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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(Conceptual) Art, Cryptocurrency and Beyond.


(Conceptual) Art, Cryptocurrency and Beyond.

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Rob Myers brings together the history of conceptual art and the future of Bitcoin-style blockchain technology for what would have been a panel presentation at The White Building for V&A Digital Futures: Money No Object.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/conceptual-art-cryptocurrency-and-beyond

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Data as Culture


Data as Culture

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Review/article by Daniel Rourke

Rourke wallows in curator Shiri Shalmy's ongoing project Data as Culture, examining works by Paolo Cirio and James Bridle that deal explicitly with the concatenation of data. What happens when society is governed by a regime of data about data, increasingly divorced from the symbolic?

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/data-culture

DISCUSSION

Data as Culture


Data as Culture

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Review/article by Daniel Rourke

Rourke wallows in curator Shiri Shalmy's ongoing project Data as Culture, examining works by Paolo Cirio and James Bridle that deal explicitly with the concatenation of data. What happens when society is governed by a regime of data about data, increasingly divorced from the symbolic?

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/data-culture

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Digital pleasure in the aesthetic artefact | Review of HOLO Magazine


Book Review | Digital pleasure in the aesthetic artefact |

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By Mark Hancock.

You know a book review is going well when you disengage your critical mind and find yourself falling into the text and just soaking up everything you're reading. HOLO magazine gets you like that. I don't think it's too much of an exaggeration to say that HOLO magazine is itself a work of art. And a solid, thick volume at that. In an era when many mainstream art magazines produce something that could easily fit into a satchel or handbag, HOLO sits on the table like a portable gallery space.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/digital-pleasure-aesthetic-artefact

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Pencil-Line-Eraser: An Interesting & Worthwhile Exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher, London


Pencil-Line-Eraser: An Interesting and Worthwhile Exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher, London.

Michael Szpakowski reviews Pencil-Line-Eraser, the 'expanded' drawing exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher in London and finds a great deal to commend in it, though it also raises some knotty problems too...

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/pencil-line-eraser-interesting-and-worthwhile-exhibition-carrollfletcher

“Pencil / Line / Eraser, the current exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher, spanning both the main Eastcastle Street gallery and their nearby Riding House Street project space, is well worth a visit. It’s never less than engaging and there are several pieces that lodge, linger and ferment in the mind long after the bus or train ride home.

They describe the show as “surveying recent works in expanded drawing which use paper and line as a point of departure” and, let me say again, whatever I have to say that is critical you won’t waste your time there. Far from it.

This review will be in two parts – first, & with an innocent(ish) eye, I’ll sing the praises of the work that itself sang to me during my visit and then I’ll vent about the things that irritated me, more a question of contextualisation and commentary than of the work itself, although in today’s text ridden and intention trumpeting art world it’s sometimes a little difficult to unpick one from the other. Since the artists cannot completely escape responsibility this has consequence for any assessment of some of the work.” Szpakowski