Ecological Self-Reliance For New York?

Talk with Peter Fend, Zoya Kocur and Natalie Jeremijenko

In conjunction with Along The Lines- Homage To Richard Long

Wednesday, June 12, 8pm


A renewable energy scheme, based on art, for New York and the whole Northeast Seaboard, had been Invited to be presented and discussed, or critiqued, at MIT.  

That event is delayed.

So we do it now, at Glasshouse.

Peter Fend's response to climate change for NY, including Hurricane Sandy, will be subjected to tough critique.
This research was developed with his colleagues in Ocean Earth Development Corporation, now a firm of architects working in the UK, Africa and NZ, as well as two artists in NY, to show how fracking is not needed to produce ample supplies of methane gas. The main source, instead, would be the Labrador Current, NY's biggest natural resource.
Critiques based on expertise in finance and in engineering will come from, respectively, Zoya Kocur and Natalie jerimenko.  Kocur worked on Wall Street and also edited the book "Global Visual Cultures."     .  
Jeremijenko, trained in engineering, now teaches In several faculties at NYU.

What Was Requested To Be Shown At MIT is a series of maps, drawings, and texts that artist and political activist Peter Fend sent to MIT after being requested to begin a dialogue with the institution about the impact of fracking and the sociopolitical issues involved with developing a renewable-resource economy.  However, MIT abruptly ended correspondence with Fend after receiving these materials.  Fend’s activist drawings and images have a clear, direct, and honest message concerning the role of capitalism and the government in our ecosystem; by using cartography as inspiration, Fend contextualizes the threat of fracking and corporate greed.

  • Date: 6/12/2013

  • Peter Fend presents a tribute to Willoughby Sharp (©Franco Debernardi/illycaffe')

    Peter Fend presents a tribute to Willoughby Sharp (©Franco Debernardi/illycaffe')