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

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DISCUSSION

Re: Some Sonic Youth lyrics


Let's start a new group - play some new tunes.

Thanx for that loy...

You have cleansed me. I am playing the record right now on the turntable. If
one looses their way in art - I recommend playing 'Confusion is Sex' by
Sonic Youth to blow away those imposed cobwebs. So that we are reminded art
is a creative energy that needs to be free from institutional restraint for
it flourish. Especially now when institutions are collecting information
from net artists/net gurus to gain credence, funding for its own survival
strategies. Of course not all institutions are soulless chasms, there are
some pretty liberated individuals who are using them also. But there tends
to be a pattern that occurs which can leave creative types high and dry
whilst such organizations take the limelight away from the originators,
pushing out of the way. I believe that it is much more important for people
who are dealing with new technologies to enhance their own positions
collectively. To remain or become open minded, forming stronger connections
outside of the inner circle with each other. Thus maintaining power to
change at will when issues arise that compromise creative explorations and
independence. What I admire in many new wave and punk groups is their spirit
of independence, this kind of energy can be subsumed so easily in the art
arena. I put forward that we all get together and form a new collective that
is informed about the shifts in relation to technologies. That are more
global, less localized but with a localized spirit, recognizing all our
intentions via a greater aim. I suggest that we start a new listserv that is
connected to various contributors sites and ideas via url links. With this
new group which will be focused around 'Art Behaviour' coined by Max Herman,
I think the words here can be developed on, up for a short discussion and
vote. And the words need to adhere or suggest the spirit of the new
adventure. So who's brave enough to start a new movement, a new group that
expands further than theory and academic remits, moving into active
connections that concentrate in survival programs that in a sense is part of
the art itself?

Marc Garrett

Some Sonic Youth lyrics

> ( "real artists post popsong lyrics on rhizome" )
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> ( "html" )
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> INHUMAN
>
> My body is a pasttime
> My mind is a simple joy
> I learned my lesson
> The hardest way
> But you don't know me
> A complete inhuman
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> Complete inhuman
>
> Inhuman
>
>
> ++
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> CONFUSION IS NEXT
>
> I maintain that
> Chaos is the future
> And beyond it is freedom
> Confusion is next and next after that is the truth
> You gotta cultivate what you need to need
> Sonic tooth
> Sonic tooth
> Sonic tooth
>
> Stick your fingers
> In your mouth
> Squeeze your tongue
> And wrench it out
> From its ugly fucking cancer
> Its ugly fucking cancer
> Root
> You gotta cultivate what you need to need
> Sonic tooth
> Sonic tooth
> Sonic tooth
>
> Chaos is the future
> And beyond it is freedom
> Confusion is next and next after that is the truth
> You gotta cultivate what you need to need
> Sonic tooth
> Sonic tooth
> Sonic tooth
> Sonic tooth
>
> ++
>
>
> MAKING THE NATURE SCENE
>
> Going back to these origins
> The city is a natural scape
> Order in details
> Confusion uproar in the whole
> In nature reality is selection
> The tool of critical intervention
> Fragmentation is the rule
> Unity is not taught in school
> You are in unnatural growth
> On a funny sunny street
> The city has forgotten you
> Symbols of its past
> The meaning of its state
> Its order of decay
> Stand now in a column
> And make the nature scene
>
> Standing all in columns
> Making the nature scene
> Making the nature scene
> Waiting to make them pay
> There is no resistance to
> The signs along the way
> Standing all in columns
> Waiting to make them pay
> Making the nature scene
> Waiting for the day
> There is no resistance to
> There is no resistance to
> Salvation means
> To count on you
> It just means
> To count on you
> Make that nature scene
>
> ++
>
> THE WORLD LOOKS RED
>
> Push it away
> The world looks red
> People with fisheyes
> The ground sucks
> Walk on my fingertips
> Displacing the fog
> The weight of my body
> Is too much to bear
> The memory drained
> The life from the doll
> An ocean of insects
> Moved like a sheet
> The immovable fact
> Buried my mind
> In a horsehair coat
> In a pile
> On the floor
>
> ++
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> -
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> + fuck
> -> 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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going since 97. We need a reliable server that we can use all the time so t=
o run projects that are diverse and in a constant flux state. Visit our sit=
e, all server owners in the UK and ponder on giving us help to survive.

Marc Garrett

Co founder of furtherfield & furthernoise - Digital artist/activist/writer/=
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DISCUSSION

Re: Press:Rhizome.org Elects Magdalena Sawon toBoard of Directors


His action strategies in finding platforms for creative types on a collecti=
ve level can also be viewed as art in its own right I believe.

Marc

In a message dated 6/8/2002 8:47:14 PM Central Daylight Time, info@furthe=
rfield.org writes:

Mark Tribe an Artist? Good question though...

His car-sorting project was not the worst art ever. Plus his compact, we=
ll-knit frame is art of the highest caliber in itself. Haircut too.

Tim

DISCUSSION

Re: Performance activist art!!!


Hello Natalie,

Just read a post of yours from a couple days ago in relation to 'how do you=
expect to have moral art in an immoral pollitical society?'

I do not think using a word such as 'moral' works in a world that has had s=
o experience of being tortured by moral groups who in their function exploi=
tative such as right wing religions for instance. For instance Bush moraliz=
es yet with his other hand exploits the world for corporate & military cont=
rol. Too long have the powers that be via their moral rhetoric imposed thei=
r own agendas on people all over the world. That is why many citizens are f=
orming new strategies to gain information on their own terms rather than it=
being diluted through propaganda channels. This way we can be informed and=
form our judgments on any political situation that occurs. Independent net=
working/collectivism is the key for survival in a world that is keen to pro=
mote weaponry products above human lives.

marc garrett

Think........... David Lynch, Lost Highway delivering packages to yoursel=
f (or gifts) that call attention to the realities in which you live. What h=
as been done here is the idea of gift giving. The gift is reality given to =
the people of America by an artist that has mimicked Lynch. In this case th=
e artist has made a mockery out of Bush's fight on terrorism and challenged=
it in an absurd juvenile way. It used to be you would hit the mail box wit=
h a bat while speeding around in your car. So we have advanced now to blowi=
ng them up with pipe bombs. Wouldn't it be cool if you could blow the mail =
boxes up with remote controll airplanes that dropped bombs on them. Anyway =
i think it is funny. But that is just another part of imperialism. How do y=
ou expect to have moral art in an immoral pollitical society?

Natalie

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