marc garrett
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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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Performing Home: Art, Activism and Affections


Performing Home: Art, Activism and Affections | By Esther Belvis Pon
http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/performing-home-art-activism-and-affections

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.
http://theunusualtask.wordpress.com

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Rob Myers reviews 'Post-Digital Print' by Alessandro Ludovico


Rob Myers reviews Alessandro Ludovico's book 'Post-Digital Print– The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894'.
http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/post-digital-print

It tracks the many deaths of print media and its long history of surviving against the odds in order to show how it can survive the Internet as a vital part of our shared culture.

Independent bookshops, large bookshop chains, newspapers and magazines are having to compete with Internet-based publishing or be wiped out. It's not clear whether physical print publishing believes it can survive this encounter with the digital. Ludovico explains how it can and why it is important that it should.

Alessandro Ludovico is the editor and publisher of Neural, a magazine for critical digital culture and media arts.

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Rob Myers reviews 'Post-Digital Print' by Alessandro Ludovico


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Searching for a Technological Agency within Art


Searching for a Technological Agency within Art

http://www.furtherfield.org/blog/luke-munn/searching-technological-agency-within-art

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Istanbul Drone Shadow by James Bridle, CC image by STML http://www.flickr.com/photos/stml/

By Luke Munn.

In the wake of the Arab spring and the financial crisis and in the midst of the massive abuse of privacy unveiled in the NSA/Prism revelations, agency would seem to be all the more urgent. While problematic as pure activism, art is inherently political, opening into the wider plane of aesthetics which define “a cartography of the visible, the intelligible and also of the possible.” Are there art practices which provide models for this moment, which engender critical agency within their viewing publics, encouraging a deeper engagement with technology?