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

Community Memory through Appropriated Media: An Interview with Eugenio Tisselli.


Community Memory through Appropriated Media: An Interview with Eugenio Tisselli.

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Interview by Marc Garrett.

I met Eugenio Tisselli in Edinburgh at the Remediating the Social conference in November 2012. Eugenio gave a presentation on the project Sauti ya wakulima, "The voice of the farmers". A collaborative knowledge base created by farmers from the Chambezi region of the Bagamoyo District in Tanzania, and "by gathering audiovisual evidence of their practices they use smartphones to publish images and voice recordings on the Internet", documenting and sharing their daily practices.

I was struck by his sensitivity to the social contexts and political questions around this type of project engagement. This interview explores the challenges we all face in connecting to a deeper understanding of what technology can succeed in doing beyond the usual hype of the 'New' and its entwined consumerist diversions. Not only does the conversation highlight how communities can work together in collaborating with technology on their own terms. But, it also discusses the artists' role in the age of climate change and the economic crisis, locally and globally.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/community-memory-through-appropriated-media-interview-eugenio-tisselli

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Out Now: FurtherNews Issue 11, November 2012.


Out Now: FurtherNews Issue 11, November 2012.

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Welcome to Furthernews Issue 11 which announces the launch of the new Furtherfield Clear Spots at the Gallery & Social Space in London, and brings you our usual mix of recent reviews and interesting things happening in the networked neighbourhood. FurtherNews keeps you informed of recent and upcoming programmes and activities in our shared community: events, exhibitions, publications, residencies, reviews, interviews, workshops, commissions and a variety of ongoing projects.

http://www.furtherfield.org/category/newsletter/furthernews

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DISCUSSION

Disrupting the Continuum - Mark Hancock looks at Rob Myers’ Shareable Readymades.


Disrupting the Continuum - Mark Hancock looks at Rob Myers’ Shareable Readymades.

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http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/disrupting-continuum

Mark Hancock looks at Rob Myers’ Shareable Readymades, which combine Open Source culture with a new perspective on the idea of original and copyrighted artworks. As Hancock discovers, the result is a project that explores our consumerist ideas about owning art, alongside the way the Internet changes our relationship to production and sharing. Artworks are also found to be no longer constrained by time and space. Access to the raw data of the source file might be all that is needed to create them and a new version of art history.

You can also find Mark's original article on Collaboration and Freedom – The World of Free and Open Source Art http://p2pfoundation.net/World_of_Free_and_Open_Source_Art

Part of the Furtherfield collection commissioned by Arts Council England for Thinking Digital. 2011.

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/