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

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BIO
Marc Garrett is co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the Internet arts collectives and communities – Furtherfield.org, Furthernoise.org, Netbehaviour.org, also co-founder and co-curator/director of the gallery space formerly known as 'HTTP Gallery' now called the Furtherfield Gallery in London (Finsbury Park), UK. Co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, projects nationally and internationally. Co-editor of 'Artists Re:Thinking Games' with Ruth Catlow and Corrado Morgana 2010. Hosted Furtherfield's critically acclaimed weekly broadcast on UK's Resonance FM Radio, a series of hour long live interviews with people working at the edge of contemporary practices in art, technology & social change. Currently doing an Art history Phd at the University of London, Birkbeck College.

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) with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS with Irational.org.

Our mission is to co-create extraordinary art that connects with contemporary audiences providing innovative, engaging and inclusive digital and physical spaces for appreciating and participating in practices in art, technology and social change. As well as finding alternative ways around already dominating hegemonies, thus claiming for ourselves and our peer networks a culturally aware and critical dialogue beyond traditional hierarchical behaviours. Influenced by situationist theory, fluxus, free and open source culture, and processes of self-education and peer learning, in an art, activist and community context.
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Choose Your Muse Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson


Choose Your Muse Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson.

Marc Garrett interviews Lynn Hershman Leeson artist and filmmaker, who over the last three decades has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of new technologies and her investigations of issues that are now recognized as key to the working of our society: identity in a time of consumerism, privacy in a era of surveillance, interfacing of humans and machines, and the relationship between real and virtual worlds. Modern Art Oxford is currently hosting a major solo exhibition of her work 'Origins of a Species, Part 2', open until 9 August 2015.

Choose Your Muse is a new series of interviews where Marc Garrett asks emerging and established artists, curators, techies, hacktivists, activists and theorists; practising across the fields of art, technology and social change, how and what has inspired them, personally, artistically and culturally.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/choose-your-muse-interview-lynn-hershman-leeson


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Science Fiction Realism


Science Fiction Realism

Erik Zepka considers the interface of science fiction ideas and experiential realism in contemporary internet cultural practice. As part of art production shifts towards online networks of makers. A consideration of that content could provide hints of what ideas have become politically relevant to the digital commons.

http://bit.ly/1M80FZN

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Choose Your Muse Interview: Jeremy Bailey


Choose Your Muse Interview: Jeremy Bailey.

Marc Garrett interviews Jeremy Bailey, known for his satire and parodies on the practices of new technologies. We find out what has inspired him, personally, artistically and culturally.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/choose-your-muse-interview-jeremy-bailey

Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto based Famous New Media Artist. Recent projects include performances for Rhizome's Seven on Seven in New York, The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Tate Liverpool. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Transmediale in Berlin, and group exhibitions at Mediamatic in Amsterdam, Museums Quartier in Vienna and Balice Hertling in Paris. Recent commissions include projects for FACT in Liverpool, Turner Contemporary in Margate UK, and The New Museum in New York.

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Dead Reckoning – Ellie Harrison and The Art of Austerity


Dead Reckoning – Ellie Harrison and The Art of Austerity

Gordon Dalton reviews High Street Casualties: Ellie Harrison's Zombie Walk, through the city in collaboration with Ort Gallery. Highlighting the 'creative destructive' forces of capitalism on Birmingham's busy shopping streets.

“Like all of the best horror stories, this is a story about something that refuses to die. Despite, or perhaps because of being slashed and burned, prodded and poked in a laboratory and being raised from the grave at least three times, artist Ellie Harrison’s project, High Street Casualties, lives to fight on another day, perhaps with a number of sequels to come.”

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/dead-reckoning-%E2%80%93-ellie-harrison-and-art-austerity