marc garrett
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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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censorship on rhizome


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marc

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DISCUSSION

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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From: "System Attendant" <LEE_NT3-SA@LEEPUB.com>
To: "'furtherfield'" <info@furtherfield.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 12:58 PM
Subject: ScanMail Message: To Sender, sensitive content found and action
taken.

> Trend SMEX Content Filter has detected sensitive content.
>
> Place = list@rhizome.org; ; ; furtherfield
> Sender = furtherfield
> Subject = RHIZOME_RAW: crappy!
> Delivery Time = June 20, 2002 (Thursday) 07:58:49
> Policy = Anti-Spam
> Action on this mail = Delete message
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DISCUSSION

Re: censorship on rhizome


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

> rhizome is not being censored. i would know... what makes you think it is?
>
>
> > BlankCould anyone enlighten me whether there is an ironic art
'censorship
> > joke' 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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Re: censorship on rhizome


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thanx clement - you language is fluid..

marc

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big dick balls bitch raffarin bush amour art rhizome fuckers shut up pidi
----- Original Message -----
From: furtherfield
To: list@rhizome.org
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 2:05 PM
Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: censorship on rhizome

Could anyone enlighten me whether there is an ironic art 'censorship jo=
ke' 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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somehow...</DIV>
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<DIV>thanx clement - you language is fluid..</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>marc<BR></DIV>
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: You are the Agent of Alternative Reality


Creating Reality

This reminds of an image created by a photographer friend of mine. In the
early days of Thatcher dominance over the land of scrappy little of England.
Around 1982 I think, Paul took this photograph from his black and white TV,
of Mrs. Thatcher as she glared for one moment on the screen. He pasted the
image on billboards, walls all over London of this 'mad' looking woman who
just so happened to be our Prime Minister at the time. This subversive image
caught the people's imagination, then suddenly the image was in magazines,
newspapers, the television again. And everyone can now remember her by this
image in the UK. A staring monster who had no empathy for other people,
obsessed with power.

Marc Garrett

> Here's a great example of advertising subversion: A graphic designer
> working for a swiss bank designed a suite of four posters, each of which
> prominently featured a photograph of a human figure contorting their
> arms in a different way. When arranged on a wall, the arms turned into
> letters and the letters spelled "NAZI". I believe that these posters
> actually made it out to the public. That's subversiveness.
>
> The ACR stuff is cool (and thought provoking as evidenced by this
> thread) but like 99% of subversive art projects, it's more of a
> commentary for the choir than a goal-oriented political action. (dplanet
> sux!)
>
> Another example of prankish quasi-subversion: Bill Ripken, brother of
> Cal Ripken the now-retired Baltimore Oriole baseball star, appeared in
> his official Topps Baseball Card photograph in 1989 with a bat on which
> he had written (or, as he alleges, a mischeivous teammate had written)
> "Fuck Face". He even held the bat strategically so that the phrase was
> easily visible:
> http://www.snopes2.com/business/hidden/ripken.htm
>
> -Cf
>
> [christopher eli fahey]
> art: http://www.graphpaper.com
> sci: http://www.askrom.com
> biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-list@rhizome.org [mailto:owner-list@rhizome.org]
> > On Behalf Of t.whid
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 1:56 PM
> > To: list@rhizome.org
> > Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Re: You are the Agent of Alternative Reality
> >
> >
> > note: i was referring to the mobile communication collection,
> > apologies for not being clear.
> >
> > i looked this site over pretty closely a couple of weeks ago, looking
> > specifically for images in the backgrounds that could be subversive.
> > didn't see anything that would be noticeable enough to have an effect
> > on an average viewer of these images and was left wondering what it's
> > effect may be outside of those (like us) who are in on the joke.
> >
> > if an image makes it to a big campaign (highly unlikely) and enough
> > people know it's 'subversive' then i suppose we can all laugh at the
> > company. but i don't see this subverting anything other than the
> > stock houses that may lose a minuscule amount of business (it could
> > be argued that the images they sell are more satirical than the ones
> > used at ACR) by people using these free ones.
> >
> > it's a catch-22, if the images were overtly subversive they wouldn't
> > get past the clients. if you make the subversion too subtle they
> > simply become free stock. i would argue that the photographer didn't
> > hit the sweet spot in the middle.
> >
> > take care
> >
> > At 13:35 -0400 6/18/02, Rachel Greene wrote:
> > >i agree that the poses aren't subversive. but there is a
> > subtle laugh track
> > >playing in the background... that is the element of
> > resistance i think.
> > >
> > >
> > >> from net art news:
> > >>
> > >> You are the Agent of Alternative Reality
> > >>
> > >> "Alternative Corporate Reality" (ACR) is a nose-thumbing tactical
> > >> media project that tricks corporations into using anti-corporate
> > >> icons in their own ad campaigns. Freelance graphic designers are
> > >> challenged to download ACR stock photography and use it in ad
> > >> campaigns for their corporate clients. This ACR stock photography
> > >> features recognizable project organizer Damian Stephens in various
> > >> mock-serious power poses. Participating designers then
> > upload samples
> > >> of their "subverted" corporate work to the ACR site as evidence of
> > >> their bravado. More of a sly wink than a thrown brick, but every
> > >> little bit counts when you're fighting the man.
> > >>
> > http://media.k10k.net/issues/issuewarp.php?ID7&URL=issues/i
> ssue117/index.php
> >>
>
> twhid wrote:
> >> this seems like a very interesting project, but the images aren't
> >> anti-corporate or subversive in anyway that i can tell.
> >>
> >> simply labeling an image 'subversive' don't make it so.
> >>
> >> i don't see how this project works to 'subvert' anything at all,
> >> except in the minds of few designers who are in the know.
> --
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