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: pretty lies


Hi Natalie,

Ihave just had a look at vanilla sky & it does look like another waste brai=
n space. Yet another well promoted distraction from life.

marc

you should whatch vanilla sky

info@furtherfield.org wrote:

This capricious idea which is drowned in an external facade - is nothin=
g but a dream a pretty lie
In time you will learn, yet fears dig deep suggesting that time will be=
nothing but a tentative barometer
Things look and seem in the right place, everything is exact to your re=
quired and lustful measurement
A glowing example of the human race, parading the perfect example of wh=
at others should aspire to be
A design - designed to make free spirits worry, worry about the outer s=
pace between them and others
On this archetypal product a veneer glows like a glaze which hides the =
rust that eats away inside
How can one be free when faced by stereo - typical - post - idealists, =
declaring war on self love
Pictorial delusion infests all hope and advertises a template of which =
all lost eyes infest on
This mutation of the exterior is merely a polish to hide the inferior m=
ythology which presumes style
It slips and ! slides and poses grace, hinting pure face as it sniggers=
choosing a vacuous Armour
And you are fooled by this tinsel wrapping, which reflects how unrealiz=
ed you really are
This invented criterion is a visual soap opera created for the empty he=
art who fears the mind
As the recommended lie oozes into place, the myth becomes a reality per=
taining the lowest denominator
Dictating the way, the way we should be - deconstructed, instructed - t=
old and sold a classic ideal
It threatens inner smiles and is crushed under steel, it squeals under =
emotional blackmail
For systematic creed identity is pushed aside for the chosen utopia re =
- invented, invested
Lives are re - constructed losing thy original core which once burned p=
roud and warm
Post - human triviality distorts our realities, opting for the shield t=
hat covers our true selves
Soon we will become acceptable by the soul - less eyes who judge other =
peoples lives
ENTRENCHED clothed in facile styles, dis! sected and conformed to the u=
ltimate self mutilation
And all this is because one must concede and conform to someone else's =
pretty lies

marc garrett (1989)

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Spoken word


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Re: censorship on rhizome


Yeah thanx,

Alex & I sorted it out to that point...

marc

> At 16:49 +0100 6/21/02, furtherfield wrote:
> >Hi Rachel,
> >
> >Might be getting closer to the source - it is not censorship at all. It
> >could be someone who has put on child protection, in relation to language
on
> >their comp; but is still receiving rhizome raw.
> >
> >marc
>
>
> http://www.gfisoftware.com/me/mesfeatures.htm
>
> this looks to be the software that blocked the email. not to hard to
> find, took about a 10 sec google.
>
> prolly someone who's place of business uses this software. i thought
> it was fairly obvious from the message that it wasn't rhizome's
> server doing it.
>
> At 12:22 +0100 6/21/02, furtherfield wrote:
> >MAIL ESSENTIALS SENDER NOTIFICATION
> >
> >The following message:
> >
>
> below is the server that caught it.
>
> >TO: postmaster@ipass.com
> >FROM: info@furtherfield.org
> >DATE: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:24:10 +0100
> >Subject: Re: Mail Delivery Status Notification
> >
> >
> >Has been deleted by Mail Essentials for the following reason(s):
> >
> >Body contains word(s)/phrase(s) 'sex'
>
> fairly clear that Mail Essentials was the culprit on ipass.com,
> nothing to do with rhizome.
> --
> <twhid>
> http://www.mteww.com
> </twhid>
> + dirty.bomb$THpleted.uranium
> -> Rhizome.org
> -> post: list@rhizome.org
> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/subscribe.rhiz
> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
> +
> Subscribers to Rhizome are subject to the terms set out in the
> Membership Agreement available online at http://rhizome.org/info/29.php3
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>

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Re: censorship puzzle is solved! user comes clean...


Thanx Julie,

I can rest my paronoid state of mind now- of course, I've nothing to
hide...;-)

marc

> okay, i guess the censorship gig is up ya'll...
> i really wish i had planned it and could say it was some kind of
> performance.art to freak everyone out about security and all that BUT>>i
> cannot.
>
> i have not had a chance to read my rhizome mail for at least a week and
> it has piled up in the mailbox waiting for me. and finally today i went
> in there and began to read and then...the plot...it began to unfold!!!
> and i was a major part of it, if not the cause!!!!
>
> much to my amusement, but maybe not everyone in this forums...we loaded
> upTrends ScanMail for our server this week for our ongoing severe spam
> problem. AND apparently some of the content filters are still on and
> being "tweaked". i received a copy of scanmails' filter alert about some
> content from furtherfield earlier this week...but i have been so
> overwhelmed in tech-land this week i just dismissed it for later view.
>
> and NOW i see that the scanmail messages have sent this list into a
> tizzy.
> NO >>>rhizome is not being CENSORED! but my work is trying to be...at
> least partly spam free. i do not like the content filters. we had
> auction ads for our company bounced this week because of the word rape.
> (it was the word, scraper..as in equipment? ya know, a scraper? duh!)
>
> so i apologize for any troubles this caused!!!!
> we are all safe. the software police are not coming................yet.
>
> we are loading up the list@rhizome.org email address to our filter now
> so this should stop happening in the future. and i will keep my eyes on
> rhizome messages to see if it gets fixed.
> sorry! J>
> + bostoniscoolerthannewyorkbostoniscoolerthannewyorkbostoniscoolerthanne
> -> Rhizome.org
> -> post: list@rhizome.org
> -> questions: info@rhizome.org
> -> subscribe/unsubscribe: http://rhizome.org/subscribe.rhiz
> -> give: http://rhizome.org/support
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Death by Carriage


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BlankDeath by Carriage

I lay here on my own
waiting for my leave

life and all its concur
is but a blur

echoing facades
floating
fading dimly

eyes shut slowly
conceding to life's weight

it falls like a watery shroud
unclothing me

could this naked child be so - so old ?

I can feel my vulnerable soul
is lingering

once earth bound
gagged by puppy hopes

nurtured with morbid
beliefs and security

living out ideas
on histories tired limbs

compared to the quiet shout
that time gives

I have compared myself
with too many things

hands between my legs
they are now fiddling

as the light draws nearer
I wish to receive

the god whom has caressed
all nervous energy

the cock is erect and
desires the ultimate coming

oh to feel the last pleasure
that what is my own

an essence dominates
the gap in this place

to come before I die
is my last simple wish

after all what else
what else is left ?

to dare wank at death
and enjoy thy fate

to be stuck in rhythm
shafting life's chant

to be wet and warm
and smiling
once gone

evading the stolen glory
of bastard time

to excrete all those shameful
insecurities

the last coming is here
now I must win

must embrace death
and explode out of me
life

my arms collapse
exhausted
they fail me

my heart
misses a beat

no coming
no glory
time clicks
passing me by...

poem by marc garrett (1988)

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<P align=center><STRONG>Death by Carriage</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG></STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>I lay here on my own<BR>waiting for my leave
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>life and all its concur <BR>is but a blur </STRON=
G></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>echoing facades <BR>floating<BR>fading dimly
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>eyes shut slowly <BR>conceding to life's weight=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>it falls like a watery shroud <BR>unclothing me=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>could this naked child be so - so old ? </STRONG>=
</P>
<P align=center><STRONG>I can feel my vulnerable soul <BR>is lingering
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>once earth bound <BR>gagged by puppy hopes </STRO=
NG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>nurtured with morbid <BR>beliefs and security
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>living out ideas <BR>on histories tired limbs
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>compared to the quiet shout <BR>that time gives=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>I have compared myself <BR>with too many things=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>hands between my legs <BR>they are now fiddling=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>as the light draws nearer <BR>I wish to receive=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>the god whom has caressed <BR>all nervous energy=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>the cock is erect and <BR>desires the ultimate co=
ming
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>oh to feel the last pleasure <BR>that what is my =
own
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>an essence dominates <BR>the gap in this place
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>to come before I die <BR>is my last simple wish=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>after all what else <BR>what else is left ?
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>to dare wank at death <BR>and enjoy thy fate
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>to be stuck in rhythm <BR>shafting life's chant=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>to be wet and warm <BR>and smiling <BR>once gone=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>evading the stolen glory <BR>of bastard time
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>to excrete all those shameful <BR>insecurities
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>the last coming is here <BR>now I must win </STRO=
NG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>must embrace death <BR>and explode out of me <BR>=
life
</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>my arms collapse <BR>exhausted <BR>they fail me=

</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>my heart <BR>misses a beat </STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG>no coming <BR>no glory <BR>time clicks <BR>passin=
g me
by...</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG></STRONG>&nbsp;</P>
<P align=center><STRONG>poem by marc garrett (1988)</STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG></STRONG></P>
<P align=center><STRONG></STRONG>&nbsp;</P>
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