marc garrett
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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-,,, 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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Machine visions: James Bridle on drones, bots and the New Aesthetic

Machine visions: James Bridle on drones, bots and the New Aesthetic


Taina Bucher interviews London-based artist, publisher and programmer James Bridle. Bridle discusses his work - addressing issues of drone surveillance and invisible technologies - and his understanding of the New Aesthetics - a term he turned into a common place for contemporary digital culture debates.


The Body Politic of subRosa | By Rachel Falconer

The Body Politic of subRosa.

Image: Cyberfeminism Interrogates Biotechnology: subRosa's Participatory Information Performances video.

Rachel Falconer writes about the cyberfeminist art collective subRosa, a group using science, technology, and social activism to explore and critique the political traction of information and bio technologies on women’s bodies, lives and work.

Following a recent interview with the founding members of the collective, Hyla Willis and Faith Wilding, this article presents subRosa's trans-disciplinary, performative practice and questions what it means to claim a feminist position in the mutating economies of biotechnology and techno-science.


Giving What You Don’t Have | Public Screening & Discussion at Furtherfield. 26th Oct 2013

Giving What You Don’t Have

Public Screening & Discussion at Furtherfield

Saturday 26 October 2013, 2-5pm
Venue: Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, London.
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Cornelia Sollfrank will present her latest film Giving What You Don't Have. It features interviews with individuals Kenneth Goldsmith, Marcell Mars, Sean Dockray, Dmitry Kleiner, discussing with Sollfrank their projects and ideas on peer-to-peer production and distribution as art practice. The post-screening discussion will be led by Cornelia Sollfrank, Joss Hands & Rachel Baker.

It includes the projects or, which combine social, technical and aesthetic innovation; they promote open access to information and knowledge and make creative contributions to the advancement and the reinvention of the idea of the commons.

The post-screening discussion will be led by Cornelia Sollfrank, Joss Hands & Rachel Baker.

On the basis of the interviews of Giving What You Don't Have, we would like to discuss some of the issues they represent such as new forms of collaborative production, the shift of production from artefacts to the provision of open tools and infrastructures, the development of formats for self-organisation in education and knowledge transfer, (the potential and the limits of) open content licensing as well as the creation of independent ways of distributing cultural goods. An implicit part of Giving What You Don't Have is a suggested re-conceptualization of art under networked conditions.

Details about participants and context here...


Performing Home: Art, Activism and Affections

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Performing Home: Art, Activism and Affections

Performing Home: Art, Activism and Affections | By Esther Belvis Pon

Esther Belvis Pon's new article focuses on the rising interest of public space; demonstrations, camps, collaborative projects, artistic interventions, community projects, social activism. Pons explores just a few names that exemplify the different forms of engagement that deal with the complexities of this radically emergent culture, and discusses its legacy that is already dismantling certain assumed thoughts about ‘the public’.

Esther Belvis Pons is a researcher-artist and educator that has worked with experimental theatre companies around Europe. She holds a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies by the University of Warwick and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her main interests include audience participation and mediatized performance, collaborative methods of research and transductive pedagogies. She collaborates with different journals as a writer and she is co-editor of Efímera, a biannual journal specialized in Live Art in Latin America and Spain.