Pierre Chaumont
Pierre Chaumont

Statement

Statement

 

''We provisionally give the name differance to this sameness which is not identical: by the silent writing of its a, it has the desired advantage to referring to differing; both as spacing / temporalizing  and as the movement that structures every dissociation''

                                                                                 Jacques Derrida in ''Differance'', 1968

Differance is the questioning of inherent power structures within cultural, linguistic, technological or societal systems. By making this non-identical sameness at the heart of my art-making, I mimic, imitate, copy, tweak and ultimately alter these structures. I then present something visually familiar to the viewer while keeping this spacing at the forefront of their experience.

This process has two aims; firstly I wish to make these systems apparent to you, viewers, so as to question your own relation to it. Secondly, by giving a new understanding to what we know, I reveal the fragility of these systems and the possibility for individuals and communities to interact, take part in it, and reshape it.

No structure is infallible, nothing is stable ; the world is an ever changing photograph.