Swinging back into the Syracuse art side of things, SU’s Warehouse Gallery is currently featuring a very cool, provocative, and intriguing exhibit called ecoarttech: wilderness 24/7. It opened back in November 2012 and runs through Saturday, February 9th. It’s a collaborative with an environmental basis that juxtaposes nature with technology using an interdisciplinary approach. Via ecoarttech: “Merging primitive with emergent technologies, their projects investigate the overlapping terrain between “nature,” built environments, mobility, and electronic spaces.” Very interesting stuff.
ecoarttech is a 2005-founded, Rochester-based art and theory collaborative featuring artists Leila Nadir and Cary Pepperment. Nadir is a Columbia University graduate and was the Wellesley College Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow of Environmental Humanities in 2010 and 2011. Peppermint is a Assistant Professor of Digital Art at U of R. They are an unique artistic duo that have been collaborating since 1996 when they met. As an aside, these two backgrounds seems so perfectly suited to this specific work. Given the modern, current elements of Digital Art combined with the often esoteric would of Humanities and theory in general (trust me, I’ve been through it), ecoarttech: wilderness 24/7 promises to be an amazing, if intellectually-heavy discussion of the environment, technology, and human interaction with the environment.
I’m not saying this is for everybody, but if any of the above are issues or topics close to your heart I highly recommend checking it out. The closing event is on Saturday, February 9th and is entitled 3 Ecologies and features both Nadir and Peppermint. It kicks off at The Warehouse Gallery at 4:00 p.m.
You’ll be able to see ecoarttech’s basecamp.exe, among others. Click here for full details.
The Warehouse Gallery: Ecoarttech: Wilderness 24/7
Through Saturday, February 9th
The Warehouse Gallery
350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse (Directions)
Tuesday through Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Third Thursdays (TH3) 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: Closed.
FREE and open to the public.
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