Cary Peppermint
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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, 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; "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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Cary Peppermint : Conductor Performance : Portland, Maine

Mon Jul 14, 2003 00:00 - Fri Jul 11, 2003

Cary Peppermint : Conductor Number 17 (lite)
With Eric Laperna & Carrye Castleman-Ross

Stillhouse Arts Theater
Monday July 14th, 2003
108 State Street, Portland, Maine
8 p.m. $5 suggested donation.
Call (207) 879-5498.

At precisely 10 p.m. on November 8, 2002, two men entered a converted warehouse at #56 Water Street, in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. " This is a technolecture, " they bellowed at the crowd. " This is an exposure. This is a seance. Now everyone, get down on the floor. " One of the men was Tarpigh's Eric LaPerna. He was helping the mastermind behind the whole operation, one Cary Peppermint. Surveillance devices were involved. Part of their mission statement: " We will set up conditions. However, we will maintain an openness toward negotiation. " Some sort of terrorist act? Only if you consider performance art an act of terrorism. This was " Conductor Number 17, Version 1.0, " part of a series Peppermint has been working on for the last few years. No one was hurt. Hopefully, they learned something. Made a mental or emotional connection. Peppermint is at the Stillhouse Studio Theatre tonight and who knows what he'll perpetrate on the unsuspecting crowd there. Opening for Peppermint is Sopium, a musical duo featuring LaPerna and Carrye Castleman-Ross.



conductor documentation

The Conductor went "colorific" this time because of the following reasons: (1)Eriko Tamura designed Conductor Seventeen Sportwear. (2) Christina Mohammed created shimmery, red curtains. (3) Jai Cha wanted to control his "dance camera" via remote control and so he proposed using Mini-DV cameras instead of the standard Conductor, Ultrak surveillance cameras. (4) Digital video is not so new anymore and has taken on a seasoned, dated aura all its own.

I invite you to take a look at the latest documentation including photos and mp3 downloads from "Conductor Number Seventeen Version 4.0" performed at Bronx River Arts in the Bronx, NYC on May 24th, 2003.



A Sincerity Lecture

This is a newly completed .mp3 version of one the Technolectures from "Conductor Number Seventeen V4.0." This particular Technolecture along with 6 other Technolectures will be given this Saturday, May 24th, starting promptly at 3pm at Bronx River Arts at 1087 East Tremont Ave, The Bronx, NYC.

The title of this Technolecture is "A Sincerity Lecture." This Technolecture is concerned only with THE FACTS. This Technolecture is a concentrated effort on my behalf to translate to you through this particular mp3 file THAT WHICH ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

For 6 months the "techno-bass-pulse" that is the backbone for
"A Sincerity Lecture" has inhabited my headspace. I oftentimes vocally mimic it when alone and walking around the city: "BRLOCK-BROK-BLOK-BUUP-BOP-BROK-A-BRA-BOC-BRLOCK-BRLOCK." It reminds me of the tonality of bullfrogs but processed within this Technolecture as a recognizable rhythm and thus a much more pleasurable audio experience for the listener who requires a "strange comfort" or an "odd familiarity" or rather an indulgence in the uncanny.

I have been recording and re-recording the primary vocal component to "A Sincerity Lecture" for the last 4 days. Since 11:20am, Thursday May 15th, 2003, I have accumulated 28 different vocal tracks all stored efficiently on a 120gigabyte LaCie firewire drive purchased online through J&R World and delivered to my apartment exactly one week ago tomorrow via Federal Express.

Today at 5:50pm, Sunday May 18th, 2003 I decided that I had to stop recording these different versions of primary vocal tracks and accept THE FACT that I may never be able to "sound" exactly the way I would like to "sound" for you with regards to this particular Technolecture. However please note this is only release version 1.0 of "A Sincerity Lecture."

Much to my surprise the vocal-preamble for the work was recorded in one quick and direct take starting at 6:20pm and ending shortly thereafter at 6:25pm. I engaged in a mix-down process via Cubase that lasted until 9:15pm. The mixdown resulted in an .aiff file which was converted to an .mp3 file and then promptly uploaded at 9:35pm for public reception at

The piece runs at 6 minutes, 55 seconds. It is an 7.9 MB download. I have a 56k dial-up connection and the piece took exactly 15 minutes to upload so 56k users could expect roughly the same amount of time for the download. I imagine if you have a DSL/cable connection or better this will be no problem.

Cary Peppermint


Cary Peppermint Performance

Sat May 24, 2003 00:00 - Sun May 11, 2003

Cary Peppermint - Conductor Number Seventeen V4.0
Bronx River Art Center
Saturday May 24, 2003


We Stand for Peace & Justice

I encourage everybody to go to the following site and add their name.

We Stand for Peace & Justice

In addition, I encourage all artists to place a banner on their site with a link to the above address. If you want you can download and use the one I have just placed at

It is my humble opinion that at this moment in time new-media/technology artists must do anything within their conscious and power to re-direct the media toward sincere-information devoid of the propoganda that is being issued forth by the Bush Administration in support of its immoral & unjust "war."