An Interview with Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint of Ecoarttech
Sophia Kosmaoglou interviews Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir, co-founders of ecoarttech (2005). An artist duo working at the intersection of media, technology, and environments. Cary and Leila work interdisciplinarily, drawing on ideas and methodologies from digital studies, philosophy, literature, ecological science, critical/cultural studies, and art. Their work uses mobile technology and digital networks to offer alternatives to both the idea of the technological fix and the romantic return to nature.
Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint founded Ecoarttech in 2005. They teach Video Art and Sustainability Studies at the University of Rochester in New York and they work with a range of institutions, including the Whitney Museum, Turbulence.org and the University of North Texas. They have exhibited at MIT Media Lab, Smackmellon Gallery, European Media Art Festival, Exit Art Gallery and the Neuberger Museum of Art. In June 2012, they will be artists in residence at Joya: Arte+Ecología, an off-the-grid residency program based at Cortijada Los Gázquez in Parque Natural Sierra Maria-Los Velez in Eastern Andalucía.