marc garrett
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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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A Manifesto for Being Correct in the Arts


Hi Glenn,

Much thanks for your thoughts on the matter...

It's more of a polemic on the conditions that dominated freedom of expression.

It is not proposing an absolute, just for individuals & groups to explore where alternatives may exist, rather than just going through the motions of being directed by social scripts dominating our societal behaviours.

A disruption for a pause ;-)

wishing you well.

marc


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A Manifesto for Being Correct in the Arts


A Manifesto for Being Correct in the Arts

You’ve been to the correct schools and universities

You’ve been to the correct galleries & museums

You’ve been to the correct conferences & festivals

You’ve said the correct things to the correct people

You’ve supported the correct artists & correct canons

You’ve pulled rank on less correct individuals & groups

You’ve given prizes to the correct individuals & groups

You’ve chosen the correct route to boost your status

You’ve chosen the correct route to boost your power

You’re so correct you may not even know this is about you...


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Piratbyrån and Friends at Furtherfield @F.A.T


Article by Geraldine Juarez | Piratbyrån and Friends at Furtherfield. | F.A.T.

“Internet history is a history of friendships, the history of friendships is a history of meetings “ – @monki

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The place where Piratbyrån and F.A.T meet was of course in IRC and then the groups overlapped basically because of kopimi, like everything else does in the internet and AFK.

Fatties Evan, Geraldine and Magnus were last week in London hanging out in Harringay with the Piratbyrån bunch and setting up the exhibition “Piratbyrån and Friends”, that opened in Furtherfield last saturday.

The exhibition traces stories and affinities behind the swedish group of friends from which the most resilient cultural project on the planet emerged a decade ago. The gallery exhibition features a collection of archival material, t-shirts, films, comissioned artworks-networks and oddities- together with a vast and complex digital archive available in the Commons of Furtherfield and inside the Kopimi Totem, ready for you to explore and copy.

http://fffff.at/piratbyran-and-friends/

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Enlisting the Body: Joseph DeLappe and "Social Tactics”.


Enlisting the Body: Joseph DeLappe and "Social Tactics”.

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Chris Lanier interviews new media artist Joseph DeLappe about his retrospective exhibition "Social Tactics" at the Fresno Art Museum, and his Drone Memorial project at Fresno State University.

The Fresno Art Museum, in collaboration with the Fresno State Center for Creativity and the Arts, is exhibiting "Social Tactics," a mini-retrospective of the work of Joseph DeLappe, a new media artist and director of the Digital Media Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The exhibit has been running alongside the construction of a to-scale sculptural reproduction of an MQ1 Predator Drone on the campus of Fresno State, coordinated by DeLappe and executed by students and volunteers. I had the opportunity to interview DeLappe about his work, and the way it connects to militarism, memorialization, and embodiment. His work has been an ongoing critique of games that look like war, and warfare that looks like gaming – insisting that, within the hall of mirrors that forms "simulation culture," reality still must be accounted for, and attended to.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/enlisting-body-joseph-delappe-and-social-tactics

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The Absurdity of Art Speak, Art Worlds, and what we can learn from Big Data


The Absurdity of Art Speak, Art Worlds, and what we can learn from Big Data.

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Annet Decker interviews Jonas Lund whose practice revolves around the mechanisms that constitute contemporary art production, its market & the established 'art worlds'. Using a wide variety of media, combining software-based works with performance, installation, video, photography and sculptures, he produces works that have an underlying foundation in writing code. By approaching art world systems from a programmatic point of view, the work engages through a criticality largely informed by algorithms and 'big data'.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/absurdity-art-speak-art-worlds-and-what-we-can-learn-big-data