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

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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- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org, netbehaviour.org, 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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Furtherfield Newsletter | FurtherNews Issue 12, July 2013


Furtherfield Newsletter | FurtherNews Issue 12, July 2013

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numbermunchers from the untitled [screencaptures] series by Melissa Barron

Contemporary Art, Technology & Social Change.
http://www.furtherfield.org/content/furthernews-issue-12-july-2013

Welcome to the 12th issue of FurtherNews. We have an assortment of news items including info about the current and upcoming exhibitions at Furtherfield Gallery; new reviews, articles and interviews; events; recent commissions and other projects in the neighbourhood.

This issue features work by:-

Shu Lea Cheang
Mark Amerika
McKenzie Wark
Richard Barbrook
Rosa Menkman
Alma Alloro
Melissa Barron
Nick Briz
Benjamin Gaulon
José Irion Neto
Antonio Roberts
Ant Scott
Dave Young
Mary Flanagan
Robert Jackson
Rob Myers
Thomson and Craighead at Carroll
Daniel Rourke
Patrick Lichty
Monty Cantsin
Eleanor MacFarlane

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Selected Interviews on Art, Technology & Social Change by Marc Garrett


Selected Interviews on Art, Technology & Social Change by Marc Garrett

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

Through the years I have interviewed all kinds of people. And yes, it is has been an absolute privilege to be part of a brilliant culture, where there are so many amazing and interesting minds. Some view this vibrant culture as media art or new media art as it has developed in parallel to the mainstream art world. However, out of this societal shift a whole new breed of art practitioners has founded a form of controlling the means of art production on their own terms. This leads us to questions concerning what values we can now interpret as contemporary art?

Well, without any doubt I personally view all of these artists, theorists, coders, hacktivists and tinkerers, as part of larger field of contemporary art practice. As someone who has been deeply entwined in the history of this expanding field; I know, just like many others, that the most interesting and critically engaged art happening out there, does not only contribute merely as a reflection of the world, but it also plays a vital role in changing its reality. This means something…

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A glitch in the matrix: Computer Art Image of the Month


A glitch in the matrix: Computer Art Image of the Month

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By Catherine Mason.

"Now there is a show - Glitch Moment/ums, at Furtherfield Gallery (http://alturl.com/3tyoy) in London (until 28 July 2013), which exhibits some of this fascinating and varied aesthetic and introduces us to artists working in a variety of forms including video, music and even found objects, as with our artist this month - Benjamin Gaulon who has a unique way of considering current technology and teasing art from it.

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Outsider Art: The Art Market's 'Cultural Capitalism' Moment.


Outsider Art: The Art Market's 'Cultural Capitalism' Moment.

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New article on Furtherfield by Robert Jackson
http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/outsider-art-art-markets-cultural-capitalism-moment

We all know what Outsider Art is, and the fallaciousness of the term - yet, why is the mainstream art world suddenly turning towards it?

"The 55th Venice Biennale has arrived, and with it brings a new state of trends which are pontificated around, with a chuckle, a sense of forced opportunity and the shrugged sigh of 'well, everyone's doing this now apparently.' Outsider artworks (echoing Dubuffet) are aesthetically valuable, precisely insofar as they haven't been created for the sole purpose of critique, nor for being deliberately market-friendly (the last point is quite contentious). They are what they are. Or at least, 'what they are' is grouped around a deviation from the mainstream 'norm'."

Robert Jackson, is currently studying an MPhil/PhD at Lancaster University. His thesis focuses on Algorithmic Artworks, Art Formalism and Speculative Realist Ontologies, looking at digital artworks which operate as configurable units rather than networked systems, and attain independent autonomy themselves which are capable of aesthetics, rather than any supposed primary function as communicative, rational tools. The working title is Algorithm, Contingency and The Non-Human: The Aesthetics of Undecidability in Computational Art.

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Drone: Camera, Weapon,Toy: The Aestheticization of Dark Technology


Drone: Camera, Weapon,Toy: The Aestheticization of Dark Technology

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Patrick Lichty in his essay explores the aestheticization of unmanned mobile devices more commonly known as drones. What emerges is a cultural landscape where a burgeoning remote air force polices the globe while the images generated by them elicit a perverse visual fascination amongst certain subcultures, whilst also being flown by techno-enthusiasts. What is developing is a complex set of relations that is abstracting power, interaction, and representation.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/drone-camera-weapontoy-aestheticization-dark-technology