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

Marc Garrett is co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the Internet arts collectives and communities –,,, 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

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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Giving What You Don’t Have | Public Screening & Discussion at Furtherfield. 26th Oct 2013

Giving What You Don’t Have

Public Screening & Discussion at Furtherfield

Saturday 26 October 2013, 2-5pm
Venue: Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, London.
The Event has limited Availability.
Please RSVP to book your place with Ale AT

Cornelia Sollfrank will present her latest film Giving What You Don't Have. It features interviews with individuals Kenneth Goldsmith, Marcell Mars, Sean Dockray, Dmitry Kleiner, discussing with Sollfrank their projects and ideas on peer-to-peer production and distribution as art practice. The post-screening discussion will be led by Cornelia Sollfrank, Joss Hands & Rachel Baker.

It includes the projects or, which combine social, technical and aesthetic innovation; they promote open access to information and knowledge and make creative contributions to the advancement and the reinvention of the idea of the commons.

The post-screening discussion will be led by Cornelia Sollfrank, Joss Hands & Rachel Baker.

On the basis of the interviews of Giving What You Don't Have, we would like to discuss some of the issues they represent such as new forms of collaborative production, the shift of production from artefacts to the provision of open tools and infrastructures, the development of formats for self-organisation in education and knowledge transfer, (the potential and the limits of) open content licensing as well as the creation of independent ways of distributing cultural goods. An implicit part of Giving What You Don't Have is a suggested re-conceptualization of art under networked conditions.

Details about participants and context here...


Performing Home: Art, Activism and Affections

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Performing Home: Art, Activism and Affections

Performing Home: Art, Activism and Affections | By Esther Belvis Pon

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.





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'.

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.