marc garrett
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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

Re: Re: [eu-gene] Directing Artistic Energies (was: Re: nato><jitter)


Ah,

but who is the idiot behind the Bot?

> On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Ivan Pope wrote:
> >
> > I think IID42 is a bot.
> >
> > Ivan
>
> It's true.
>
> `, . ` `k a r e i' ? ' D42
>
> + can I use it for a Rhizome Sig?
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DISCUSSION

Re: Flash Explores New Angles


Hi Natalie

'has that not already been done with post structural cinema'

When you kiss a loved one and you wish to kiss them again because it felt r=
eal and it possessed substance - one should kiss again. For it will feel di=
fferent, because time does not stand still, therefore the context changes. =
When you walk on a beach, treading your feet into the sand, I think it was =
Brecht who said 'you can never stand in the same place twice', (something l=
ike that) the sea washes your foot prints away.

Technology offers many options of reevaluating what has been done already, =
in a new context just by creating artwork, anything in fact via the compute=
r. So yes, do it again, why not? It might mean much more now...

It is not hypocritical to question the politics of a medium, and you might =
of noticed that I do not use it myself. I might do though, depends how I fe=
el really. Might wanna use it to see what it feels like, yep, I might just =
do that. It will question my own presumptions.

marc

has that not already been done with post structural cinema.(video) i mean=
turning it agianst itself at this point seems hypocritical kinda like radi=
ohead. or the faint. why they rack in the money and the fame. i hate capita=
lism but look i am star because of all its toys and will make all its toys =
say bad things about itself ewwwww funny ha ha that to me seems hypocritica=
l and rather absurd right now.i enjoyed the piece though i wish it would ha=
ve been a little more plastic a little more korperwelten or the virtual hum=
an now that is interesting and the issues that are presented there are impo=
rtant to the human evilution.

Don't pack your bags yet Jess,

I sort of enjoyed its presentation but it did not make me feel that
stimulated intellectually or emotionally or politically or conceptually -
mainly because it seemed like a pop video, and how many of those have we
seen? Loads of the buggers. I think, use the media but rip it apart at the
same time, deconstruct it, break it, use it against itself.

marc

> sent to me as part of the flash debate. preload is a bit of a 'mare but
the
> work is just bloody brilliant. i'm packing my bags....
> jess.
>
> > mx
> >
> > http://www.iamstatic.com/randy/love_me
> >
> > randy Knott
> >
> > http://iamstatic.com
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jess Loseby"
> > To: "t.whid" ;
> > Sent: Sunday, August 18, 200! 2 3:02 PM
> > Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Flash Explores New Angles
> >
> >
> > > Hi,
> > > personally I think probably that part of the problem with the (unde=
r)
> > > utilize of MX is sadly down to cost (ho hum). Flash in itself is ju=
st
> > about
> > > affordable to general artists but the three cameras, people to shoot
the
> > > film, editing equipment (virtual dub which I use is free and fab but
just
> > > not up to this) to create the kinds of bullet time/interactive video
they
> > > are talking about here is just too far out of your average net arti=
sts
> > > reach - but just right for mr corporate design-a-web. Having said t=
hat
> > > the time keeps getting shorter between what is affordable to the
> > > industry and what is afforable for the individual is possible so I
would
> > > guess that mor! e is round the corner. I have just begun to play wi=
th
> > > video in MX (though not the interactive capabilities as yet).but st=
ill
in
> > the
> > > 'ooh this is cool!' stage playing (eg making my daughter swim across
an
> > > page like some weird cyber fish hee! hee!). At the risk of starting=
a
why
> > > are net artists never paid debate, the double edged sword of the
> > > equality of the net artist (ie anyone can be one regardless of age
> > > background location etc) is perhaps that 'everyone' tends to be on
> > > 'normal' or less (for their age, background, location etc) income
and
> > > can't afford all the gear. In this respect the net artist will alwa=
ys
be
> > > playing catch-up with the corporate boys....
> > > jess.
> > > > Flash Explores New Angles
> > > > Macromedia's Flash MX allows users to ! do a number of cool trick=
s,
> > > > including switching instantaneously between video clips.
> > > new work: 'light from the machine'
> > > http://www.rssgallery.com/lightfromthemachine.html o
> > > /^ rssgallery.com
> > > ][
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> o
> /^ rssgallery.com
> ][
>
>
>
> + this isn't a fl! ame war, idiot
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+ this isn't a flame war, idiot
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DISCUSSION

Re: [thingist] Re: RHIZOME_RAW: [l0l] LOL#24


YAWN...

I was just agreeing, but as usual you misunderstand. I don't even know why I
am bothering to talk to you,
because like you have laways done, you'll just shout and scream at me or
anyone else who does not agree with you like a spoilt little kid, everyone
knows this. You know this, you'll threaten to sue, to hurt, to kill - that's
the way you operate, like a little gangster, a thug...you have not learnt
how to treat people as an equal. Scared of mutual discussion, and it is on
those terms you feel wholly inadequate for some reason, which should be
sorted out. This is why you are attacking me in such a way, which - is -
wrong. Grow up and become something better that you are now...

best wishes from marc

>
> Cheap condescending copout +
> similarly as your response to 'my' post.
> Slighting + dismissing all valid points.
>
> No, I don't imagine that intelligence
> slots into your 'playful' 'debating'
> 'precocious-but-not-too-much' wallpaper
> room decorating which you call 'art'.
>
> HA!
>
> >
> > > on 8/17/02 8:43 PM, furtherfield info@furtherfield.org ecrit :
> > >
> > >
> > > > Let's get busy with debating in depth, plus having playful messages
that
> > are
> > > > (creative and imaginative) above using the word 'fuck' all the time.
> > >
> > > Let's just not get too creative...
> > > For example, Natalie Myers rediddling of my sig below, while
re-diddling
> > can
> > > be considered a type of ascii-art battling, I think she went over
board
> > with
> > > adding the words "FUCK YOU", and although it made me laugh, I was
> > instantly
> > > hit with the idea than maybe Natalie should take hire an ascii-art
tutor
> > > before she jumps into making "flash movie(s)"
> > >
> > > ,_, ,_, ,_, ,_, ,_,
> > > /| | /| | /| | /| | /| |
> > > ,__|||_F __ ___| /|U___ ___| /|C___ ___| /|K___ ___| |___, ,__||
|___,
> > > ,__|| |___, ,__|| |___, ,__|| |___,
> > > //|___ ___|
> > > |/Y_/| |__/ |/
> > >
> > > O___/| |__/ |/
> > >
> > > U___/| |__/ |/___/| |__/
> > > || | || | || | || | || |
> > > || | || | || | || | || |
> > > || | || | || | || | || |
> > > || | || | || | || | || |
> > > v.._.|| |i.v_.v.._.|| |i.v_._v.._.|| |i.v_._v.._.|| |i.v_._v.._.||
|i.v_._
> > >
> > >
> > > > It does get a bit boring, shit - even i'm getting bored with it...
> > >
> > > "Was I bored? No I wasn't fuckin' bored. I'm never bored. That's the
> > trouble
> > > with everybody - you're all so bored. You've had nature explained to
you
> > and
> > > you're bored with it. You've had the living body explained to you and
> > you're
> > > bored with it. You've had the universe explained to you and you're
bored
> > > with it. So now you just want cheap thrills and like plenty of 'em and
it
> > > dun't matter 'ow tawdry or vacuous they are as long as it's new, as
long
> > as
> > > it's new, as long as it flashes and fuckin' beeps in forty fuckin'
> > different
> > > colours. Well whatever else you can say about me, I'm not fuckin'
bored."
> > > -johnny "Naked" by M. Leigh 1993
> > >
> > >
> > > -muserna
> > >
> > > """""
> > > ( 0 0) <- Ever seen a bucktooth dino with hair?
> > > }. .{ Don't laugh, but you have now.
> > > --uu-
> > > `-' Goofy Dinos only at:
> > > http://home.earthlink.net/~hairymuseum/gdotw
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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DISCUSSION

Re: Are They Really?


Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Are They Really?Yeah right,

A spy...

thanx

Marc
Come on we know all of these places are like private clubs with secret me=
etings and special boards.
If you want to get your link on there site get to know someone thats ther=
e at the Walker.
Go into 007 mode and make it happen.

Cheers
Lee

syc

DISCUSSION

Re: Are They Really?


Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Are They Really?Thanx,

I'll have a gander...

marc

dear colleagues

Feeling ignored and hiding from the merciless universe of the art world=
? Tired of libel and injustice ?
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pavu.com's "bean reputy" iBooster is your solution
With its pink and brown postings, with its extra talc options, this tac=
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Fear no more to say what you think and feel free to bean repute at

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pavu.com
http://www.pavu.com
-/ you're welcome ! /-

Marc
Come on we know all of these places are like private clubs with secret =
meetings and special boards.
If you want to get your link on there site get to know someone thats th=
ere at the Walker.
Go into 007 mode and make it happen.

syc