319 SCHOLES PRESENTS INDETERMINATE HIKES+ AND BASECAMP.EXE
part of Bushwick Open Studios
June 1 – June 2, 2012
Scheduled "Indeterminate Hike" tours begin at 319 Scholes:
Friday, June 1: 4pm and 7pm
Saturday, June 2: 2pm, 4pm, and 7pm
319 Scholes presents ecoarttech at Bushwick Open Studios for a wilderness excursion through Bushwick’s sublime, pristine industrial landscape. The journey begins at the basecamp.exe installation at 319 Scholes to prepare for an Indeterminate Hike through urban wilds. With their new Indeterminate Hikes+ app, ecoarttech will be leading impromptu hikes throughout the weekend, departing from the gallery, as well as a series of scheduled hikes.
Indeterminate Hikes+ is a mobile phone app that transforms everyday landscapes into sites of bio-cultural diversity and wild happenings, and the basecamp.exe installation psychically prepares hikers for IH+ wilderness excursions. Most of us use our smartphones as instruments of rapid communication and consumerism. IH+ re-appropriates this technology as a tool of environmental imagination and meditative wonder, renewing awareness of the places we inhabit and slowing us down at the same time. The app imports the experience of wilderness into virtually any place accessible by Google Maps, encouraging its participants to treat these locales as spaces worthy of the attention usually accorded only to nature, such as canyons and waterfalls. Visit the IH+ website to learn more and view the latest hiking trails pioneered by IH+ hikers.
Participating artists: ecoarttech (Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint)
Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint founded ecoarttech in 2005 to explore environmental issues and convergent media from an interdisciplinary perspective. Their collaborative explores what it means to be a modern ecological being amidst networked environments, including biological systems, global cultural exchanges, international commerce, industrial grids, digital networks, and the world wide web. Merging primitive with emergent technologies, they investigate the overlapping terrain between “nature,” built environments, mobility, and electronic spaces. Their recent work includes commissions for the Whitney Museum, Turbulence.org, and University of North Texas and exhibitions/performances at MIT Media Lab, Banff New Media Institute, European Media Art Festival, Exit Art Gallery, and Neuberger Museum of Art.
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