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

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BIO
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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DISCUSSION

Up close and personal with Furtherfield


Up close and personal with Furtherfield

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By Randall Packer

Our collective portrait was part of the Global Concept Exchange, an extraordinary discussion with the mercurial Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, founders of the London-based Furtherfield, who for the past fifteen years have challenging the far-reaching possibilities of what it means to be an alternative arts organization in the age of the Net. As part of our ongoing series of Open Source Studio gatherings, the event brought together a group of new media artists who are actively part of the Furtherfield family of net practitioners. Or, as Annie remarked, rather than a family, this is a band that rocks: Helen Varley Jamieson, Andy Deck, Nathaniel Stern, Annie Abrahams. Each in turn spoke about their work with Furtherfield, how they have been supported by the opportunity to exhibit and perform in Furtherfield’s London gallery, write about their work on the Furtherfield site, and participate in a form of collective agency: Furtherfield as a platform and catalyst for socially engaged cultural production and experimentation.

http://www.randallpacker.com/?p=2798

Part of the Global Concept Exchange – Collaboration & Community meeting on-line - November 12 – 18
http://oss.calarts.edu/2012/08/13/global-concept-exchange-collaboration-community/

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WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age exhibition reviewed...


Hunting + Gathering in the Digital Wilderness.

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By Leila Christine Nadir.

Leila Nadir reviews the show Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age which took place recently at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn. The artists in this exhibition are collectors and archivists who, having explored the digital wilderness, have done some weeding in order to plant a garden of cultivated, nurtured, looked-after data.

In an essay for the catalog of Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, an exhibition installed most recently at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, Josephine Bosma announces that the wilderness is back. Though modernity provided the means for humans to sequester themselves safely in comfortable houses, sheltered from nature’s seasons and its bad moods, Bosma points out that the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors, between the private and the public, have been broken down by digital technologies. As data slips into our most intimate spaces, the way rain and wind once ripped through primitive shelters like caves and huts, we return to "a rather basic form of humanity"―an uncanny "21st century version of ancient cultures and traditions.” Sorting through an "erratic, uneven mess” of information, human beings are once again hunters and gatherers. (Bosma 2011).

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/hunting-gathering-digital-wilderness

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Remediating the Social e-book released


Remediating the Social e-book released

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The 160 page Remediating the Social book is now available in PDF format. The Remediating the Social book includes full proceedings of next week's conference in Edinburgh, including full texts of essays and full color artist's pages with documentation of works commissioned for the Remediating the Social exhibition. The print version of the book will be available at the conference and will available via other distribution channels this fall. The PDF is available in a full version suitable for print or screen reading (14mb) and a somewhat smaller file size screen-only version (11mb).

http://www.elmcip.net/story/remediating-social-e-book-released

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Out Now! FurtherNews.


Furtherfield's latest Newsletter. Issue 10, October 2012.

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Consisting of the latest info on projects, reviews, articles, conferences and events - relating to Furtherfield, its networked community and many others.

Read it. Share it & be a part of it!

http://www.furtherfield.org/content/furthernews-issue-10-october-2012

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Uploaded, the 1st 3 dog Dérives at Furtherfield, London.


Laika’s Dérive/Dog’s DeTour (2011) is a new media locative data-mapping work by Sarah Waterson.

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Uploaded, the 1st 3 dog Dérives at Furtherfield.
http://laikasderive.sarahwaterson.net/

Part of the 'WWW: World Wild Web' exhibition at Furtherfield
Paula Crutchlow & Helen Varley Jamieson, Andy Deck, Mary Flanagan, Genetic Moo, Dominic Smith, and Sarah Waterson

To be alive is to be wild. And we humans have a will that shapes the world with language, song, lust, labour and play. And for those of us who connect with it, a network of machines now extends our reach, amplifies our urges and quickens our exchanges.

The artists in this exhibition work and play with living organisms and technical things, systems and language, to explore how our relation to the natural world is changing. They introduce us to the unruly life going on in other natural webs of communication, knowledge and feral exchange. Gallery visitors (humans and dogs) are invited to view videos, interact with art installations and social media and undertake walks in the surrounding park with its other animals and edible plants.

http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/www-world-wild-web