marc garrett

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Member Since January 1, 1996

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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“What cultured people want, in terms of language (and thought), is to be well-defined, correctly positioned in strictly combined terms, and this is what they call good speech, good thought ...
At last, an interview on here relating to social stuff!

Much thanks for this…

marc
This really cheers me up. I am hoping that this means that Rhizome will bring back some of its edginess & connections to other cultures once more, and not over ...
6 years, 1 month ago on Top 5 - 10

I have mentioned this on here many times, but alas no change as yet - so much for being rhizomatic…

marc
6 years, 3 months ago on Notes on Going Under

Thank you very much for an excellent and enjoyable article - I am biased towards this kind of stuff anyway. Also, I have been dj'ing again playing punk, new wave, electro ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

Hi Ceci & all,

Thank you for your response I am going on holiday for a week. So will not be able to discuss any of this right now, but ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

Hi Brian & all,

Yes, Ruth Catlow & myself asked many people in fact. We posted a request to people who use the Internet world-wide, to support our pledge "we ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

Hi Curt & Franz,

Like Rhizome.org, furtherfield.org are dedicated to art, but we believe that all nuances should be allowed to breath and thrive on its own terms ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

Hi Fratha,

I think we are coming from a similar point of view here. As you mentioned, it is a natural process, but it did not have to be this ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

Hi Fratha,

I agree with your observations. Yet I am wondering how much this might have to with what Rhizome is now-today, perhaps it is suffering from its past success ...
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

I think that Max has a point here actually - perhaps Rhizome is eating itself these days.

To be honest, it would be great to see some contemporary, independent artists more ...
6 years, 10 months ago on Rhizome Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day

Hi John,

Here is the original link announced on Rhizome. It finishes on March 30th…

http://rhizome.org/announce/view/52976

Thanks for your attention…

marc
6 years, 10 months ago on Rhizome Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day

Hi Pall,

Yes it does…
6 years, 10 months ago on Rhizome Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day

Hey, What about commenting on furtherfield's involvement in this - or are we just out of bounds these days?
6 years, 11 months ago on Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga

Hi Salvatore,

I agree, it is always a useful tactic to be optimistic ;-)
6 years, 11 months ago on Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga

I prefer the 'Andy Warhol - rejected from the RomaEuropaWebFactory Prize' work.

http://rhizome.org/discuss/view/41839

Judging by the amount of people who viewed it '393', in contrast to ...