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ARTISTS IN CONTEXT is a flexible organizational framework designed to assemble artists and other creative thinkers across disciplines to conceptualize new ways of representing and acting upon the critical issues of our time.  The Prospectus is the main project of Artists in Context, and is a curated, multimedia collection of works through which artists collaborate with creative thinkers from other fields to propose innovative ways they and others might intervene in major debates on global, national and local/regional scales. More information on the project can be found on the current Prospectus site. Artists in Context is a project of The Arts Company.

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Daniel Peltz - Investor's Drum CircleDaniel Peltz is an artist and educator based in Providence, RI. 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 structures [instant messaging protocols, karaoke bars, political campaigns, parking regulations, etc.] to directly engage non-art audiences in the language of critical art practice.His recent works have been supported by a practice-based research grant from the Fulbright Association and residencies at Yaddo (USA); the Helsinki International Artist Program (Finland); the International Artists Studio Program in Sweden; Artspace (Australia); and the Cemeti Art House (Indonesia). Peltz is an Associate Professor of Film/Animation/Video at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.


Still image from a client of the film
(Right, standing: Daniel Peltz)