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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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

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Interview with Art Award winner Katerina Athanasoppulou: Emigration and the Crisis


Interview with Art Award winner Katerina Athanasoppulou: Emigration and the Crisis.

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Eva Kekou interviews Katerina Athanasoppulou about her film Apodemy commissioned by The Onassis Cultural Center on the theme of Emigration for Visual Dialogues 2012, and her hybrid art practice of live action, animation and film. In 2013 Athanasoppulou won the Lumen Prize, described by the Guardian as "The World's Pre-eminent Digital Art Prize". She works as an Animation Director, collaborates with other artists and companies, and is an Animation Lecturer at the London College of Communication.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/interview-art-award-winner-katerina-athanasoppulou-emigration-and-crisis

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Agit Disco VS The Zombie Apocalypse


Agit Disco VS The Zombie Apocalypse

Agit Disco reviewed by Marc Garrett.

The subtle and not so subtle domination by market interests of cultural production and dialogue denies us all access to a wide spectrum of creative expression, especially those that engage in subjects that conflict with the agendas of those in power. Agit Disco by Stefan Szczelkun published on Mute combats this contemporary trend by focusing on music, politics, DIY culture, and freedom of expression.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/agit-disco-vs-zombie-apocalypse

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Summer of the Shark: Artificial Life and The End(s) of Game Spaces in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V


Summer of the Shark: Artificial Life and The End(s) of Game Spaces in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V.

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Channel TWo reviews Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto V,” released September 2013 and noted as “the fastest selling entertainment product in history.” Instead of the well-covered social and political aspects of the GTA series, this review focuses on the limits of the game landscape and the artificial life that inhabits it.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/summer-shark-artificial-life-and-ends-game-spaces-rockstar-games-grand-theft-auto-v

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CREATIVE 2 PROFESSIONAL: 7 Things to Think About


“What cultured people want, in terms of language (and thought), is to be well-defined, correctly positioned in strictly combined terms, and this is what they call good speech, good thought, and good writing. But they do not realize that they are thereby creating a closed circuit that leaves no room for anything but what was there in the first place---except for the decomposition inherent to all closed circuits, like moss that grows in a hermetically sealed jar.” (Dubuffet 1989)