[spectre] An Interview with Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint of Ecoarttech

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Apr 20 11:12:03 CEST 2012

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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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