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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DISCUSSION

A Cavalier History of Situationism: An Interview with McKenzie Wark


At last, an interview on here relating to social stuff!

Much thanks for this...

marc

DISCUSSION

Exhibition - Glitch Moment/ums


Glitch Moment/ums

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Spinning Desktop by Antonio Roberts

Saturday 08 June 2013, 2-5pm
Exhibition & Events Opening Event
Saturday 08 June 2013, 2-5pm
with glitch performance by Antonio Roberts at 3pm

Exhibition Opening times
Sunday 09 June - Sunday 28 July 2013
Open Friday to Sunday 11-5pm

Curated by Rosa Menkman & Furtherfield.

Featuring: Alma Alloro, Melissa Baron, Nick Briz, Benjamin Gaulon, José Irion Neto, Antonio Roberts and Ant Scott

“The glitch makes the computer itself suddenly appear unconventionally deep, in contrast to the more banal, predictable surface-level behaviours of ‘normal’ machines and systems. In this way, glitches announce a crazy and dangerous kind of moment(um) instantiated and dictated by the machine itself.” Rosa Menkman, 2011.

Glitches are commonly understood as malfunctions, bugs or sudden disruptions to the normal running of machine hardware and computer networks. Artists have been tweaking these technologies to deliberately produce glitches that generate new meanings and forms. The high-speed networks of creation and distribution across the Internet have provided the perfect compost to feed this international craze. This exhibition shows various approaches by artists hacking familiar hardware and their devices which include mobile phones, and kindles. They disrupt both the softwares and the digital artefacts produced by these softwares whether it be in the form of video, sound, drawing or woven glitch textiles.

More information about the exhibition
http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/glitch-momentums

DISCUSSION

Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture.


Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture.

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Interviewed by Marc Garrett.

Some have proposed Jennifer Chan to be part of what has been termed as the post-internet era. But, this is an inadequate representation of the spirit, criticality and adventure at play in her work. Chan's awareness and use of the Internet reflects a way of life, that situates its networks as a primary resource. Chan lives amongst various worlds and engages in different shades of being; a self-described ‘amateur cultural critic', a net artist, a media artist, and academic. Her work exists both online and in physical realms, it is always present and contemporary. This is because her work lives in a world where the scripting of official art definitions loses its power. People have exploited technology to facilitate new behaviors where the artist or art amateur redefine what art is on their own terms. We are now in a post-art context. It reflects a very real, societal shift. Mainstream art culture no longer owns the consciousness of art, Chan and others like her are pulling it apart.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/jennifer-chan-interview-interpassivity-internet-pop-culture

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Movable Borders: The Reposition Matrix Workshop - at Furtherfield


Movable Borders: The Reposition Matrix Workshop - at Furtherfield

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Organised by Dave Young.

FREE WORKSHOP Date: Saturday 18 May 2013, 1-5pm.

In a post-national age, where "territorial and political boundaries are increasingly permeable" [1], what has become of the borderline? How is it defined, and what technologies are used to control it?

Movable Borders is an ongoing research project that begins to explore possible answers to these questions through facilitating discussions around the 'reterritorialisation' of the borderline in the information age. Participants are invited to investigate the use of cybernetic military systems such as remotely piloted aircraft (drones) and the Disposition Matrix, a dynamic database of intelligence that produces protocological kill-lists for the US Department of Defense.

The Reposition Matrix aims to reterritorialise the drone as a physical, industrially-produced technology of war through the creation of an open-access database: a 'reposition matrix' that geopolitically situates the organisations, locations, and trading networks that play a role in the production of military drone technologies.

Booking Essential.
Visit here - http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/event/movable-borders-reposition-matrix-workshop

Part of the Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones! exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, which opens 11th May 2013.
http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/movable-borders-here-come-drones

[1] Habermas, in The Postnational Constellation and the Future of Democracy.

DISCUSSION

Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones!


Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones!

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Exhibition Opening on Saturday 11th May 2013, 2-5pm
It ends on 26th May.

Free Workshop - Saturday 18 May 2013, 1-5pm
MOVABLE BORDERS: THE REPOSITION MATRIX with David Young

http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/movable-borders-here-come-drones

The devices that once populated the creepy dystopian futures of science fiction have broken through into our daily reality. Drones are becoming part of everyday life. They scout our public (and private) spaces, carrying out surveillance or reconnaissance in the service of nation states and as unmanned robotic tools, armed with missiles and bombs, acting in defence of "national security".


According to a European commission document drones will be commonplace in the skies within a decade. There are already many companies building these airborne, robotic spies for military and police use and this has "prompted concerns from civil liberties groups, who fear that the unmanned aircraft will result in more forms of surveillance.” (Jamie Doward)

During the two weeks of Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones! people are invited to visit the gallery, view artworks and join a workshop by artists who are contemplating how drones are changing the way we see and relate to each other and the world around us.

Artworks and projects by Bureau of Inverse Technology (US & AU), Lawrence Byrd (US), Patrick Lichty (US), Dave Miller & Gavin Stewart (UK), The Force of Freedom (DE) and Dave Young (NL)