GARRETT LYNCH
Since the beginning
Works in London Ireland

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BIO
Garrett Lynch (IRL) is an artist, lecturer, curator and theorist. His work deals with networks (in their most open sense) within an artistic context; the spaces between artist, artworks and audience as a means, site and context for artistic initiation, creation and discourse. Recently most active in live performance Garrett’s networked practice spans online art, installation, performance and writing.

Post-graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), Paris, France Garrett is currently Senior Lecturer in New Media and Award Leader for MA Moving Image at Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, Wales. He has previously taught on several new media courses throughout England.
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DISCUSSION

Snd:arc- Final Call for works, Deadline 27/04/07


Snd:arc- Call for works

Description

Open Ear wish to announce Snd:arc- (Sound and Architecture) a free
evening of open air live sound art and visual experimentation,
featuring performances by a number of artists including Mr Paul Adams
who will be performing with his new audio/visual software Pac / resenv.

The event, one of the first of its kind in the Broadstairs area, will
be taking place in the space of the open courtyard at Canterbury Christ
Church University at the Broadstairs Campus, Kent, England from 8pm on
Friday11/05/07 (weather permitting or be postponed until Friday the
18/05/07).

Please contact Broadstairs Campus closer to the date to verify that the
event will be happening (t: +44 (0)1843 609120, e: broadstairs [at]
canterbury dot ac dot uk).

Call for works

Sound and Visual Artist's are invited to contribute to Snd:arc- (Sound
and Architecture) a free evening of open air live sound art and visual
experimentation. The event will be curated by Paul Adams and Garrett
Lynch as part of the non-profit audio / visual organisation Open Ear
(http://openear.wordpress.com/). We are seeking in particular artist's
who can work with the outside space in a live context; this can range
from approaches such as the projection of visual based works on the
building fascias through to site specific responses recording and
manipulating the surrounding architecture and environment. Individual
performances can last up to 30 minutes and will take place in the
courtyard of Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs Campus,
Kent, England from 8pm on Friday the 11th of May.

As we are non-profit based organisation and the event is free we are
unable to offer any individual payment but will provide access to a
limited supply of equipment (please include a list of requirements in
your proposal and we will attempt to cater for this), suitable
refreshments and possibly accommodation if required. This event is run
by Open Ear as part of an initiative to bring new forms of live audio /
visual art to an area currently undergoing a cultural regeneration.

Please email short proposals with a list of required equipment (no more
than one page) by Friday 27/04/07 as word / pdf / rtf / txt document
(not pasted into the email) to:

Paul Adams: paul.adams120 [at] googlemail dot com
and
Garrett Lynch: garrett [at] asquare dot org

For further information regarding the event or Open Ear, please see our
weblog at: http://openear.wordpress.com/

The location

Canterbury Christ Church Broadstairs campus, Kent, England, situated on
the east coast of Kent, approximately 30 minutes from Canterbury,
opened in 2000 with a wide selection of higher education courses. The
campus is committed to the arts and cultural regeneration of the area
and regularly host's events, exhibitions and performances on site.

Directions: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/broadstairs/about/maps.asp

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DISCUSSION

Snd:arc- Call for works


Snd:arc- Call for works

Description

Open Ear wish to announce Snd:arc- (Sound and Architecture) a free
evening of open air live sound art and visual experimentation,
featuring performances by a number of artists including Mr Paul Adams
who will be performing with his new audio/visual software Pac / resenv.

The event, one of the first of its kind in the Broadstairs area, will
be taking place in the space of the open courtyard at Canterbury Christ
Church University at the Broadstairs Campus, Kent, England from 8pm on
Friday11/05/07 (weather permitting or be postponed until Friday the
18/05/07).

Please contact Broadstairs Campus closer to the date to verify that the
event will be happening (t: +44 (0)1843 609120, e: broadstairs [at]
canterbury dot ac dot uk).

Call for works

Sound and Visual Artist's are invited to contribute to Snd:arc- (Sound
and Architecture) a free evening of open air live sound art and visual
experimentation. The event will be curated by Paul Adams and Garrett
Lynch as part of the non-profit audio / visual organisation Open Ear
(http://openear.wordpress.com/). We are seeking in particular artist's
who can work with the outside space in a live context; this can range
from approaches such as the projection of visual based works on the
building fascias through to site specific responses recording and
manipulating the surrounding architecture and environment. Individual
performances can last up to 30 minutes and will take place in the
courtyard of Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs Campus,
Kent, England from 8pm on Friday the 11th of May.

As we are non-profit based organisation and the event is free we are
unable to offer any individual payment but will provide access to a
limited supply of equipment (please include a list of requirements in
your proposal and we will attempt to cater for this), suitable
refreshments and possibly accommodation if required. This event is run
by Open Ear as part of an initiative to bring new forms of live audio /
visual art to an area currently undergoing a cultural regeneration.

Please email short proposals with a list of required equipment (no more
than one page) by Friday 27/04/07 as word / pdf / rtf / txt document
(not pasted into the email) to:

Paul Adams: paul.adams120 [at] googlemail dot com
and
Garrett Lynch: garrett [at] asquare dot org

For further information regarding the event or Open Ear, please see our
weblog at: http://openear.wordpress.com/

The location

Canterbury Christ Church Broadstairs campus, Kent, England, situated on
the east coast of Kent, approximately 30 minutes from Canterbury,
opened in 2000 with a wide selection of higher education courses. The
campus is committed to the arts and cultural regeneration of the area
and regularly host's events, exhibitions and performances on site.

Directions: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/broadstairs/about/maps.asp

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gar
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Garrett@asquare.org
http://www.asquare.org/

DISCUSSION

Perpetual.portrait by Garrett Lynch


Announcing the release of Perpetual.portrait by Garrett Lynch:

http://www.asquare.org/project/perpetualportrait/

Perpetual.portrait was photographed during 2003 and completed as a
gallery piece for the inaugural exhibition "Renewal 1868/2004" at the
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, England. It has recently been
completed as an online work. Below is a text concerning the work. On
the site is further documentation concerning the differences between
the gallery and online versions alongside the online work.

Requirements: Shockwave player version 10+ (users with intel macs
please make sure your browser is open using Rosetta, see here for more
info http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id

DISCUSSION

Net.tv (update) by Garrett Lynch


Announcing the update (version 1.0?) of net.tv an art browser (browser
as art work) by Garrett Lynch:

http://www.asquare.org/project/net-tv/

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Net.tv is a cross between a browser and a streaming media player
designed to view the internet as it really is, code or more
specifically markup, not a series of web pages designed under a print
metaphor. It makes no attempt to interpret the code into an organised
layout as do conventional browsers, instead it displays the code as an
audio-visual stream of indeterminate length.

Why reduce the internet to an audio-visual stream? Simply to provoke
thought around our use and consumption of different media, linear push
media such as television and non-linear interactive pull media such as
websites, which have been converging for sometime now. Net.tv's purpose
is to highlight the way we as users continually construct self made
narratives when we use the internet through choices based on an
interact / react model. It does this by removing our ability to chose
and act on those choices. Users enter a chosen url, click go and from
there on the experience of 'surfing' is automated and dictated by a
preprogrammed rule:

On start
{
retrieve webpage url entered.
Visualise webpage as an audio-visual stream.
Spider to first webpage url available on current webpage url.
Repeat while new url available.
}

When we use a browser to surf the internet what we view and how we view
it is controlled by the browser. It functions as a framing mechanism
and for net.art this can be considered a problem or challenge depending
on your point of view. The creation of a browser as a work of net.art
allows an artist to not alone create an artwork but control how and
under what conditions it will be viewed.

"After the first experiments with web sites, the browser rapidly became
the unavoidable framework for Net art [sic] in the eyes of the artists.
Webstalker, created by the London-based art group I/O/D and introduced
in the first part of net.art, was the first 'art browser' to call into
question the conventions of representation on the internet on a much
more fundamental level than any work on the web was able to. After
Webstalker, a whole series of art browsers appeared...they show
precisely what 'normaly' browsers try to hide. Instead of Web sites
with pretty designs, one sees what lies beneth the surface: the code
the pages have been written in and the structure of the Web sites
appearing on the screen as complex diagrams which most definitely have
their own aesthetic appeal." (Baumgartel, T. 2001)

By denying the user any possibility of interaction with or control over
browsing content when using net.tv, the possibility to surf the
internet, the user is in fact denied the status of user and becomes
simply a spectator of a broadcast medium much like television. Web
pages, net.art works themselves (including the artists own) become
input, the equivalent of a signal for the browser, suppling a constant
feed of content which controls the browser and the path it takes
through the internet. Linking from page to page or site to site is no
longer a controlled or chosen decision by the user. Instead the
application decides constantly spiraling off onto new pages as soon as
it finds a link.

Unlike most browsers which exist and are defined by the content they
depict, their message, the internet as viewed / interpreted through
net.tv is no longer a source of information. It is a browser which is
viewed solely for its aesthetic form, an abstracted composition of
sounds and images.

Net.tv is available to download for Mac OSX 10.2+, Mac OS 8/9 and
Windows 98 / Millennium Edition / NT 4.0 / 2000, or XP from the artists
website:

http://www.asquare.org/project/net-tv/

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Garrett@asquare.org
http://www.asquare.org/

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__________________
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http://www.asquare.org/

DISCUSSION

"Quote me!" by Garrett Lynch


Announcing the release of "Quote me!" by Garrett Lynch:

http://www.asquare.org/project/quote-me/

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Every good artist has at least one quote, aphorism or soundbite
attributed to them, yet the new media artist barely has time to keep up
with the rapid change of technology let alone spend time thinking of
witty aphorisms.

"Quote me!" is a work, triggered by users to its web page, that reuses
quotes and the date they were expressed from various online sources for
the busy new media artist who hasn't time. Quotes are relevant comments
to current political and social events, both nationally and
internationally, taken from the current headlines of a handful of
global newspapers via their respective rss / xml feeds, yet placed
without context or explanation.

Information and the database have become the ultimate pervasive
commodity. New things are no longer said and done instead they are
recombined, recompiled or remixed from the archives we are continuously
compiling both as individuals and as a race.

"Quote me!" is in a sense an agent for the artist. Reusing the media's
carefully edited information as source for quotes the agent is able to
automatically recycle information for the artists use. Allocated
parameters it is given free reign to search and retrieve others quotes
from the internet, republishing and archiving them on its web page.
Quotes are attributed to the artist ensuring that (s)he has a voice in
a space where things need to be continually said. The importance or
profoundness of what is said becomes unimportant, replaced instead by
the regularity and continuous act of saying.

A web 2.0 tool or service as work of art, "Quote me!" both continues
themes of net.art (reusing, recycling, transforming) and simultaneously
highlights the redundancy of it as a tool when the content is
unoriginal and without context. It draws attention to the highly
important exploration involved in these types of recombinatory net.art
works, not possible outside of the internet, yet questions the same use
of techniques employed in their creation for the critical discourse
that surrounds them in our collaborative, tagging, reblogging and ever
more copied, unoriginal content of web 2.0.

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gar
__________________
Garrett@asquare.org
http://www.asquare.org/