[NetBehaviour] An Interview with Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint of Ecoarttech
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An Interview with Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint of Ecoarttech
By Sophia Kosmaoglou.
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.
Sophia Kosmaoglou, is a conceptual artist with a history of working in a
broad range of media and more recently with a focus on performance and
sound intervention. Kosmaoglou recently submitted her practice-led Phd
thesis entitled "The self-conscious artist and the politics of art: from
insitutional critique to underground cinema". She also teaches art
studio practice, particularly sculpture and video & film production,
critical theory and the history and philosophy of art since the
mid-nineteenth century, politics, curating and professional development.
A video editor with film-making experience and experience in the media
industries. Also a member of arts collective Exploding Cinema. Other
interests lie in collaborative practice, extra-institutional or
self-organised practices, sustainability, politics and confrontation.
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