marc garrett
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BIO
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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Exxon Mobil-Sponsored Terrorism?


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"Holiday In Cambodia"


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"Holiday In Cambodia"

So you been to school for a year or two
And you know you've seen it all
In daddy's car thinkin' you'll go far
Back east your type don't crawl
Play ethnicky jazz to parade your snazz
On your five grand stereo
Braggin that you know how the niggers feel cold
And the slums got so much soul

It's time to taste what you most fear
Right Guard will not help you here
Brace yourself, my dear

It's a holiday in Cambodia
It's tough kid, but it's life
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Don't forget to pack a wife

Your a star-belly sneech you suck like a leech
You want everyone to act like you
Kiss ass while you bitch so you can get rich
But your boss gets richer on you
Well you'll work harder with a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers til you starve
Then your head skewered on a stake
Now you can go where people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need my son:

Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people dress in black
A holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss ass or crack

Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot [etc.]

And it's a holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll do what you're told
A holiday in Cambodia
Where the slums got so much soul

I Fought the Law (and I Won)
Drinkin' beer in the hot sun
I fought the law and I won

I needed sex and I got mine
I fought the law and I won

The law don't mean shit if you've got the right friends
That's how the country's run
Twinkies are the best friend I've ever had
I fought the law
And I won

I blew George & Harvey's brains out with my six-gun
I fought the law and I won

Gonna write my book and make a million
I fought the law and I won

I'm the new folk hero of the Ku Klux Klan
My cop friends think that's fine
You can get away with murder if you've got a badge
I fought the law
And I won
I am the law
So I won

The Dead Kennedys

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u
know you've seen it all<BR>In daddy's car thinkin' you'll go far<BR>Back ea=
st
your type don't crawl<BR>Play ethnicky jazz to parade your snazz<BR>On your=
five
grand stereo<BR>Braggin that you know how the niggers feel cold<BR>And the =
slums
got so much soul <BR><BR>It's time to taste what you most fear<BR>Right Gua=
rd
will not help you here<BR>Brace yourself, my dear <BR><BR>It's a holiday in=

Cambodia<BR>It's tough kid, but it's life<BR>It's a holiday in Cambodia<BR>=
Don't
forget to pack a wife <BR><BR>Your a star-belly sneech you suck like a
leech<BR>You want everyone to act like you<BR>Kiss ass while you bitch so y=
ou
can get rich<BR>But your boss gets richer on you<BR>Well you'll work harder=
with
a gun in your back<BR>For a bowl of rice a day<BR>Slave for soldiers til yo=
u
starve<BR>Then your head skewered on a stake<BR>Now you can go where people=
are
one<BR>Now you can go where they get things done<BR>What you need my son:=

<BR><BR>Is a holiday in Cambodia<BR>Where people dress in black<BR>A holida=
y in
Cambodia<BR>Where you'll kiss ass or crack <BR><BR>Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Po=
t,
Pol Pot <I>[etc.]</I><BR><BR>And it's a holiday in Cambodia<BR>Where you'll=
do
what you're told<BR>A holiday in Cambodia<BR>Where the slums got so much so=
ul
<BR><BR>I Fought the Law (and I Won)<BR>Drinkin' beer in the hot sun<BR>I f=
ought
the law and I won <BR><BR>I needed sex and I got mine<BR>I fought the law a=
nd I
won <BR><BR>The law don't mean shit if you've got the right friends<BR>That=
's
how the country's run<BR>Twinkies are the best friend I've ever had<BR>I fo=
ught
the law <BR>And I won <BR><BR>I blew George &amp; Harvey's brains out with =
my
six-gun<BR>I fought the law and I won <BR><BR>Gonna write my book and make =
a
million<BR>I fought the law and I won <BR><BR>I'm the new folk hero of the =
Ku
Klux Klan<BR>My cop friends think that's fine<BR>You can get away with murd=
er if
you've got a badge<BR>I fought the law<BR>And I won<BR>I am the law<BR>So I=
won
<BR><BR><BR>The Dead Kennedys</FONT><BR></DIV>
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Oh the veins of her Majesty the Queen
They're so regal and serene
How I'd love to say I'd been
Down the veins of her Majesty the Queen
Tunnel down their beauteous sheen
And tell everyone I'd been
O the Queen and her cellar full of dogs
Wonder has she any frogs
Does she ever chop up logs?
Woah oh no-no I don't suppose she does
It would all be too much fuss
Anyway she'd have a

Private detective with her
Private detective with her

Just making sure no one ever had a go
At her Majesty the Queen
Someone no one really knows
You might think you know your friends
Even when they're on a screen
But nobody pretends
That they really know the Queen
I'd love to say I'd been
Somewhere deep inside the veins
Of Her Majesty the Queen

Robyhn Hitchcock & The Egyptions

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<TD class=maincell vAlign=top><FONT color=#800000><FONT
face="Arial Narrow">Oh the veins of her Majesty the Queen<BR>They'r=
e so
regal and serene<BR>How I'd love to say I'd been<BR>Down the veins of=
her
Majesty the Queen<BR>Tunnel down their beauteous sheen<BR>And tell
everyone I'd been<BR>O the Queen and her cellar full of dogs<BR>Wonde=
r has
she any frogs<BR>Does she ever chop up logs?<BR>Woah oh no-no I don't=

suppose she does<BR>It would all be too much fuss<BR>Anyway she'd hav=
e
a<BR><BR>Private detective with her<BR>Private detective with
her<BR><BR>Just making sure no one ever had a go<BR>At her Majesty th=
e
Queen<BR>Someone no one really knows<BR>You might think you know your=

friends<BR>Even when they're on a screen<BR>But nobody pretends<BR>Th=
at
they really know the Queen<BR>I'd love to say I'd been<BR>Somewhere d=
eep
inside the veins<BR>Of Her Majesty the Queen</FONT><BR><BR>Robyhn
Hitchcock &amp; The Egyptions<BR></FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></D=
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Sleazy Art Meetings (5)


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The Artist Next Door

I still can't believe I actually did this. I live in a high-rise apartmen=
t and my neighbor, a rather handsome looking artist guy, always seems to ha=
ve many of these artist friends come visit him. I know he conceptualizes va=
rious ideas, making them part of real life. Which sounds cool to me, life a=
nd art are just soo close now I've heard. You know, like that new Interne=
t movement called 'Art-Behaviour'.

He creates like an animal, I now this because I can hear him. I hear almost=
every noise from next door, those liberating and fulfilled sounds ultimate=
, creative ecstasy. I have always wondered whom these artists were, who use=
d to do home-based art projects with him, if they were important artists? I=
just couldn't believe anyone could have such an incredibly active Art li=
fe. I suppose I shouldn't have been interested in an artist who had been =
with so many other creative types, but hearing the unbelievable amount of a=
rtistic power he gave to each and every one through the thin walls of my ap=
artment I had to find out more.

I shared an elevator one day with him and I seized the opportunity to ask h=
im for some help on the Internet to look at contemporary, critical art site=
s and lists. He invited me over for a little tutorial, and when he went to =
get us both a drink I checked the bookmarks on his computer and found out t=
hat he frequented Rhizome. He caught me looking at it and I felt like I was=
invading his privacy and wanted to hide and crawl under the sofa. He was v=
ery cool about it though, and asked me if I had ever been to this web site =
and list before? I told him no, not knowing what it was about, and he smile=
d and said I should try it. I got up the courage to ask if it was where he =
got all his contacts from, and he confidently said that 60\% of all the arti=
sts he has explored imaginative projects with are from there. I couldn't =
believe he told me that, and I can't imagine why I asked this yet I did, =
I softly asked if I could be included in the other 40\%. Without a word we m=
oved to the couch, and he began to draw me. I'd never done a casual creat=
ive encounter before but I felt like I knew him intimately having listened =
to him so many times before through the walls.

Before I knew it I was drawing his cyber coat, hanging behind the door, all=
black and made out of leather. And then he explored many playful and fluid=
ideas with me. It was even better than I imagined and I'm sure that the =
neighbors 3 flats down heard my well thought out verbal concepts, as we bot=
h explored together primal art (yet critically informed) expressions, a kin=
d of performance that lets one blurt out moans. Maybe I will try Rhizome my=
self, if all the artists explore ideas as adventurously like this then it=
's something worth checking into.

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ill
can't believe I actually did this. I live in a high-rise apartment and my=

neighbor, a&nbsp;rather handsome looking artist guy, always seems to have m=
any
of these artist friends come visit him. I know he&nbsp;conceptualizes vario=
us
ideas, making them part of real life. Which sounds cool to me, life and art=
are
just soo close now I've heard. You know, like that new Internet movement =
called
'Art-Behaviour'. <BR><BR>He creates like an animal, I now this because I ca=
n
hear him. I hear almost every&nbsp;noise from next door, those liberating a=
nd
fulfilled sounds&nbsp;ultimate, creative ecstasy. I have always wondered wh=
om
these artists were, who used to do home-based art projects with him, if the=
y
were important artists? I just couldn't believe anyone could have such an=

incredibly active Art life. I suppose I shouldn't have been interested in=
an
artist who had been with so many other creative types, but hearing the
unbelievable amount of artistic power he gave to each and every one through=
the
thin walls of my apartment I had to find out more. <BR><BR>I shared an elev=
ator
one day with him and I seized the opportunity to ask him for some help on t=
he
Internet to look at contemporary, critical art sites and lists. He invited =
me
over for a little tutorial, and when he went to get us both a drink I check=
ed
the bookmarks on his computer and found out that he frequented Rhizome. He=

caught me looking at it and I felt like I was invading his privacy and want=
ed to
hide and crawl under the sofa. He was very cool about it though, and asked =
me if
I had ever been to this web site and list before? I told him no, not knowin=
g
what it was about, and he smiled and said I should try it. I got up the cou=
rage
to ask if it was where he got all his contacts from, and he confidently sai=
d
that 60\% of all the artists he has explored imaginative projects with are f=
rom
there. I couldn't believe he told me that, and I can't imagine why I as=
ked this
yet I did, I softly asked if I could be included in the other 40\%. Without =
a
word we moved to the couch, and he began to draw me. I'd never done a cas=
ual
creative encounter before but I felt like I knew him intimately having list=
ened
to him so many times before through the walls. <BR><BR>Before I knew it I w=
as
drawing his cyber coat, hanging behind the door, all black and made out of=

leather. And then he explored many playful and fluid ideas with me. It was =
even
better than I imagined and I'm sure that the neighbors 3 flats down heard=
my
well thought out verbal concepts, as we both explored together&nbsp;primal =
art
(yet critically informed) expressions, a kind of performance that lets one =
blurt
out moans. Maybe I will try Rhizome my self, if all the artists explore ide=
as as
adventurously like this then it's something worth checking into.
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