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

The Crystal World: Algorithms, Inhuman Speed and Complexity.


The Crystal World: Algorithms, Inhuman Speed and Complexity.

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Rob Myers reviews an experimental exhibition by Martin Howse, Ryan Jordan and Jonathan Kemp. As they recrystalise the mineral content of computers with a Ballardian twist in "The Crystal World" at The White Building in London, walking distance of the 2012 Olympic stadium in post-industrial, post-regeneration London.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/crystal-world-algorithms-inhuman-speed-and-complexity

"Our contemporary technological society is founded upon computers that are highly ordered sets of minerals. The Crystal World sets out to stem the flow by reversing the action, and extracting the minerals to build its own systems. The exhibition followed on from a 5-day intensive public laboratory, extracting minerals from computers and re-crystallising them through experiments. The exhibition took the experiments from the laboratory as base creations, as the starting point for a living experimental exhibition."

DISCUSSION

Writing Your Own Instructions, New Media Approaches for 2022 (Rethinking Foundations)


Writing Your Own Instructions, New Media Approaches for 2022 (Rethinking Foundations)

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Presented @ “Rethinking Foundations: Ideals, Purposes, Needs” @ the 2012 Middle America College Art Association Conference Wayne State University, Detroit MI, Thursday October 4.

authors: Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook
contact: everybody@onchanneltwo.com

Prologue: init NewMedia = “There are no words for what we do”.

As always, when defining the boundaries between chaos and order, we are limited by language. Is any dynamic artist, designer or scholar ever comfortable or satisfied with a label for their research, beyond the most general? Post-structuralism and post-modernism are replete with those who reject even being included in these categories. This is also true of new media/interactive art/media art/technology art/digital art/.../transmedia. Already, some reading this are making notes for a rebuttal that denies that these fields are even remotely related. We ask your indulgence because as artists&&designers working across many fields of research and practice, we feel that there are no words for what we do. We have no specific field but we must speak. We ask that you allow us the use of “new media” as a variable, a phrase that will hold different data (and may even contain the wrong data at times).

http://www.furtherfield.org/blog/channeltwo/writing-your-own-instructions-new-media-approaches-2022-rethinking-foundations

DISCUSSION

The Digital and Analogue Subversion of monochrom


The Digital and Analogue Subversion of monochrom.

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Review by Natascha Fuchs.

Natascha Fuchs interviews Günther Friesinger, one of the founders of monochrom - an art-tech-philosophy group located in Vienna, Austria. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/digital-and-analogue-subversion-monochrom

DISCUSSION

Dual: Crossovers between virtual and physical worlds


Dual: Crossovers between virtual and physical worlds.

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Review by Rob Myers

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/dual-crossovers-between-virtual-and-physical-worlds

A show at Nottingham playhouse assembled by curatorial duo 'The Cutting Room' (Clare Harris and Jennifer Ross). Showcasing artists who explore the crossovers between the virtual and physical worlds with pieces in virtual realms, telematic film sets, game systems and interactive environments. The works begin to question the use of modern digital devices and how they enable us to transform and interact within hybrid spaces.

DISCUSSION

Mixing it: Michael Szpakowski's 12 Remixes.


Mixing it: Michael Szpakowski's 12 Remixes.

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Reviewed by By Edward Picot.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/mixing-it-michael-szpakowskis-12-remixes

Edward Picot reviews Michael Szpakowski's 12 Remixes, a series of 12 pieces mixing audio and sometimes video, that the artist submitted to a competition every month. Picot carefully analyses Szpakowski's creative method and shows how in almost every instance Szpakowski's remixes have a more resonant and spacious feel than the originals; the sounds are dirtier, fuzzier, more textured; and the rhythms are more complex.

Michael Szpakowski is an artist, composer & writer. His music has been performed all over the UK, in Russia & the USA. He has exhibited work in galleries in the UK, mainland Europe & the USA. His short films have been shown throughout the world. He is composer & video artist for Tell Tale Hearts Theatre Company & a joint editor of the online video resource DVblog. http://www.somedancersandmusicians.com/