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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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?


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Video interview with Shu Lea Cheang & Mark Amerika


Video interview with Shu Lea Cheang & Mark Amerika

Disrupting data, the ‘new normal’ and gentrifying the internet.

Video by Jean Kay.

Working with the internet since the 90s, Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika have seen the world wide web develop, shift and change into what it is today. As so-called ‘net natives’ Cheang and Amerika share many of the concerns of artists evolving with the WWW, from its emergence in the late-80s/early 90s, to the dot-com bubble, its burst, and now Web 2.0.

http://www.aqnb.com/2013/09/10/an-interview-with-shu-lea-cheang-mark-amerika/

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"A Symbol" Bill Miller at The Widget Art Gallery.


A Symbol" Bill Miller at The Widget Art Gallery.

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http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/symbol-bill-miller-widget-art-gallery

Review by Rob Myers.

What can we learn from our encounter with an indeterminate symbol floating in the space of a gallery that exists only on Apple devices? Rob myers writes about Bill Miller's work featured at The Widget Art Gallery (WAG) serving art online since 2009. From July to August 2013 the work inhabited this virtual space as Bill Miller's "A Symbol".

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On Art and Disobedience; Or, What Is an Intervention?


On Art and Disobedience; Or, What Is an Intervention?

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http://www.furtherfield.org/features/art-and-disobedience-or-what-intervention

Luke Munn reviews a series of artworks that provide clues about the strategies of contestation and intervention available to contemporary artists. As Luke tells us, "Ripps, von Bismarck and Fornieles belong to an era of artists that may 'no longer dream of an outside', their work utilizing the logic of branding and media to stage interventions that appear more collaborative than combative, preemptively disarming attempts at appropriation".