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Critical Response Process with visiting artist Daniel Peltz

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About the Artist


Daniel Peltz is an artist and educator. Through his site-responsive projects and media installations, Peltz explores social systems, attempting to provoke ruptures in the socio/cultural fabric through which new ways of being may emerge and be imagined. To accomplish these goals, he uses a range of interventions through ethnographic and performance strategies. His projects often take the form of existing social systems (instant messaging protocols, karaoke bars, political campaigns, parking regulations, etc.) to directly engage non-art audiences in the language of critical art practice.


Workshop: Critical Response Process with visiting artist Daniel Peltz

Monday, January 8th, 12:00-4:00.

Film Production Studio, Room 118, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

As part of his campus visit, Peltz will facilitate a workshop on the Critical Response Process—a critique method developed by the choreographer Liz Lerman. The Critical Response Process has been celebrated as a highly effective way to facilitate meaningful dialogue between artists, peers and audiences. This workshop will be structured as a forum for feedback, and will be an opportunity for graduate students and faculty conducting research-creation projects to show and discuss their work-in-progress.  We are looking for participants interested in showing work-in-progress and/or responding to the work of others.

Please contact Emily Pelstring (emily.pelstring@queensu.ca) with your interest in this free workshop.


Daniel Peltz: Seeking an Any Thing from an uncertain time in the ruins of Rejmyre’s future

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 6pm-7pm

Gallery Hours: Monday Jan 8-Wednesday Jan 10, 12:00-4:00pm

Art and Media Lab, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Seeking an Any Thing from an uncertain time in the ruins of Rejmyre’s future emanates from a decade-long engagement with the glass factory-town of Rejmyre, Sweden. The Any Thing is one outcome of a conceptual product line, of and about labor, that was produced as part of an artistic research project directed by Peltz in the Rejmyre Glass Factory. This glass, metal and analog audio object engages with the industrial history of this rural industrial region, and its various labor transformations, while connecting to parallel labor transformations elsewhere in the world, specifically the plight of a group of unemployed elephants from the logging industry in Myanmar.


Cultural Studies Speaks Presents Daniel Peltz

January 10, 2:30-5:30pm

Film Screening Room, Room 222, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

Supported by the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund