Stroom School 'Rising Waters' - lecture Peter Fend

Wednesday 28 November 2018, 20:00 hrs
Location: Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague

Reservations not needed
Admission: free
Language spoken: English
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The exhibition Nishiko: Repairing Earthquake Project about the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan, is accompanied by the Stroom School program Rising Waters around the theme of sea level rise.

This evening a lecture/presentation by Peter Fend (USA), co-founder and member of the activist artist collective Ocean Earth Development Corporation. He will talk about the future of Holland in response to global ecological decline.

Richard Prince once called him "the Lawrence of Arabia of the art world". In 2001 The New York Times described his work as: "a blend of conceptual art, activism and entrepreneurship, tackling environmental problems through an application of art-as-design."

Peter Fend has studied the topography and oceanography of nearly every part of the world, organizing terrain according to water systems rather than geopolitical boundaries. He believes that most historical patterns of migration, ideology, sovereignty, militarization and industry are determined by and organized around saltwater basins. Fend proposes working with the ocean and its inhabitants in a non-invasive way to harvest energy for creating self-reliant and ecologically sustainable economies.

LINKS (website Peter Fend)
wikipedia Peter Fend

Peter Fend earlier at Stroom Den Haag
WAYS OUT: to find the right way in
7 February - 27 April 2002

Peter Fend harvesting algae for biofuel (in New Zealand)
photo: courtesy the artist
'WAYS OUT' (installation Ocean Earth) at Stroom in 2002
photo: courtesy Stroom Den Haag