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

pretty lies


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BlankThis capricious idea which is drowned in an external facade - is nothi=
ng but a dream a pretty lie
In time you will learn, yet fears dig deep suggesting that time will be not=
hing but a tentative barometer
Things look and seem in the right place, everything is exact to your requir=
ed and lustful measurement
A glowing example of the human race, parading the perfect example of what o=
thers should aspire to be
A design - designed to make free spirits worry, worry about the outer space=
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, decl=
aring 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 mytho=
logy which presumes style
It slips and slides and poses grace, hinting pure face as it sniggers choos=
ing a vacuous Armour
And you are fooled by this tinsel wrapping, which reflects how unrealized y=
ou really are
This invented criterion is a visual soap opera created for the empty heart =
who fears the mind
As the recommended lie oozes into place, the myth becomes a reality pertain=
ing the lowest denominator
Dictating the way, the way we should be - deconstructed, instructed - told =
and sold a classic ideal
It threatens inner smiles and is crushed under steel, it squeals under emot=
ional blackmail
For systematic creed identity is pushed aside for the chosen utopia re - in=
vented, invested
Lives are re - constructed losing thy original core which once burned proud=
and warm
Post - human triviality distorts our realities, opting for the shield that =
covers our true selves
Soon we will become acceptable by the soul - less eyes who judge other peop=
les lives
ENTRENCHED clothed in facile styles, dissected and conformed to the ultimat=
e self mutilation
And all this is because one must concede and conform to someone else's pret=
ty lies

marc garrett (1989)

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<DIV><FONT face="Calisto MT" color=#000080 size=1>This capricious ide=
a which is
drowned in an external facade - is nothing but a dream a pretty lie<BR>In t=
ime
you will learn, yet fears dig deep suggesting that time will be nothing but=
a
tentative barometer<BR>Things look and seem in the right place, everything =
is
exact to your required and lustful measurement<BR>A glowing example of the =
human
race, parading the perfect example of what others should aspire to be<BR>A=

design - designed to make free spirits worry, worry about the outer space=

between them and others<BR>On this archetypal product a veneer glows like a=

glaze which hides the rust that eats away inside<BR>How can one be free whe=
n
faced by stereo - typical - post - idealists, declaring war on self
love<BR>Pictorial delusion infests all hope and advertises a template of wh=
ich
all lost eyes infest on<BR>This mutation of the exterior is merely a polish=
to
hide the inferior mythology which presumes style<BR>It slips and slides and=

poses grace, hinting pure face as it sniggers choosing a vacuous Armour<BR>=
And
you are fooled by this tinsel wrapping, which reflects how unrealized you r=
eally
are<BR>This invented criterion is a visual soap opera created for the empty=

heart who fears the mind<BR>As the recommended lie oozes into place, the my=
th
becomes a reality pertaining the lowest denominator<BR>Dictating the way, t=
he
way we should be - deconstructed, instructed - told and sold a classic
ideal<BR>It threatens inner smiles and is crushed under steel, it squeals u=
nder
emotional blackmail<BR>For systematic creed identity is pushed aside for th=
e
chosen utopia re - invented, invested<BR>Lives are re - constructed losing =
thy
original core which once burned proud and warm<BR>Post - human triviality=

distorts our realities, opting for the shield that covers our true
selves<BR>Soon we will become acceptable by the soul - less eyes who judge =
other
peoples lives<BR>ENTRENCHED clothed in facile styles, dissected and conform=
ed to
the ultimate self mutilation<BR>And all this is because one must concede an=
d
conform to someone else's pretty lies&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR><BR>marc garrett=

(1989)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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DISCUSSION

crappy!


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Wow - there is so much junk in the world today. We are filling space with o=
ur crap, we are filling the climate with our crap, filling the Internet wit=
h our crap - It's just so crappy!

marc

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DATE: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:24:10 +0100
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Has been deleted by Mail Essentials for the following reason(s):

Body contains word(s)/phrase(s) 'sex'

Mail essentials

SEX = PLEASURE= LOVE OF ONE SELF = LOVE FOR OTHERS = MUTUAL ACCEPTANCE = NON
BIGOTRY = EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE = NON CONFORMITY = NON - THOUGHT CRIME =
PLAYFUL LOVING = DISCOVER OUR OWN GENIUS = QUESTION MORALITY = QUESTION ONE
SELF = RE-EVALUATE = FIGHT FOR PERSONAL LIBERTY = FIGHT FOR COLLECTIVE
FREEDOMS = FIGHT AGAINST CENSORSHIP = FIGHT AGAINST KILLERS OF CIVILIANS =
FIGHT AGAINST NUCLEAR ARMS POSTURING = MAKE OUR OUR WORLDS = THINK BEYOND
THE BOREDOM OF INSTITUTIONAL RESTRAINT = LIVE LIFE = ENJOY LIFE = LOVE LIFE
= DEVELOP ONE'S MIND = BE INTIMATE = HUMANITY BEFORE CONTROL = HUMANITY
BEFORE MONEY = BE PEPETUALLY CREATIVE = ENJOY OUR IMAGINATIONS = SHARE OUR
IMAGINATIVE REASONINGS = OPEN OUR MINDS = THINK BEYOND THE PROTOCOL = LOVE
REACHES FURTHER THAN WARS...

MARC GARRETT

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DISCUSSION

censorship on rhizome


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BlankCould anyone enlighten me whether there is an ironic art 'censorship j=
oke' happening, or is rhizome suddenly being censored, thus its contents as=
well...if so people should do something about it.

marc

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oke'
happening, or is rhizome suddenly being censored, thus its contents as well=
...if
so people should do something about it.</DIV>
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Re: ScanMail Message: To Sender, sensitive content found and action taken.


This is the type of backward nonsense I am referring to. If the word crappy
is seen as offensive sensitive then The American government is imposing
limits that are beyond reason. Who has had the same problems - or am I being
picked on by some 'cyber bimbo'.

marc

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