When we dig, things come up

Daniel Peltz

Opening Reception Friday Feb 16th 6-9pm

The exhibition, ‘When we dig, things come up’, contains artifacts from a public art work produced in Tom Price, Western Australia from 2013-15. As part of the SPACED biennial of social practice, Daniel Peltz engaged in a practice of narrative mining, extracting a series of narrative fragments from the iron-ore, mining town of Tom Price. These fragments explore the complex relationship between this town, that bears the name of the U.S. industrialist, and mineral prospector, Thomas Moore Price.

The exhibition will consist of raw narrative fragments themselves, presented as a text sent to the Chinese cultural producers for processing, a video of the Chinese Opera,  a poster advertising the opera in the town of Tom Price and the landscape painting series produced based on the fragments.

 

Daniel Peltz is an artist whom since 2009, have been co-directing the artist-run organization Rejmyre Art Lab, along with Sissi Westerberg. Through this organization they host resident artists for collective, thematic investigations, organize and facilitate annual post-MFA workshops/gatherings for recent graduates of Nordic and Baltic art and craft academies, conduct collaborative artistic research and facilitate seminars in the rural glass factory town of Rejmyre.