Gate Pages :: August 01: Cary Peppermint


Cary Peppermint's work involves a broad conceptualist approach to new media technologies. He often-times combines performance and the web to permeate a multitude of networks within and beyond the internet. Peppermint applies recombinant strategies to commercial sites and publications, such as Ebay.com, Evite.com, The New York Daily News, Artforum and Mp3.com, and employs them as carriers of his interactive compositions of chance or "restless culture." Peppermint's works comprise some of the first real-time performance art realized via the internet including "The Mashed Potato Supper" as part of Edinburgh's Fringe Film and Video Festival in 1995 and "Conductor Number One" included in PORT: Navigating Digital Culture in 1996. Peppermint lives in New York where he consistently disseminates his work through his independent website of information-art called "Restlessculture.net." His work has been exhibited in international festivals and centers of contemporary art, such as Osnabruck's European Media Art Festival and Walker Art Center's first major survey of internet art, "Beyond Interface." Peppermint's performances have taken place at The Kitchen, Postmaster's Gallery, and ISEA, as well as numerous other venues and art spaces. He is a 2001 recipient of a Franklin Furnace Performance Art Grant in support of his upcoming hybrid-media performance-installation entitled "Conductor Number Zero" which is scheduled for release in spring 2002.