marc garrett
Since the beginning
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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Coming Out to Play

I've always wanted to do something a bit more daring artistically, but my g=
allerist is rather conservative. Sure I've thought about dumping the uptigh=
t neurotic but he's such a good catch and I kinda want to hang on to him an=
d the shows are happening. Still, I need excitement and fresh input and I d=
on't' ever want the gallerist to get any hint that I might be subverting hi=
m, so I turned to the radical 'Agit-Art Service' in hope of finding a discr=
ete underground artist to satisfy my needs.

I didn't bother to put up an ad, I just replied to who had ads up themselve=
s on the 'Agit-Art Service' system. The first one I met was this cool guy w=
ho said he'd be willing to explore non institutionalized concepts with me a=
nywhere. Anywhere I thought...mmm, we had a brief chat online then arranged=
to meet.

He was trendy and obviously quite well known in his field and wanted discre=
tion so we decided to meet at a park on the other side of the city. He was =
a cute looking art activist and nice to be with, but as soon as we met he h=
is mobile rang and it seemed to be from a fellow activist. Him and the pers=
on on the other end of the phone dicussed various art strategies. As we wer=
e getting closer to each other I thought it was of the radical idea of spic=
e up our lives. I undid his reactionary angst and pulled out his agenda.

I proceeded to re-invent Plato's Pharmacy while he talked to his fellow art=
activist friend who seemed female to me, and he had a tough time not letti=
ng her onto what was going on. When he got off the phone he fell to the gro=
und and I continued to make a very close reading of the Phaedrus to him as =
he proclaimed that what I was doing was incredible. Then we did it, I slid =
his crucial Platonic distinction into my pharmakon and we continued to expl=
ore various 'art rule' gibberings that had been implimented by language bas=
ed 'gate keepers', from institutions out in the open.

People off in the distance could see what we were up to and watched us as w=
e pro-actively explored new conceptions with each other, but no one venture=
d near to us. We wound up caught in an endless play of differences, differe=
nces between signs, and differences within signs in the back of his jeep an=
d finally I deconstructed his theoretical load. What an experience, and whe=
n we parted we made a promise to do it again sometime. I think we both are =
going to try and deconstruct a few more culturalized ideas, there are just =
so many to choose from and so little time.

marc garrett
http://www.furtherfield.org

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<DIV align=center><STRONG><FONT size=3>Sleazy Art Meetings
(3)<BR></FONT><BR><U>Coming Out to Play</U>&nbsp;</STRONG></DIV>
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<DIV><BR></BIG><BIG><BIG><FONT size=2><STRONG>I've always wanted to do
something&nbsp;a bit&nbsp;more daring artistically, but my&nbsp;gallerist i=
s
rather conservative. Sure I've thought about dumping&nbsp;the uptight
neurotic&nbsp;but he's such a good catch and I kinda want to hang on to him=
and
the shows are&nbsp;happening. Still, I need excitement and&nbsp;fresh
input&nbsp;and I don't' ever want&nbsp;the gallerist&nbsp;to get&nbsp;any h=
int
that I might be&nbsp;subverting him, so I turned to the radical 'Agit-Art=

</STRONG><STRONG>Service' in hope&nbsp;of finding a discrete&nbsp;undergrou=
nd
artist&nbsp;to satisfy my needs.&nbsp;<BR><BR>I didn't bother to put up an =
ad, I
just replied to who had ads up themselves on the 'Agit-Art
<STRONG>Service'</STRONG> system. The first one I met was this cool guy who=
said
he'd be willing to explore non institutionalized concepts with me anywhere.=

Anywhere I thought...mmm, we had a brief chat online then arranged to
meet.<BR><BR>He was&nbsp;trendy and obviously quite well known in his field=
and
wanted discretion so we decided to meet at a park on the other side of the =
city.
He was a cute looking art activist and nice to be with, but as soon as we m=
et he
his mobile rang and it seemed to be from&nbsp;a&nbsp;fellow activist. Him a=
nd
the person on the other end of the phone&nbsp;dicussed various art
strategies.&nbsp;As we were getting closer to each other&nbsp;I thought it=

was&nbsp;of the&nbsp;radical idea&nbsp;of spice up our lives. I undid
his&nbsp;reactionary angst&nbsp;and pulled out his agenda. <BR><BR>I procee=
ded
to&nbsp;re-invent Plato's Pharmacy&nbsp;while he talked to his fellow art=

activist friend who seemed female to me, and he had a&nbsp;tough time not=

letting her onto what was going on. When he got off the phone he fell to th=
e
ground and I continued to make a very close reading of the Phaedrus to him =
as he
proclaimed that what I was doing was incredible. Then we did it, I slid his=

crucial Platonic distinction</STRONG> <STRONG>into my pharmakon&nbsp;and
we&nbsp;continued to explore various&nbsp;'art rule'&nbsp;gibberings that h=
ad
been implimented by language based 'gate keepers', from&nbsp;
institutions&nbsp;out in the open. <BR><BR>People off in the distance could=
see
what we were&nbsp;up to&nbsp;and watched us&nbsp;as we
pro-actively&nbsp;explored new conceptions with each other, but no one vent=
ured
near to us. We wound up caught in an endless play of differences, differenc=
es
between signs, and differences within signs in the back of his jeep and fin=
ally
I&nbsp;deconstructed his theoretical load. What an experience, and when we=

parted we made a promise to do it again sometime. I think we both are going=
to
try and deconstruct a&nbsp;few more culturalized ideas</STRONG><STRONG>, th=
ere
are just so many&nbsp;to choose from and so little time.
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<DIV><BIG><BIG><FONT size=2><STRONG>marc garrett<BR></STRONG><A
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Lewis LaCook Resident Critic


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Lewis LaCook is our first critic in residence on Furtherfield. offering
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featured on furtherfield, plus other works by artists who are currently
exhibited on the Internet.

http://www.furtherfield.org/crit/index.htm

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Real-time Fantasies Interactive, live, online drawing event
Furtherfield Networking Party Yearly Networking in UK
Furtherfield Urban Web street sculptures, web cam in UK
DIDO(Day In Day Out) Perpetual global diary

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<DIV align=left><FONT size=2><B><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT size=2><B><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT
color=#333333>FurtherCritic</FONT> </FONT></B></FONT></FONT></B><FO=
NT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT size=2><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#333333>Resident
Critic</FONT></FONT></FONT><B><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT size=2><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">, </FONT></FONT></FONT></B><FON=
T
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT size=2><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Writer &amp; artist, Lewis
LaCook</FONT></FONT></FONT><B><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT
color=#333333><BR>FurtherStudio</FONT> </FONT></B><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Furtherfield Online Residency, =
Jess
Loseby</FONT><B><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><BR><FONT=

color=#333333>Skin Strip</FONT> </FONT></B><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#333333 size=2><B>Glo=
bal
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with
CompletelyNaked</FONT><B><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><BR><SPAN class=toplinks>Real=
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Fantasies</SPAN></FONT></B><FONT size=2><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Interactive,</FONT></FONT><FON=
T
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"> live, online drawing
event</FONT><B><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><BR><FONT=

color=#333333>Furtherfield Networking Party </FONT></FONT></B><FONT=

face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yearly Networking in
UK<BR></FONT><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#333=
333
size=2><B>Furtherfield Urban Web</B></FONT><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=2> street sculptures</FO=
NT>,
<FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">web cam in UK </FONT><B><=
FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><BR><FONT color=#333333>DIDO(=
Day In
Day Out) </FONT></FONT></B><FONT
face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Perpetual global
diary</FONT></FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV>
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Current Furtherfield Projects


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FurtherCritic - Resident Critic, Writer & artist, Lewis LaCook

FurtherStudio - Furtherfield Online Residency, Jess Loseby

Skin Strip Global - Collaboration with CompletelyNaked

Real-time Fantasies - Interactive, live, online drawing event

Furtherfield Networking Party - Yearly Networking in UK

Furtherfield Urban Web - street sculptures, web cam in UK

DIDO(Day In Day Out) - Perpetual global diary

http://www.furtherfield.org/crit/index.htm

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Mechanic tries to Fix up his Art-Life!

I work for myself as a mechanic in my own garage and my main passion is art=
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suppose; also have a web site showing