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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DISCUSSION

Re: Eryk Salvaggio: September 11th, 2001


Ivan,

I tried to email you the over day but it bounced back - could you let me
know whether you got my message or not..I think it was from glitches from
your server.

thanx marc

>
> > I would appreciate feedback on this piece if anyone would like to
> > provide it. I have mixed
> > emotions concerning it, the way I do with every piece of work, but
> > obviously the subject
> > matter here is potentially larger than maybe I should have attempted to
> > grasp.
>
> Eryk,
> I really like the work, in the way it abstracts time based imagery and raw
> data listing and recombines them into a recognisable time based work.
>
> This is my personal view. There is so much hysteria surrounding the events
> of September 11th. I have no desire to be drawn into that hysteria. But,
> from an art/artist perspective:
>
> .... to connect those images of 9/11/01 to the actual lives that were lost
>
> I cannot interpret this. What does it mean, 'the actual lives that were
> lost'? I mean, I think we all understand that it was real people with real
> lives that died. But I can't connect that to a huge listing of names.
That's
> not real people, that's about as abstract as it gets. I can't help
watching
> the piece with a sense of 'cor, that's clever, how did he do that' and
> 'look, the 'plane' is made up of Xxxx's name. Does that mean anything?'
etc.
> It is not really possible to connect names (which are surely abstract
> symbols) to 'actual' people (and what indeed is an un-actual life?).
>
> .... this is not intended to be
> a piece of work that you look at on a website and then move on; this is as
> close as I could create, to an online memorial, and I think the people who
> were killed deserve to have this piece looked at with contemplation as
> opposed to blind clicking.
>
> I do not think you can say that, that you can impose this view on the
> viewer. Honestly, people who are dead do not >deserve< anything. Dead
people
> are just dead people, there are a hell of a lot of them about. Do you
really
> think it is your role to create a memorial? And if you do, surely the work
> will stand or fall as that in its own right?
>
> To sum up, let the work speak for itself. Do not try to protect it by
> building a wall around it. Unless you are a commissioned state sculptor of
> course.
>
> Lovely piece of work though :)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ivan
>
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Re: Mail Delivery Status Notification


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