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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COPYRIGHT AND DEMOCRACY


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Joining Richard Stallman's sizzling polemic on the past and future of
copyright, Sandy Starr explains its increasing regulation by industry groups
and calls for more democracy. Ian Kearns sees copyright as a case in point
of how governments can regulate the net; and Eric Raymond argues the law's
an ass - concentrate on the technology.
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Re: VIRTUAL SKYSCRAPER


I thought that this piece was good also - it wasn't self -conscious, it was=
playful.

marc

http://www.jimpunk.com/www/100.000.000.000.000/

I thought this jimpunk hopper deal was pretty neat and good. Any art-the=
oretical arguments for or against? Mostly I was glad some were funny, and =
most were articulate without being overly so.

Way ta go Jim!

Max Herman

DISCUSSION

Re: Cupcakes, signal, noise


Hi Josh,

I agree with you there, and I have also had some personal experience of this
also. There is a certain breed person who will pretend to be your friend
whilst actively trying to jeopardize projects that you are doing because it
threatens their own patch, or they just do not like what you are up to for
their own warped personal reasons. Luckily many people have become
unofficially aware of this and have also experienced such behavior from this
individual. But it has been very tough for us, for this individual is into
controlling a lot of artists under the guise of supporting them and has a
lot of contacts high up. All is beginning to settle now though...phew, some
people are just soooo sad. It's a kind of professional jealousy plus basic
survival rivalry.

marc

>
> > I
> > come and go for various learning, experimentation,
> > and distribution purposes
>
> unfortunately, there seems to be some people who
> would rather you not do that as well( and this is from
> personal experience ). someone who has such
> motivation is often a threat to people.
>
> -josh
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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

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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
>
> 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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