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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DISCUSSION

Furtherfield needs a decent free server...


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Anyone in the UK who wants to give server space to us? We are a growing col=
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going since 97. We need a reliable server that we can use all the time so t=
o run projects that are diverse and in a constant flux state. Visit our sit=
e, all server owners in the UK and ponder on giving us help to survive.

Marc Garrett

Co founder of furtherfield & furthernoise - Digital artist/activist/writer/=
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http://www.furtherfield.org

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<P><STRONG>Anyone in the UK who wants to give server space to us? We are a=

growing collective practicing in an eclectic and challenging&nbsp; independ=
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site, all server owners in the UK and ponder on giving us help to
survive.<BR><BR>Marc Garrett</STRONG></P>
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artist/activist/writer/curator/creative
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Re: Press:Rhizome.org Elects Magdalena Sawon toBoard of Directors


His action strategies in finding platforms for creative types on a collecti=
ve level can also be viewed as art in its own right I believe.

Marc

In a message dated 6/8/2002 8:47:14 PM Central Daylight Time, info@furthe=
rfield.org writes:

Mark Tribe an Artist? Good question though...

His car-sorting project was not the worst art ever. Plus his compact, we=
ll-knit frame is art of the highest caliber in itself. Haircut too.

Tim

DISCUSSION

Re: Performance activist art!!!


Hello Natalie,

Just read a post of yours from a couple days ago in relation to 'how do you=
expect to have moral art in an immoral pollitical society?'

I do not think using a word such as 'moral' works in a world that has had s=
o experience of being tortured by moral groups who in their function exploi=
tative such as right wing religions for instance. For instance Bush moraliz=
es yet with his other hand exploits the world for corporate & military cont=
rol. Too long have the powers that be via their moral rhetoric imposed thei=
r own agendas on people all over the world. That is why many citizens are f=
orming new strategies to gain information on their own terms rather than it=
being diluted through propaganda channels. This way we can be informed and=
form our judgments on any political situation that occurs. Independent net=
working/collectivism is the key for survival in a world that is keen to pro=
mote weaponry products above human lives.

marc garrett

Think........... David Lynch, Lost Highway delivering packages to yoursel=
f (or gifts) that call attention to the realities in which you live. What h=
as been done here is the idea of gift giving. The gift is reality given to =
the people of America by an artist that has mimicked Lynch. In this case th=
e artist has made a mockery out of Bush's fight on terrorism and challenged=
it in an absurd juvenile way. It used to be you would hit the mail box wit=
h a bat while speeding around in your car. So we have advanced now to blowi=
ng them up with pipe bombs. Wouldn't it be cool if you could blow the mail =
boxes up with remote controll airplanes that dropped bombs on them. Anyway =
i think it is funny. But that is just another part of imperialism. How do y=
ou expect to have moral art in an immoral pollitical society?

Natalie

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Domestic Idols


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I found the bones of all your ghosts
Locked in the wishing well
While birdsong gourmets dragged empty nets
I slumbered in my shell

In mitternacht, die mensch-maschine
Kissed me on my eyes
I rose and left the fire-ladies
Glowing lonely in the night
With all the pornographers
Burning torches beneath the sea

Chorus:

I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine

I stole a cathode face from newscasts
And a crumbling fugue of songs
From the reservoir of video souls
In the lakes beneath my tongue
In flesh of ash and silent movies
I walked at boulevards again
A nebula of unfinished creatures
From the lifetimes of my friends
I hope your innocence has depraved me

(Chorus)

Broadcast me, scrambled clean
Or free me from this flesh
Let the armchair cannibals take their fill
In every cell across wilderness
We'll trip such a strangled tango
We'll waltz a wonderland affair
Let's run to meet the tide tomorrow
Leave all emotion dying there
In the star cold beyond all of your dreams

(Chorus)

Ah!

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Want To
Be A Machine</FONT></A><BR><FONT size=3>I found the bones of all your
ghosts<BR>Locked in the wishing well<BR>While birdsong gourmets dragged emp=
ty
nets<BR>I slumbered in my shell<BR><BR>In mitternacht, die
mensch-maschine<BR>Kissed me on my eyes<BR>I rose and left the
fire-ladies<BR>Glowing lonely in the night<BR>With all the
pornographers<BR>Burning torches beneath the sea<BR><BR>Chorus:<BR><BR>I wa=
nt to
be a machine<BR>I want to be a machine<BR>I want to be a machine<BR>I want =
to be
a machine<BR><BR>I stole a cathode face from newscasts<BR>And a crumbling f=
ugue
of songs<BR>From the reservoir of video souls<BR>In the lakes beneath my
tongue<BR>In flesh of ash and silent movies<BR>I walked at boulevards again=
<BR>A
nebula of unfinished creatures<BR>From the lifetimes of my friends<BR>I hop=
e
your innocence has depraved me<BR><BR>(Chorus)<BR><BR>Broadcast me, scrambl=
ed
clean<BR>Or free me from this flesh<BR>Let the armchair cannibals take thei=
r
fill<BR>In every cell across wilderness<BR>We'll trip such a strangled
tango<BR>We'll waltz a wonderland affair<BR>Let's run to meet the tide
tomorrow<BR>Leave all emotion dying there<BR>In the star cold beyond all of=
your
dreams<BR><BR>(Chorus)<BR><BR>Ah!</FONT><BR><BR></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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