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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Glass houses, Roman numerals and shady worlds. Annet Dekker in conversation with Femke Herregraven.


Glass houses, Roman numerals and shady worlds. Annet Dekker in conversation with Femke Herregraven.

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‘About 50% of global trade is channelled through tax havens and 83 of the 100 largest multinationals are based in the Netherlands for fiscal reasons. The flow of money seeks the path of least resistance – but where exactly do those paths lie today?’

Annet Dekker interviews graphic designer Femke Herregraven about her latest online game Taxodus, a game about offshore tax avoidance. Taxodus is an accessible way to discover how you can avoid paying taxes, and if you can’t get away with it completely, how you can make sure you pay the lowest possible amount. "My primary intention, says Femke, is to make these flows of money visible and question them, because once it’s out in the open people can decide for themselves if this is our idea of a sustainable economy."

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/glass-houses-roman-numerals-and-shady-worlds-annet-dekker-conversation-femke-her

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'Training for a Better World' by Annie Abrahams.


'Training for a Better World' by Annie Abrahams.

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Michael Szpakowski takes us through Annie Abrahams’ show at the Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon in Sète. Annie's work, he says, "has no message, is not confined to any one medium, collaborates in multiple ways, borrows, steals (and gives) and presents us with a set of marvellous and mysterious objects which afford us a spectrum of entirely new pathways to the world, to seeing it, talking and thinking about it".

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/training-better-world-annie-abrahams

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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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