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

Worm


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my flesh, frame and innards
is substance
water, iron & blood
and a combination of visceral functions

it is active
I use it
it uses me

like a worm
I eat the world external, I gulp
and then I shit
what was once internal
a recycled pulp

the world is my fuel
commodified and made easy
for the process
society is my parent
and it feeds my hunger

like a worm
I eat my world's resources
it manufactures my body
I accept in submission
what is and what must be

marc garrett's writings

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<P><FONT face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size=2>my flesh, frame=
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innards <BR>is substance<BR>water, iron &amp; blood<BR>and a combinat=
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of visceral functions</FONT></P>
<P><FONT face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size=2>it is active<BR=
>I use
it<BR>it uses me</FONT></P>
<P><FONT face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size=2>like a worm<BR>=
I eat the
world external, I gulp<BR>and then I shit <BR>what was once internal<=
BR>a
recycled pulp</FONT></P>
<P><FONT face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size=2>the world is my=

fuel<BR>commodified and made easy<BR>for the process<BR>society is my=

parent<BR>and it feeds my hunger</FONT></P>
<P><FONT face="Courier New, Courier, mono" size=2>like a worm<BR>=
I eat my
world's resources <BR>it manufactures my body<BR>I accept in submissi=
on
<BR>what is and what must be</FONT></P></TD></TR>
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Completely Naked


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Blank"Normal" People requested for a visual exploration of the human body

Completely Naked is seeking collaborators willing to model for our next
project, a video installation about the everyday life of the human body.

All ages, sizes, races welcome.

To know more about 'Raw Perceptions><Body Life' visit our web page at:
www.completelynaked.co.uk/bodylife.htm

interested people please contact us at post@completelynaked.co.uk

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<DIV>"Normal" People requested for a visual exploration of the human
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our
next<BR>project, a video installation about the everyday life of the human=

body.<BR><BR>All ages, sizes, races welcome.<BR><BR>To know more about 'Raw=

Perceptions&gt;&lt;Body Life' visit our web page at:<BR><A
href="http://www.completelynaked.co.uk/bodylife.htm">www.completelynaked.=
co.uk/bodylife.htm</A><BR><BR>interested
people please contact us at <A
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My sex


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BlankMy sex
Waits for me
Like a mongrel waits
Downwind on a tight rope leash

My sex
Is a fragile acrobat
Sometimes I'm a novocaine shot
Sometimes I'm an automat

My sex
Is often solo
Sometimes it short circuits then
Sometimes it's a golden glow

My sex
Is invested in
Suburban photographs
Skyscraper shadows on a carcrash overpass

My sex
Is savage, tender
It wears no future faces
Owns just random gender

My sex
Has a wanting wardrobe
I still explore
Of all the bodies I knew and those I want to know

My sex
Is a spark of electro flesh
Leased from the tick of time
And geared for synchromesh

My sex
Is an image lost in faded films
A neon outline
On a high-rise overspill

My sex

ultravox

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<DIV align=center>My sex<BR>Waits for me<BR>Like a mongrel waits<BR>Downw=
ind on
a tight rope leash<BR><BR>My sex<BR>Is a fragile acrobat<BR>Sometimes I'm a=

novocaine shot<BR>Sometimes I'm an automat<BR><BR>My sex<BR>Is often
solo<BR>Sometimes it short circuits then<BR>Sometimes it's a golden
glow<BR><BR>My sex<BR>Is invested in<BR>Suburban photographs<BR>Skyscraper=

shadows on a carcrash overpass<BR><BR>My sex<BR>Is savage, tender<BR>It wea=
rs no
future faces<BR>Owns just random gender<BR><BR>My sex<BR>Has a wanting
wardrobe<BR>I still explore<BR>Of all the bodies I knew and those I want to=

know<BR><BR>My sex<BR>Is a spark of electro flesh<BR>Leased from the tick o=
f
time<BR>And geared for synchromesh<BR><BR>My sex<BR>Is an image lost in fad=
ed
films<BR>A neon outline<BR>On a high-rise overspill<BR><BR>My sex<BR></DIV>
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DISCUSSION

Schools in fingerprinting row


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Schools in fingerprinting row
Tens of thousands of children are being fingerprinted in school - often wit=
hout the consent of their parents, a human rights group has complained.
Prints are taken for a library lending system which the makers say makes le=
nding more efficient and less vulnerable to abuse.

But the pressure group Privacy International says the practice is illegal a=
nd breaches the human right to privacy.

Dangerous

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/education/2144188.stm

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<H3>Schools in fingerprinting row</H3>Tens of thousands of children are bei=
ng
fingerprinted in school - often without the consent of their parents, a hum=
an
rights group has complained.
<P>Prints are taken for a library lending system which the makers say makes=

lending more efficient and less vulnerable to abuse.
<P>But the pressure group Privacy International says the practice is illega=
l and
breaches the human right to privacy.
<P><B>Dangerous <BR><BR><A
href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/education/2144188.stm">http://news.bbc.=
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DISCUSSION

Love/sexuality entwined


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BlankLove/sexuality entwined, not entrapment.

For me, love possesses verve, an energy that is like sexuality, a similar s=
pirit; it looms larger than I and larger than culture and opinion. It is pa=
rt of the dream, the planet, my family and my life. Sexuality has brought m=
e here, a place that seems also afraid of it. The irony is tragic, not like=
theatre or film, it is not simulation or abstract as a socially constructe=
d religion, it is more than illusion, it is very real. Sexuality and love c=
annot be measured, not by rules or a microscope. When placed under the lens=
it withers and dies. Yet when one experiences love