Cary Peppermint
Works in New York United States of America

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BIO
Cary Peppermint's work explores the convergence of ecological, cultural, and digital networks, through a post-disciplinary practice with strong ties to internet and performance art. His works are in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, Rhizome.org at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Computer Fine Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Since co-founding ecoarttech with Leila Nadir in 2005, Cary's art has turned toward the imagination of the environment as a convergent network of biological, cultural, and digital spaces. Selected ecoarttech works include "Eclipse,” commissioned by Turbulence.org; "Untitled Landscape #5,” a commission for the Whitney Museum of American Art; and "Center for Wildness and the Everyday,” a series of digital media works and performances about water scarcity commissioned by the University of North Texas. ecoarttech's honors include a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts artist fellowship and teaching appointments at Banff New Media Institute and Anderson Arts Ranch. Cary’s curatorial work has focused on digital, back-country, off the grid exhibitions such as Wild Info Net, a solar-powered sound-art installation in the Catskill Mountains, and Nature 2.0, one of the first exhibitions of eco-art engaging new media technologies. Peppermint is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester and has held previous appointments at Cornell University, Colgate University, and the Pratt Institute.
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EVENT

Indeterminate Hikes


Dates:
Sat Oct 09, 2010 00:00 - Wed Oct 06, 2010

ecoarttech @ conflux 2010
ecoarttech leads hikes through NYC's urban wilderness/wildness with the new Indeterminate Hikes (IH) Android app.
saturday 9 october 2pm
east village, corner of Lafayette & Astor Place

image
Indeterminate Hikes (IH) is an Android app that acts as your personal guide through New York City's Urban Wilderness. With its database of hiking trails and by determining your location, IH will direct you to a series of Scenic Vistas, where you wi...ll have the opportunity to contemplate nature or wildness in a globalized, urban space and the overlapping terrains of psychological and environmental ecologies. At each Scenic Vista you are encouraged (1) to take 30 mindful breaths or a 5-minute break, and (2) after this meditative moment, capture and upload an image of your ecological experience to the IH website with your Smartphone. Your images are archived in the Scenic Vista database and will be available to all IH participants. Through the experience of taking a walk and slowing down in the city, Indeterminate Hikes seeks to cultivate the imagination of nature, wildness, and sustainability in a networked, cosmopolitan environment. Bring your Smartphone but you can hike without one too:

This performance is the latest manifestation of the Indeterminate Hikes project first exhibited in Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art, curated by Whitney Museum of American Art ISP curatorial fellows in spring 2010.


EVENT

Indeterminate Hikes


Dates:
Sat Oct 09, 2010 00:00 - Tue Oct 05, 2010

ecoarttech @ conflux 2010
ecoarttech leads hikes through NYC's urban wilderness/wildness with the new Indeterminate Hikes (IH) Android app.
saturday 9 october 2pm
east village, corner of Lafayette & Astor Place

image
Indeterminate Hikes (IH) is an Android app that acts as your personal guide through New York City's Urban Wilderness. With its database of hiking trails and by determining your location, IH will direct you to a series of Scenic Vistas, where you wi...ll have the opportunity to contemplate nature or wildness in a globalized, urban space and the overlapping terrains of psychological and environmental ecologies. At each Scenic Vista you are encouraged (1) to take 30 mindful breaths or a 5-minute break, and (2) after this meditative moment, capture and upload an image of your ecological experience to the IH website with your Smartphone. Your images are archived in the Scenic Vista database and will be available to all IH participants. Through the experience of taking a walk and slowing down in the city, Indeterminate Hikes seeks to cultivate the imagination of nature, wildness, and sustainability in a networked, cosmopolitan environment. Bring your Smartphone but you can hike without one too:

This performance is the latest manifestation of the Indeterminate Hikes project first exhibited in Undercurrents: Experimental Ecosystems in Recent Art, curated by Whitney Museum of American Art ISP curatorial fellows in spring 2010.


DISCUSSION

Irrefutable Evidence


Irrefutable Evidence:
6 Genuine Artifacts Pointing Toward the Fact
that Something (Real) Really Did Happen

http://www.restlessculture.net/genuineauction

THE WINNING BIDDER OF THIS AUCTION WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

Artifact #1:
"Eight Desktop Videos of Us Waiting for Strokkur to Erupt," 160 by 112 mpg video, C. Peppermint & C. Nadir - Iceland 2002

Artifact #2:
"A Photo Of Cary In Front Of A Baby Photo Of Cary And A Flying Book," 8 by 10 archival print, C. Peppermint & C. Nadir - Rome, Georgia 2003

Artifact #3:
Maria Pregnant And Maria Not Pregnant," 8 by 10 archival print, C. Peppermint & C. Nadir

EVENT

Cary Peppermint - SEANCE 2004


Dates:
Sat May 22, 2004 00:00 - Tue May 04, 2004

Cary Peppermint - SEANCE 2004

A rare opportunity to see a Cary Peppermint performance in NYC. Peppermint will perform his restless, unfixable mix of performance art involving experimental music infused with pop sensibilities. Using only a laptop, Peppermint will present a scaled down "exposure" that only distantly references the now cultish aura of his Conductor series. He will be performing never before heard "Technolectures" from his forthcoming audio CD release titled "This is the Talk of A System."

SATURDAY MAY 22ND
BEGINS PROMPTLY at 9:00 PM and approx. 50 minutes in length

PETE'S CANDY STORE
709 Lorimer Street


DISCUSSION

both performance documents and document performances


(1) LIVE PERFORMANCE BY MOBILE PHONE / MP3 PLAYER
FROM CONDUCTOR NUMBER 17
http://www.restlessculture.net/downloads/

(2) INTERPRETIVE DOCUMENTATION OF CONDUCTOR NUMBER 17 - BY FRANK WEIGEL
http://www.restlessculture.net/downloads/

(3) .MP3 PREVIEW FROM THE FORTHCOMING CONDUCTOR AUDIO COMPANION TO BE PERFORMED *LIVE* AND IN ITS ENTIRETY AT THE DRUNKEN BOAT RELEASE PARTY THIS THURSDAY (DETAILS BELOW)
http://www.restlessculture.net/downloads/

(4) .MP3 REMIX OF 'A FEVER LECTURE' : SMALL TWEAKS ALLOW FOR BETTER BOTTOM
http://www.restlessculture.net/downloads/

(5) SEANCE UPDATES
http://www.restlessculture.net/seance

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Drunken Boat Launch Party
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Thursday, February 19th, 2004, 7:30 pm

Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street (between Frost and Richardson Sts.) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11211
(718) 302-3770
Subway: L train to Lorimer St; G train to Metropolitan Ave.
<http://www.petescandystore.com>

Drunken Boat, online journal for the arts <http://www.drunkenboat.com>, kicks off Issue#6 with a multimedia extravaganza, featuring poets Andrea Baker, Benjamin Gantcher, Brian Kim Stefans, and sound artists Latasha Natasha Diggs and Cary Peppermint.

Contact Ravi Shankar editor@drunkenboat.com or
(860) 832-2766 for more details.

PERFORMERS:

Andrea Baker's work is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fence, La Petite Zine, Lit, Vert, and Volt. She is Poetry Editor at 3rd Bed and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and son.

Benjamin Gantcher's poems have appeared in several journals and magazines, including Archipelago, Slate and Tin House, and are forthcoming in Grand Street.

Brian Kim Stefans has published several books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently Jai-lai for Autocrats (poems, Portable Press) and Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics (Atelos Books), a miscellany of interviews, poems and poetics. His essay on the political blog he created and co-edited called Circulars (http://www.arras.net/circulars/) is forthcoming in a book by MIT Press later this year. He runs arras.net, devoted to new media poetry and poetics.

Writer and vocalist, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs' literary and sound works have been published and recorded in various publications and for music projects ranging from rock to house. She is the author of two chap-books, Ichi-Ban: from the files of negrita muneca linda and Ni-ban: Villa Miseria and the producer and writer for the conceptual audio project, Television. A fellow of the Cave Canem Workshop for African American Poets, she is a 2002 Harvestworks Digital Media Arts artist in residence, a 2003 Zora Neale Hurston recipient from Naropa Institute, and a 2003 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. She is also the lead electronic vocalist for the Zappa-esque jam band, Yohimbe Brothers, fronted by Vernon Reid and DJ Logic. She lives in Harlem.

Cary Peppermint is a performance artist involved with immersive environments of convergent media. His work flows through organic and new media technologies, incorporating live performance, interactive installations, experimental music, and the internet. At the most basic level, Peppermint's works are concerned with mediation and the reduction of space and time. Peppermint's works comprise some of the first real-time, interactive performance art realized via the internet including "The Mashed Potato Supper" conceived in 1995 as part of Edinburgh's Fringe Film and Video Festival OE96 and "Conductor Number One" included in "PORT: Navigating Digital Culture" at MIT List Visual Arts Center in 1996. Peppermint lives in New York where he releases work through his performative online database of convergent media at http://www.restlessculture.net

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Ravi Shankar
Poet-in-Residence
Assistant Professor
CCSU - English Dept.
860-832-2766
shankarr@ccsu.edu