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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Data as Culture


Data as Culture

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Review/article by Daniel Rourke

Rourke wallows in curator Shiri Shalmy's ongoing project Data as Culture, examining works by Paolo Cirio and James Bridle that deal explicitly with the concatenation of data. What happens when society is governed by a regime of data about data, increasingly divorced from the symbolic?

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/data-culture

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Digital pleasure in the aesthetic artefact | Review of HOLO Magazine


Book Review | Digital pleasure in the aesthetic artefact |

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By Mark Hancock.

You know a book review is going well when you disengage your critical mind and find yourself falling into the text and just soaking up everything you're reading. HOLO magazine gets you like that. I don't think it's too much of an exaggeration to say that HOLO magazine is itself a work of art. And a solid, thick volume at that. In an era when many mainstream art magazines produce something that could easily fit into a satchel or handbag, HOLO sits on the table like a portable gallery space.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/digital-pleasure-aesthetic-artefact

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Pencil-Line-Eraser: An Interesting & Worthwhile Exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher, London


Pencil-Line-Eraser: An Interesting and Worthwhile Exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher, London.

Michael Szpakowski reviews Pencil-Line-Eraser, the 'expanded' drawing exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher in London and finds a great deal to commend in it, though it also raises some knotty problems too...

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/pencil-line-eraser-interesting-and-worthwhile-exhibition-carrollfletcher

“Pencil / Line / Eraser, the current exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher, spanning both the main Eastcastle Street gallery and their nearby Riding House Street project space, is well worth a visit. It’s never less than engaging and there are several pieces that lodge, linger and ferment in the mind long after the bus or train ride home.

They describe the show as “surveying recent works in expanded drawing which use paper and line as a point of departure” and, let me say again, whatever I have to say that is critical you won’t waste your time there. Far from it.

This review will be in two parts – first, & with an innocent(ish) eye, I’ll sing the praises of the work that itself sang to me during my visit and then I’ll vent about the things that irritated me, more a question of contextualisation and commentary than of the work itself, although in today’s text ridden and intention trumpeting art world it’s sometimes a little difficult to unpick one from the other. Since the artists cannot completely escape responsibility this has consequence for any assessment of some of the work.” Szpakowski

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Google New Breed: the commodification of digital art & its young minds


Google New Breed: the commodification of digital art & its young minds.

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Marco Donnarumma Marco examines the issues around Google breeding the next generation of digital artists, as shown in their recent venture with their infamous DevArt exhibition at the Barbican in London. There has been an intense debate in the past weeks on what this powerful curatorial and marketing move by Google actually means.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/google-new-breed-commodification-digital-art-and-its-young-minds

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Against the Frictionless Interface! An Interview with Lori Emerson


Against the Frictionless Interface! An Interview with Lori Emerson

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By Monty Cantsin.

As founder/director of the Media Archeology Lab in Colorado, Lori Emerson has (since 2009) been surrounding herself with "dead" media technologies in order to help make sense of (and critique) today's much-hyped alive ones. Montgomery Cantsin conducted this interview upon the release of Lori's new book, Reading Writing Interfaces.

http://furtherfield.org/features/against-frictionless-interface-interview-lori-emerson