A pilgrim in Rejmyre
A pilgrimage from the exhibition space to the local food store
The video of the pilgrimage shown as tourist information

DANIEL PELTZ - a pilgrim in Rejmyre / tourist information

2011

A pilgrim in Rejmyre is the second installment in the Tourist Information video series. It features documentation of a prostration walk I made from Engleska Magasinet [a building that was once a part of the glass factory where they stored items awaiting shipment to England and is currently used as an art gallery] to Konsum [the only food store in Rejmyre] in a series of prostrations, measuring my steps with the length of my body. I was interested in the experience of mediating this ritualized, Buddhist practice of traveling to a sacred site, by transporting it to a cultural context in which it was less transparent [Rejmre, Sweden]. In four years of attempted engagements with the place and people of Rejmyre, it was the most intimate. It is the information of a tourist, it is information for tourists, it is touristed information, tourist information.

Daniel Peltz is a conceptual artist based in Providence, RI where he teaches as an Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. Through his public 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 considered. To accomplish these goals, he uses a range of intervention, ethnographic and performance strategies. His projects often take the form of existing social systems [tourist information videos, instant messaging protocols, karaoke bars, political campaigns, parking regulations, etc.] to directly engage non-art audiences in the language of critical art practice. This work was made during daniels fifth summer making work in Rejmyre.

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