marc garrett
Since the beginning
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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Piratbyrån and Friends | Exhibition at Furtherfield May-June 2014


Piratbyrån and Friends | Exhibition at Furtherfield



Piratbyrån and Friends, curated by Rachel Falconer and Furtherfield traces the stories of cultural sharing and affinity-building among the activities and values of the members of Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy). The exhibition presents screenings, installations and artworks by the Swedish artist/activist group, including a newly commissioned work by artists Geraldine Juarez and Evan Roth.

Curated by Rachel Falconer & Furtherfield
3 May - Sunday 8 June 2014.

More info here…
http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/piratbyran-and-friends

DISCUSSION

Computers and Capital: The Rise of Digital Currency. By Rob Myers


Computers and Capital: The Rise of Digital Currency" at Coinfest 2014 in Vancouver and online is a net art exploration of Bitcoin.

Rob Myers takes a look at how the artists involved rise to the task of visualising the social and technical complexities of the popular but troubled cryptocurrency.

“Bitcoin is the leading cryptographic digital currency. Created in 2009 by the now possibly unmasked hacker Satoshi Nakamoto, it polarizes opinion. Some people promote it as the technical embodiment of a libertarian attack on the iniquity of "fiat currency" and the power of the state and big banks, an embodiment of a pure market of value untainted by regulation where everything really is worth only what people will pay for it. Others criticise Bitcoin, often savagely, for the same reasons and for what they perceive as its technical and social failings. But Bitcoin is interesting in ways that go beyond the concerns of its most vocal proponents and detractors.”

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/computers-and-capital-rise-digital-currency

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Interview with Mari Velonaki - Kinetic sculptures & responsive installations


Interview with Mari Velonaki - Kinetic sculptures & responsive installations. By Eva Kekou.

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Eva Kekou speaks with Mari Velonaki about some of her robotic installations, as well as her experience of cross-disciplinary arts-led research. Velonaki is an Australian artist and researcher whose work spans interactive installations, robotics and kinetic sculpture who’s particularly interested in exploring human-robot interaction.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/mari-velonaki-kinetic-sculptures-and-responsive-installations


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We Need to Talk About Networked Disruption and Business: An interview with Tatiana Bazzichelli


We Need to Talk About Networked Disruption and Business: An interview with Tatiana Bazzichelli.

Marc Garrett interviews Tatiana Bazzichelli about her publication Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism & the Business of Social Networking, on her ideas concerning disruptive business as a practice for hackers, artists, networkers and entrepreneurs.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/we-need-talk-about-networked-disruption-and-business-interview-tatiana-bazzichel


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The 1,000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe


The 1,000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe

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http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/1000-drones-project-interview-joseph-delappe

Marc Garrett interviews Joseph DeLappe about his latest art venture ‘The 1,000 Drones Project - A Participatory Memorial’. He is considered a pioneer of online gaming performance art. His work examines the conditions and processes of cultural information to provoke and critique the state of military influences on everyday culture and people’s lives.

DeLappe’s work includes the controversial game based, performance and intervention, Dead in Iraq 2006-2011. This involved him frequently visiting the US Army’s online recruitment game and propaganda tool America's Army. Using the login name dead-in-iraq, he methodically typed in all of the names of U.S. service personnel killed in Iraq, co-opting the Army’s own technology challenging the official figures as a reminder to its players of the real consequences of war. He also directs the iraqimemorial.org project, an "ongoing web based exhibition and open call for proposed memorials to the many thousand of civilian casualties from the war in Iraq.