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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Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture.

Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture.


Interviewed by Marc Garrett.

Some have proposed Jennifer Chan to be part of what has been termed as the post-internet era. But, this is an inadequate representation of the spirit, criticality and adventure at play in her work. Chan's awareness and use of the Internet reflects a way of life, that situates its networks as a primary resource. Chan lives amongst various worlds and engages in different shades of being; a self-described ‘amateur cultural critic', a net artist, a media artist, and academic. Her work exists both online and in physical realms, it is always present and contemporary. This is because her work lives in a world where the scripting of official art definitions loses its power. People have exploited technology to facilitate new behaviors where the artist or art amateur redefine what art is on their own terms. We are now in a post-art context. It reflects a very real, societal shift. Mainstream art culture no longer owns the consciousness of art, Chan and others like her are pulling it apart.


Movable Borders: The Reposition Matrix Workshop - at Furtherfield

Movable Borders: The Reposition Matrix Workshop - at Furtherfield


Organised by Dave Young.

FREE WORKSHOP Date: Saturday 18 May 2013, 1-5pm.

In a post-national age, where "territorial and political boundaries are increasingly permeable" [1], what has become of the borderline? How is it defined, and what technologies are used to control it?

Movable Borders is an ongoing research project that begins to explore possible answers to these questions through facilitating discussions around the 'reterritorialisation' of the borderline in the information age. Participants are invited to investigate the use of cybernetic military systems such as remotely piloted aircraft (drones) and the Disposition Matrix, a dynamic database of intelligence that produces protocological kill-lists for the US Department of Defense.

The Reposition Matrix aims to reterritorialise the drone as a physical, industrially-produced technology of war through the creation of an open-access database: a 'reposition matrix' that geopolitically situates the organisations, locations, and trading networks that play a role in the production of military drone technologies.

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Part of the Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones! exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, which opens 11th May 2013.

[1] Habermas, in The Postnational Constellation and the Future of Democracy.


Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones!

Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones!


Exhibition Opening on Saturday 11th May 2013, 2-5pm
It ends on 26th May.

Free Workshop - Saturday 18 May 2013, 1-5pm

The devices that once populated the creepy dystopian futures of science fiction have broken through into our daily reality. Drones are becoming part of everyday life. They scout our public (and private) spaces, carrying out surveillance or reconnaissance in the service of nation states and as unmanned robotic tools, armed with missiles and bombs, acting in defence of "national security".

According to a European commission document drones will be commonplace in the skies within a decade. There are already many companies building these airborne, robotic spies for military and police use and this has "prompted concerns from civil liberties groups, who fear that the unmanned aircraft will result in more forms of surveillance.” (Jamie Doward)

During the two weeks of Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones! people are invited to visit the gallery, view artworks and join a workshop by artists who are contemplating how drones are changing the way we see and relate to each other and the world around us.

Artworks and projects by Bureau of Inverse Technology (US & AU), Lawrence Byrd (US), Patrick Lichty (US), Dave Miller & Gavin Stewart (UK), The Force of Freedom (DE) and Dave Young (NL)


We have a Situation! - The London Situation Performance

We have a Situation! - The London Situation Performance


Saturday 23 March 2013, 2pm GMT - 3pm CET

We Have A Situation! Electronic waste is getting out of hand!

We need your imagination and skills to… COMPLETELY CHANGE THE WAY WE ALL THINK ABOUT TECHNOLOGY.

Join us online and at Furtherfield Gallery for a public event exploring the problem of e-waste and the creative potential of digital and online technologies.

The event will be streamed live through the UpStage platform with an online discussion about e-waste between Furtherfield Gallery and kunstGarten Graz at the end of the event.

Join the live stream from your own computer - live links on


We have a situation! is a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural European issues. Between March and May 2013 four "situations" will be created in four countries - France, Netherlands, UK and Austria. For the London Situation the focus will be on electronic waste.

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Location Furtherfield Gallery & Social Space
McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park
London N4 2NQ



Watch the live stream and take part in the online discussion with Furtherfield and the artists of Schaumbad at kunstGarten Graz (Payer-Weyprecht-Straße 27 8020 Graz, Austria) from 3pm CET.

Verfolgen Sie den Live/Stream und beteiligen Sie sich an der Online-Diskussion von Furtherfield mit den Kuenstler/innen vom Schaumbad ( im kunstGarten Graz ( (Payer-Weyprecht-Straße 27, 8020 Graz, Austria) ab 15:00 Uhr CET.

Watch the live stream in Eindhoven at MAD Emergent Art Center (Vestdijk 280 5611 CZ Eindhoven, Netherlands) from 3pm CET.

Volg de WHAS finale in Furtherfield Gallery live met ons op MAD Emergent Art Center (Vestdijk 280 5611 CZ Eindhoven, Netherlands) om 15:00 CET.


New Media Art Cybersalon - Next Sessions 27th March 2013.

New Media Art Cybersalon - Next Sessions 27th March 2013.


This month's Cybersalon is celebrating the past two decades of digital creativity in London and will look forward to the city's next burst of artistic innovation.

New Media Art in the 1990s was not about a particular art form, but rather about exploring the emerging medium itself. Some have called it techno-deterministic, others saw it as a rise of new digital aesthetics. What is now clear is that the best artworks from this pioneering decade explored how the decentralised and open structure the Net encouraged the development of virtual and real-life communities. It was this artistic avant-garde that would find its home in the rave scene, cybercafes and autonomist collectives. In 2013, learning from this formative experience, both veterans and newcomers are producing many weird and wonderful media artworks for our own times. Come to Cybersalon to discuss the past, present and future of new media art in this vibrant city. London's greatest contributions to digital aesthetics are yet to come!

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Artist William Latham will show and speak about his early experimental work on digital sculptures, developing Mutator and its influence on the aesthetics of the London club scene of the 1990s.

Ivan Pope, the founder of ArtNet BBS and co-director of Webmedia, will show the thinking, creation and impact of his first Web artwork - The Last Words of Dutch Schultz - and it's implication for today's Net innovators.

Sean Cubitt from Goldsmiths, University of London, will talk about how the interaction between electronic artists and their technologies creates a distinctive digital aesthetic.

Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett will discuss Furtherfield, it's online community, and their physical Gallery space, and showcase the latest trends and up-and-coming artists of London's new media art scene.


Ilze Black, Queen Mary, University of London; co-founder of network media group Take2030; and OPEN art bureau in1990s post-Soviet Latvia.

Exhibits: new media artworks from London 1994-2013.

Tunes: Wildlife Display Team.

See you there!

Entrance is free but please book on
6.30pm: doors open and drinks
Discussion: 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
Followed by drinks in the pub: The Slaughtered Lamb.

The Arts Catalyst,
50-54 Clerkenwell Road,

London EC1M 5PS

Tubes: Old St/ Barbican

Barclays Bikes: Right outside the venue
Arts Catalyst is next to Foxtons on Clerkenwell Road.

Audio recordings, tweet timeline and transcript of the discussion will be available after each event.

About Cybersalon
A monthly meeting of minds on how the Internet is shaping society:
for artists, entrepreneurs, techies, activists, academics and designers.
--- Speakers, discussion, exhibits, presentations and performances --- and a cheap bar.
The last Wednesday of every month: 6.30 - 10.00pm
Twitter: @Cybrsalon #Cybersalon

In partnership with:
School of Media & Performing Arts, Middlesex University
Easynet Global Services

We’re collecting work to create an archive of the past twenty years of digital culture in London. We want your old hardware and software!