marc garrett
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80's from the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the locally popular 'Savage Yet Tender' alternative broadcasting 1980's group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events, pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was co-sysop (systems operator) for a while with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS, dedicated to arts, technology and hacking.

Co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts collectives and communities- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org, netbehaviour.org, also cofounder and co-curator/director of the gallery space called HTTP Gallery in London, UK. Currently involved in co-running, collaborating with many others on Node.London. Also co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, nationally and Internationally such as Game/play a touring exhibiton.
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Jenifa Taught Me - Constant Dullart Review | By Rachel Falconer


Jenifa Taught Me - Constant Dullart Review | By Rachel Falconer.

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http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/jenifa-taught-me-constant-dullart-review

The artist Constant Dullart in conversation with Rachel Falconer reflecting on his recent show Stringendo, Vanishing Mediators at Caroll/Fletcher. Exporing the liminal space and broadcast politics of the balcony and unpicking Dullart's Balconisation Manifesto.

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E-Vapour-8 at Site Gallery: REVIEW | By Nathan Jones


E-Vapour-8 at Site Gallery: REVIEW | By Nathan Jones

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Nathan Jones visits E-Vapour-8 at SITE Gallery, in Sheffield - a series of aesthetically and conceptually haunted works opening onto the death of rave - and finds an affecting, and more modern show than he was lead to expect.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/e-vapour-8-site-gallery-review

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Die GstettenSaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl. A post-apocalyptic aftermath of the “Google Wars”


Die GstettenSaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl. A post-apocalyptic aftermath of the “Google Wars”.

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"A mad post-collapse satire of information culture and tech fetishism, in a weird sort of melding of Stalker, Network, and The Bed-Sitting Room." (Richard Kadrey)

Stefan Lutschinger Reviews Die GstettenSaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl, an Austrian hackploitation art house film by Johannes Grenzfurthner, mastermind of the international art-technology-philosophy group monochrom, co-produced by the media collective Traum & Wahnsinn. Reimagining the makerspace as grindhouse, the story is set in the post-apocalyptic aftermath of the “Google Wars” – an armed global conflict between the last two remaining superpowers China and Google - which has turned what remained of the Alps into a Gstetten.

http://t.co/SEUZuW032e


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The ABC of Accelerationist Blockchain Critique


The ABC of Accelerationist Blockchain Critique.

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By Rob Myers - http://go.shr.lc/1jvMf3d

With sculptures that sell themselves on eBay & cryptocurrencies for owning GIF images, art is already in the era of smart contracts. It's time to use the same technology to solve the crisis of art cirticism. Ready for the Accelerationist future of critique on the blockchain?

Accelerationism came to prominence in 2013 with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams's hashtag-titled manifesto. A cloud computing-era spin on the old Marxist argument that we first need to perfect capitalism in order to transcend it, its lineage is fleshed out in a new book from Urbanomic. Urbanomic claim (among others) Nick Land's skynet midwifery, J.G. Ballard's science fictionalization of culture, and Marx himself as precursors to Accelerationism, establishing it as a serious anti-humanistic response to the challenges that humanity faces if it is to avoid extinction. Similar to Christine Harold's strategy of "intensification", Accelerationism calls for us to appropriate the value of capital's developments and transform them materially into something else rather than attempt to resist them head-on or refuse them in our hearts.


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Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World!


Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World!

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Marc Garrett writes about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and looks at science and technological determinism, and humanity’s bond with digital media and social networks. It includes human-machine relations, cyborgs, theories in cyber-culture, classical and SF literature and contemporary art practices across the fields of media art, hacktivism, activism, feminism and cyberpunk. http://go.shr.lc/1v2AoRK

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the focus for this text but it also brings into the mix, Greek mythology and Prometheus - the Titan, and what the myth symbolizes, asking, in what form does he exist in the world today? It is a playful assemblage of unresolved contemplations that have been sitting around asking for light in the back of my mind. This is a stripped down version of the original study about mythology, technology, fear and revolution.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/prometheus-20-and-our-god-complex