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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We have a Situation! - The London Situation Performance


We have a Situation! - The London Situation Performance

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Saturday 23 March 2013, 2pm GMT - 3pm CET

We Have A Situation! Electronic waste is getting out of hand!

We need your imagination and skills to… COMPLETELY CHANGE THE WAY WE ALL THINK ABOUT TECHNOLOGY.

Join us online and at Furtherfield Gallery for a public event exploring the problem of e-waste and the creative potential of digital and online technologies.

The event will be streamed live through the UpStage platform with an online discussion about e-waste between Furtherfield Gallery and kunstGarten Graz at the end of the event.

Join the live stream from your own computer - live links on www.wehaveasituation.net

ABOUT THE PROJECT

We have a situation! is a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural European issues. Between March and May 2013 four "situations" will be created in four countries - France, Netherlands, UK and Austria. For the London Situation the focus will be on electronic waste.

+ More information:
www.furtherfield.org/programmes/event/london-situation
www.wehaveasituation.net

Location Furtherfield Gallery & Social Space
McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park
London N4 2NQ

PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 2pm GMT/3pm CET SHARP

ACROSS EUROPE

Watch the live stream and take part in the online discussion with Furtherfield and the artists of Schaumbad at kunstGarten Graz (Payer-Weyprecht-Straße 27 8020 Graz, Austria) from 3pm CET.

Verfolgen Sie den Live/Stream und beteiligen Sie sich an der Online-Diskussion von Furtherfield mit den Kuenstler/innen vom Schaumbad (http://web455.webbox333.server-home.org/) im kunstGarten Graz (http://kunstgarten.mur.at/) (Payer-Weyprecht-Straße 27, 8020 Graz, Austria) ab 15:00 Uhr CET.

Watch the live stream in Eindhoven at MAD Emergent Art Center (Vestdijk 280 5611 CZ Eindhoven, Netherlands) from 3pm CET.

Volg de WHAS finale in Furtherfield Gallery live met ons op MAD Emergent Art Center (Vestdijk 280 5611 CZ Eindhoven, Netherlands) om 15:00 CET.

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New Media Art Cybersalon - Next Sessions 27th March 2013.


New Media Art Cybersalon - Next Sessions 27th March 2013.

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This month's Cybersalon is celebrating the past two decades of digital creativity in London and will look forward to the city's next burst of artistic innovation.

New Media Art in the 1990s was not about a particular art form, but rather about exploring the emerging medium itself. Some have called it techno-deterministic, others saw it as a rise of new digital aesthetics. What is now clear is that the best artworks from this pioneering decade explored how the decentralised and open structure the Net encouraged the development of virtual and real-life communities. It was this artistic avant-garde that would find its home in the rave scene, cybercafes and autonomist collectives. In 2013, learning from this formative experience, both veterans and newcomers are producing many weird and wonderful media artworks for our own times. Come to Cybersalon to discuss the past, present and future of new media art in this vibrant city. London's greatest contributions to digital aesthetics are yet to come!

Booking tickets and more details: http://cybersalon.eventbrite.co.uk

Speakers

Artist William Latham will show and speak about his early experimental work on digital sculptures, developing Mutator and its influence on the aesthetics of the London club scene of the 1990s.

Ivan Pope, the founder of ArtNet BBS and co-director of Webmedia, will show the thinking, creation and impact of his first Web artwork - The Last Words of Dutch Schultz - and it's implication for today's Net innovators.

Sean Cubitt from Goldsmiths, University of London, will talk about how the interaction between electronic artists and their technologies creates a distinctive digital aesthetic.

Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett will discuss Furtherfield, it's online community, and their physical Gallery space, and showcase the latest trends and up-and-coming artists of London's new media art scene.

Chair

Ilze Black, Queen Mary, University of London; co-founder of network media group Take2030; and OPEN art bureau in1990s post-Soviet Latvia.

Exhibits: new media artworks from London 1994-2013.

Tunes: Wildlife Display Team.

See you there!

Entrance is free but please book on http://cybersalon.eventbrite.co.uk
6.30pm: doors open and drinks
Discussion: 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
Followed by drinks in the pub: The Slaughtered Lamb.

Venue:
The Arts Catalyst,
50-54 Clerkenwell Road,

London EC1M 5PS

Tubes: Old St/ Barbican

Barclays Bikes: Right outside the venue
Arts Catalyst is next to Foxtons on Clerkenwell Road.

Audio recordings, tweet timeline and transcript of the discussion will be available after each event.

About Cybersalon
A monthly meeting of minds on how the Internet is shaping society:
for artists, entrepreneurs, techies, activists, academics and designers.
--- Speakers, discussion, exhibits, presentations and performances --- and a cheap bar.
The last Wednesday of every month: 6.30 - 10.00pm

http://www.cybersalon.org
Twitter: @Cybrsalon #Cybersalon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cybrsalon

In partnership with:
School of Media & Performing Arts, Middlesex University
Easynet Global Services

We’re collecting work to create an archive of the past twenty years of digital culture in London. We want your old hardware and software!


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Being in the uncomfortable middle and the continued need for physical space.


Being in the uncomfortable middle and the continued need for physical space.

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http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/being-uncomfortable-middle-and-continued-need-physical-space

Annet Dekker interviews Eleanor Greenhalgh about her recent project The Dissolute Image (TDI) - a speculative, poetic image hosting technique that enables banned content to be secretly posted on corporate social platforms by splitting images into individual pixels and distributing them.

Eleanor Greenhalgh works in networked media and collaboration, where social & technical protocols are used to regulate (or resist) our experiences of sexuality and physical embodiment. Currently doing an MA in Networked Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.

Other reviews,articles,interviews
http://www.furtherfield.org/reviews.php

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Furtherfield needs to raise £10,000 by the end of April 2013


Furtherfield needs to raise £10,000 by the end of April 2013.

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Furtherfield - A living, breathing, thriving network for art, technology and social change since 1997.

For 16 years we have worked in solidarity with artists, techies, activists, adventurous art audiences to create and share a culture that means more to more people.

Last year 160,000 people visited Furtherfield's online platforms from around the world. At our new gallery (http://www.furtherfield.org/gallery) in the heart of Finsbury Park, North London, we have connected with over 5000 more people from the local area, visitors from across London, the UK and internationally.

We have never asked you for money before. The talent and generosity of contributors and participants and the support of Arts Council England and Haringey Council have kept the engine running till now. But if we are to go on with this work we have to ask for your help.

Please visit the Donation page to see what it pays for & how you help.
http://www.furtherfield.org/get-involved/donate

Wishing you all well.

The Furtherfield crew...

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New Aesthetics: Cyber-Aesthetics and Degrees of Autonomy


New Aesthetics: Cyber-Aesthetics and Degrees of Autonomy. By Patrick Lichty

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Five Thousand Feet is the Best by Omer Fast.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/new-aesthetics-cyber-aesthetics-and-degrees-autonomy

"In perusing Honor Harger’s recent missive on drone aesthetics and James Bridle’s ongoing posts of drone images at Dronestagram, taken in context with the Glitch un-conference in Chicago, some new questions have come to mind. These questions have to do with conceptions of New Aesthetics in its various forms in terms of interaction with the program/device and its level of autonomy from the user. In my mind, there seems to be a NA continuum from generative programs that operate under the strict criteria of the programmer to the often-autonomous actions of drones and planetary rovers. As you can see, I am still chewing on the idea that The New Aesthetic as it seems to be defined, as encompassing all semi-autonomous aspects of ‘computer vision’. This includes Glitch, Algorism, Drone imagery, satellite photography and face recognition, and it’s sometimes a tough nugget to swallow that resonates with me on a number of levels." Lichty.