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Peter von Tiesenhausen
12:00 PM
Innovation Factory
Peter von Tiesenhausen, Canadian Artist & Environmentalist

As part of 30 Days of Innovation and in conjunction with First Friday, the Innovation Factory welcomes Canadian multidisciplinary artist Peter von Tiesenhausen. von Tiesenhausen’s art projects take varied forms to include sculpture, painting, video, ephemera, performance, land art, community action, and installation.

von Tiesenhausen’s work contends with diverse matters including time, the spirit, birth and death, nature and artifice, decay and regrowth, and the environment. His subtle site-specific interventions on the land where he lives formed the basis for his successful 1997 copyright claim over that land, a claim which has since protected it from resource exploration by extractive industries.

From 2007 to 2011, von Tiesenhausen spearheaded the design and construction of a LEED platinum-equivalent timber frame cultural center in Demmitt, which now hosts community and performing arts events. This work within his community reflects an interest in unpretentious dialogue about art in general, as this commitment to ecological sustainability bridges both his artistic and community activities.


Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Innovation Factory
Address: University Center 32 Campus Drive Rm 250 Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 4062435723

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