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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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.

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Digital Art Week (DAW) in Asia: Augmented Reality and Social Reality meet


Digital Art Week (DAW) in Asia: Augmented Reality and Social Reality meet.

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Tamiko Thiel. ARt Critic Face Matrix" at Ion Orchard, Orchard Road, Singapore, (DAW Singapore 2013)

An interview with Art Clay by Eva Kekou.

Eva Kekou interviews artist and curator Art Clay on his work and ‘Digital Art Weeks International' (DAW) festival based in Asia. His recent output focuses on large media based performative works and spectacles using mobile phone devices. He has received prizes for performance, theatre, new media art, music composition and curation.

The artist and curator Art Clay was born in New York and lives in Basel. He is a specialist in the performance of self created works with the use of intermedia and has appeared at international festivals, on radio and television television in Europe, Asia and North America. His recent output focuses on large media based performative works and spectacles using mobile phone devices. He has received prizes for performance, theatre, new media art, music composition and curation. As an educator, he has taught media and interactive arts at various art schools and universities in Asia, Europe and North America including the University of the Arts in Zurich. He is the initiator and Artistic Director of the 'Digital Art Weeks International' and the Virtuale Switzerland.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/digital-art-week-daw-asia-augmented-reality-and-social-reality-meet

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Archive of Furtherfield radio interviews/broadcasts on Resonance FM 2010 – 2011.


Archive of Furtherfield radio interviews/broadcasts on Resonance FM 2010 – 2011.

These critically acclaimed broadcasts on Resonance FM, ran from 2010 – 2011. The live weekly series were an hour long. These interviews featured people working at the edge of contemporary practices, in art, technology & social change; discussing events and controversies, exhibitions, artworks and their aesthetic and social contexts. Also showcasing music and noise. Regularly joined by a rolling team of co-hosts, Ruth Catlow, Irini Papdimitriou, Jonathan Munro & Charlotte Frost.

This is a historical and valuable resource of (live) interviews featuring a diverse group of individuals and groups engaged in arts and technology and its cultural production.

http://marcgarrett.org/selected-radio-interviews-by-marc-garrett-2010-2011/

Featuring: Rob Myers, Katrin Baumgarten, Penny Travlou, Karsten Schmidt, Daniel Hirschmann, Jake Harries, Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Simon Poulter, Ellie Harrison, Stanza, Stuart Bowditch, Eleonora Oreggia aka XNAME, Christian Kerrigan, Art is Open Source (AOS), Monica Biagioli, Elisa Rose, Gary Danner from Station Rose, Madi Boyd, from Mute Magazine, Josephine berry & Anthony Iles, Jonathan Munro, Gareth Goodison, Parag K Mital, University for Strategic Optimism, Genetic Moo, John Wild, Olga Panades Massanet & Vincent Van Uffelen, from Class Wargames Richard Barbrook and Fabian Tompsett, Tine Bech, Joseph Young, sketchPatch, IOCOSE, Owen Bowden, Mary Flanagan, Anna Dumitriu, Tom Keene, Simon Park, Deena DeNaro, Hellicar & Lewis, Stuart Home, Richard Wright, Jon Thompson & Alison Craighead, Corrado Morgana, Jim Prevet, Kassia Molga, Pete Gomes, Nick Lambert, Lottie Child, Space Makers Agency, Danja Vasiliev, James Wallbank & Steve Withington from Access Space, Douglas Dodds (V&A), Sophie Macdonald & Sally Northmore (Mztek).

This archive is part of a larger collection of files Marc Garrett is compiling on his own blog ‘An Imaginative Dissent in Art, Technology and Social Change’ (http://marcgarrett.org/). A resource of materials relating to his research for his PhD at Department of History of Art & Screen Media, Birkbeck University.

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_MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US | net art's depictions of "Money As Error"


_MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US | net art's depictions of "Money As Error"

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Review Rob Myers.

After the credit crunch, quantitative easing, austerity and the Bitcoin bubble a new online show takes a comprehensive look at the history of net art's depictions of "Money As Error". What themes and subjects emerge from _MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US, and has it bitten off more than it can chew with work by almost 200 artists?

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/mon3y-3rrror-mon3yus

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Time & Motion at FACT: Punchcard Protocol and Creative Capital in our "Modern Times"


Time & Motion at FACT: Punchcard Protocol and Creative Capital in our "Modern Times

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Rachel Falconer reviews the exhibition ‘Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life’ at FACT in Liverpool.

“Taking the archival stimulus of time and motion measurement as its title and industrial work patterns as a starting point, the exhibition Time & Motion is the latest in a series of exhibitions and symposia addressing immaterial labour and new working patterns in the age of globalisation and creative capital. Rather than following the well-trodden path of casting the figure of the artist as digital labourer, or attempting to portray an expansive, post-colonial view of nomadic, labouring diasporas, Time and Motion reflects a subversive and fragmented approach to the politics of work, rest and play within the global information economy.”

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/time-motion-fact-punchcard-protocol-and-creative-capital-our-modern-times