Peter Fend has been developing projects since the late 1970s that, while billed as art works, intend to have effects far beyond art institutions. Fend has worked with satellite imagery over Iraq, algae-based bio-fuel production in New Zealand, and news room formats throughout the globe. He has engaged government agencies, UN panels, and university faculty, while also showing his work at Documenta, the Venice Biennale, and numerous European museums and galleries.
For his free, public talk at Cannonball, Fend will present a number of his previous projects, as an introduction to his general methodology. In addition to his lecture, Fend will teach one course in r.a.d's Spring semester. The class will develop an eco-tax scheme that replaces property values for ecologically-sound usage of land for the State of Florida, with the idea that it can be applicable elsewhere in the country.
Free and open to the public.