marc garrett
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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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DISCUSSION

New Review - Experimental Theatre: Public Domain by Roger Bernat.


Experimental Theatre: Public Domain by Roger Bernat.

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Review by Esther Belvis Pons.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/experimental-theatre-public-domain-roger-bernat

Esther Belvis Pons' writes about Roger Bernat's experimental theatre work 'Public Domain'. The piece, still on tour, has been performed in public spaces around the world. This audience-centred project invites individuals to participate in an engaging experience that emerges as a sociological choreography. The audience gathers in a public square and they are given a pair of headphones, fulfilling the narrative possibilities of the group using statistical tools.

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. http://theunusualtask.wordpress.com/

Roger Bernat - After studying architecture, he discovered theatre and at the age of 25 he entered the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona to study directing and dramaturgy. Soon after, he founded and directed, with Tomàs Aragay, the company General Elèctrica. Well known in Catalonia for their daring and engaged projects, General Elèctrica (1997-2001) created a dozen remarkable productions. Roger Bernat often concentrates on a variety of social groups (heroes, transsexuals, cab drivers, etc.) in his ongoing search for new theatrical forms. His best-known plays include Que algú em tapi la boca (2001), Bona gent (2003) in collaboration with Juan Navarro, Amnèsia de fuga (2004), LA LA LA LA (2004), Tot és perfecte (2005) and Das Paradies Experiment (2007). Apart from his stage work, Roger Bernat also directs videos. http://rogerbernat.info/en/

DISCUSSION

A disjointed conversation – Claire Bishop, The Digital Divide, and the State of New Media Contemporary Art.


A disjointed conversation – Claire Bishop, The Digital Divide, and the State of New Media Contemporary Art.

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By Patrick Lichty.

I found Claire Bishop’s landmark essay on Digital Art, ‘The Digital Divide’ in Artforum’s 50th Anniversary issue three months late through Lauren Cornell and Brian Droitcour’s equally polemic response, ‘Technical Difficulties’ in the January 2013 issue. Since September, there have been excellent conversations, both inside and outside the New Media community. There are a plethora of positions on Bishop’s highly successful essay; success in that it has created such a stir. The problem with the conversation, and I dare not say dialogue, is that the rhetoric resulting from ‘The Digital Divide’ is disjoint along several lines, in some ways schematizing some of the reasons for her polemic. Secondly, the resulting cross-takedown between Lauren Cornell/Brian Droitcour and Bishop remind me that I no longer live in the relatively generous era in which we built the genre of New Media in the 90’s.

On Furtherfield's Community Blog.
http://www.furtherfield.org/blog/patrick-lichty/disjointed-conversation-%E2%80%93-claire-bishop-digital-divide-and-state-new-media-conte

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Algorithms and Control.


Algorithms and Control: Behaviour of computational programs in arts, media theory & political activism.

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By Robert Jackson.

Algorithms have become a hot topic of political lament in the last few years. Such "step - by - step" procedures, the common logic which underlies the behaviour of computational programs are now a key area of research both in the arts, media theory and political activism. Robert Jackson argues that more can be done to prise apart how contradictory algorithms are, and thus the contradictory levels of control.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/algorithms-and-control

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One Minute Volumes 1-6 curated by the film-maker Kerry Baldry.


One Minute Volumes 1-6.

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Portrait No.88 by Marty St.James

In partnership with 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Furtherfield Gallery is pleased to host One Minute Volumes 1-6 curated by the film-maker Kerry Baldry over three consecutive weekends in January and February 2013. The programme will also be shown at 20-21 later in 2013.

http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/one-minute-volumes-1-6

Screening schedule:

Sat 19 - Sun 20 January 2013: One Minute Volume 1-2
Sat 26 - Sun 27 January 2013: One Minute Volume 3-4
Sat 02 - Sun 03 February 2013: One Minute Volume 5-6

One Minute Volumes 1-6 are an eclectic mix of artists moving image constrained to the time limit of one minute and include over 80 artists at varying stages of their careers.

The artists involved range from established figures, such as Guy Sherwin and Catherine Elwes, to comparative newcomers through a multinational roster of those in between; and the methods deployed and content treated of are hugely diverse, a master class in the very short form film.

Open 12-4pm
Contact: info@furtherfield.org


DISCUSSION

Interview with computer animation artist James Lowne.


Interview with computer animation artist James Lowne.

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Sarah Thompson interviews James Lowne, who won the Animate Digitalis Prize in 2011 with his computer animation 'Someone Behind the Door Knocks at Irregular Intervals'. His latest animation 'Our Relationships Will Become Radiant' (2012) was recently screened at the BFI and Tate Modern, and is now available on DVD. Our relationships will become radiant was commissioned by Animate Projects with support from Jerwood charitable Foundation, and can be viewed on their website.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/interview-james-lowne