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

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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Domestic Idols


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vist & be free...

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I Want To Be A Machine


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I found the bones of all your ghosts
Locked in the wishing well
While birdsong gourmets dragged empty nets
I slumbered in my shell

In mitternacht, die mensch-maschine
Kissed me on my eyes
I rose and left the fire-ladies
Glowing lonely in the night
With all the pornographers
Burning torches beneath the sea

Chorus:

I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine

I stole a cathode face from newscasts
And a crumbling fugue of songs
From the reservoir of video souls
In the lakes beneath my tongue
In flesh of ash and silent movies
I walked at boulevards again
A nebula of unfinished creatures
From the lifetimes of my friends
I hope your innocence has depraved me

(Chorus)

Broadcast me, scrambled clean
Or free me from this flesh
Let the armchair cannibals take their fill
In every cell across wilderness
We'll trip such a strangled tango
We'll waltz a wonderland affair
Let's run to meet the tide tomorrow
Leave all emotion dying there
In the star cold beyond all of your dreams

(Chorus)

Ah!

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Want To
Be A Machine</FONT></A><BR><FONT size=3>I found the bones of all your
ghosts<BR>Locked in the wishing well<BR>While birdsong gourmets dragged emp=
ty
nets<BR>I slumbered in my shell<BR><BR>In mitternacht, die
mensch-maschine<BR>Kissed me on my eyes<BR>I rose and left the
fire-ladies<BR>Glowing lonely in the night<BR>With all the
pornographers<BR>Burning torches beneath the sea<BR><BR>Chorus:<BR><BR>I wa=
nt to
be a machine<BR>I want to be a machine<BR>I want to be a machine<BR>I want =
to be
a machine<BR><BR>I stole a cathode face from newscasts<BR>And a crumbling f=
ugue
of songs<BR>From the reservoir of video souls<BR>In the lakes beneath my
tongue<BR>In flesh of ash and silent movies<BR>I walked at boulevards again=
<BR>A
nebula of unfinished creatures<BR>From the lifetimes of my friends<BR>I hop=
e
your innocence has depraved me<BR><BR>(Chorus)<BR><BR>Broadcast me, scrambl=
ed
clean<BR>Or free me from this flesh<BR>Let the armchair cannibals take thei=
r
fill<BR>In every cell across wilderness<BR>We'll trip such a strangled
tango<BR>We'll waltz a wonderland affair<BR>Let's run to meet the tide
tomorrow<BR>Leave all emotion dying there<BR>In the star cold beyond all of=
your
dreams<BR><BR>(Chorus)<BR><BR>Ah!</FONT><BR><BR></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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DISCUSSION

Re: what if and tid bits i cry to much


I don't reject anything that is what makes me an artist...I close my eyes to
any concepts. I will think about them and even use them. Whether they are
termed as dead or alive, I use what ever it takes to procure my idea and
intention. If one closes off options then they paint themselves and into a
corner. (scuze the pun)

marc

>
>
> Kate Southworth wrote:
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> >
> >The perception of ourselves as artists inspired to create beautiful
objects
> >without consciously knowing how we make work (for fear that knowing might
> >spoil the magic) has to be rejected. Completely rejected.
> >
>
>
> Why?
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>
> -e.
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