The projection embodies the events regarding the 2011 Greek anti-austerity movement. To have access to this part of the work, visitors have to answer a quick questionnaire on an app. The algorithm will then create a character and insert it in the crowd. They can then see themselves in the scene through the tablet screen. The higher the result of their answer, the closer the visitor would be from the dogs. Finally, they will be able to receive a list of local NGOs in link with the answers given to enhance their social action.

For A While (The Story of Loukanikos)

Artwork 3 Details :

This work explores the story of Loukanikos, a dog who became the icon of the 2011 anti-austerity movement in Greece. In it, the protagonist allows us to see not only its uncanny place, historically and geographically, but the bond that it shares with all the other present individuals and their motivations.

Artist/ Collective Bio:

Pierre Chaumont is a conceptual artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. His artworks were shown in the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Greece, Austria, Germany, Lebanon, Spain, Slovenia and Canada. He will be part in 2022 in a residency in Enschede, Netherlands and in the meantime will be presenting his works in Spain during Proyector’ 22. He is part of the collection of the MoCA Laurentians (Canada), Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute (USA), The Museum of Art of Lendava (Slovenia),the Cigarreras Collection (Spain), the Loto-Quebec Collection (Canada), and the New Ark Library collection (USA).



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