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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DISCUSSION

We Stand for Peace & Justice


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

We Stand for Peace & Justice
http://www.zmag.org/wspj/index.cfm

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 http://www.restlessculture.net

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."

-CP

DISCUSSION

We Stand for Peace & Justice


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

We Stand for Peace & Justice
http://www.zmag.org/wspj/index.cfm

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 http://www.restlessculture.net

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."

-CP

DISCUSSION

A Fever Lecture


This is a newly completed .mp3 version of one the technolectures from "Conductor Number Seventeen." This particular technolecture along with 6 other technolectures will be given Saturday, February 8th, 10pm at Collective Unconscious in NYC.

The title of the lecture is "A Fever Lecture." The "music" part of the lecture was re-mixed at 7:12pm on Tuesday, February 4th, 2003. The voice track was recorded at 8:10pm and quickly deleted at 8:30pm and then a vocal-preamble was recorded for the piece beginning at 8:42pm. The preamble was edited once at 9:03pm, eliminating what the artist (me) deemed excessive use of the of the word "goddamn." At 9:15pm the .aiff file was converted to an .mp3 file and then promptly uploaded at 9:20pm for public reception at

http://www.restlessculture.net/downloads/fever_lecture.mp3

The piece runs at 10 minutes, 14 seconds. It is an 11.7 MB download. This time is too long by popular music standards, however "A Fever Lecture" is not intended as popular music. I have a 56k dial-up connection and the piece took exactly 23 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.

Between now and May 2003 I will release 6 additional lectures from "Conductor Number Seventeen" for download in .mp3 format.

Sincerely,
Cary Peppermint

DISCUSSION

A Fever Lecture


This is a newly completed .mp3 version of one the technolectures from
"Conductor Number Seventeen." This particular technolecture along with 6
other technolectures will be given this Saturday, February 8th, 10pm at
Collective Unconscious in NYC.

The title of the lecture is "A Fever Lecture." The "music" part of the
lecture was re-mixed at 7:12pm on Tuesday, February 4th, 2003. The voice
track was recorded at 8:10pm and quickly deleted at 8:30pm and then a
vocal-preamble was recorded for the piece beginning at 8:42pm. The preamble
was edited once at 9:03pm, eliminating what the artist (me) deemed excessive
use of the of the word "goddamn." At 9:15pm the .aiff file was converted to
an .mp3 file and then promptly uploaded at 9:20pm for public reception at

http://www.restlessculture.net/downloads/fever_lecture.mp3

The piece runs at 10 minutes, 14 seconds. It is an 11.7 MB download. This
time is too long by popular music standards, however "A Fever Lecture" is
not intended as popular music. I have a 56k dial-up connection and the
piece took exactly 23 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.

Between now and May 2003 I will release 6 additional lectures from
"Conductor Number Seventeen" for download in .mp3 format.

Sincerely,
Cary Peppermint

EVENT

Cary Peppermint - Performance - Condcutor Number Seventeen


Dates:
Sat Feb 08, 2003 00:00 - Wed Jan 22, 2003

For Immediate Release
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An evening with Performance Artist Cary Peppermint as he presents a raw, improvisational and "lite" version release of "Conductor Number Seventeen" the latest in his ongoing series of performances or "Technolectures."

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Saturday February 8th, 2003, 10PM - $5.00 Admission
Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow Street, NYC - 212.254.5277

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Conductor Number Seventeen is Cary Peppermint's latest version in a continuing series of multi-media performances first conceived by the artist for "PORT", a pioneering exhibition of new media technologies and online strategies initiated by Artnetweb at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in January of 1997. Peppermint's Conductor performances deal directly and brazenly with issues of mediation by incorporating live video/surveillance technology that requires viewers to observe in simultaneity the actual performance event and the real-time (live) approximation of that event. In Conductor performances Peppermint engages multiple technologies to deliver his own discourse of spoken language and techno-music that he terms "Technolectures." Through both high & low-tech devices including halogen work-lamps, laptop computers, and even a ukulele, Peppermint questions the effectiveness, potential and the necessity of the "live" performer.

Past performances have included varied performance-art "jam-sessions" including Peppermint conducting his techno-lectures from the confines of a pine-box for Conductors Number One and Nine and sealing himself off completely in an 14 by 14 room for "Conductor Number Zero."

"I like to consider the invention of the phonograph and its early alternate label of 'ghost-box.' The 'ghost-box' produced voices from people who did not exist... at least in physical presence. To reproduce the 'live' event is to be involved with the work of the 'dead', the very act of (media) entombment.