marc garrett
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Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Digital autopsies: The Negligent Eye at the Bluecoat


Digital autopsies: The Negligent Eye at the Bluecoat | Exhibition, Liverpool UK | Review by Nathan Jones

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Nathan Jones reviews the exhibition ‘The Negligent Eye’ on digital printmaking at the Bluecoat in Liverpool. He examines its paradoxical concerns as printmakers question printmaking practice alongside other artists engaged in digital production.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/digital-autopsies-negligent-eye-bluecoat

The Negligent Eye
the Bluecoat
Liverpool
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 - Sun, 15 Jun 2014

Featuring artists: Cory Arcangel, Christiane Baumgartner, Thomas Bewick, Jyll Bradley, Maurice Carlin, Helen Chadwick, Susan Collins, Conroy/Sanderson, Nicky Coutts, Elizabeth Gossling, Beatrice Haines, Juneau Projects, Laura Maloney, Bob Matthews, London Fieldworks (with the participation of Gustav Metzger), Marilène Oliver, Flora Parrott, South Atlantic Souvenirs, Imogen Stidworthy, Jo Stockham, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alessa Tinne, Michael Wegerer, Rachel Whiteread, Jane and Louise Wilson.

The Negligent Eye revolves around the way a digitally-native generation of artists – particularly printmakers - are questioning their relation to the digital, using the notion of ‘scanning’ as a kind of mid-state of the creative process of the human-digital hybrid. The show is co-curated curated by the Bluecoat's Sara-Jayne Parsons and head of printmaking at the RCA, Jo Stockham, and features several works by her graduates, and other artists from around the RCA, such as Bob Matthews and Christiane Baumgartner.

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A Manifesto for Being Correct in the Arts


Hi Glenn,

Much thanks for your thoughts on the matter...

It's more of a polemic on the conditions that dominated freedom of expression.

It is not proposing an absolute, just for individuals & groups to explore where alternatives may exist, rather than just going through the motions of being directed by social scripts dominating our societal behaviours.

A disruption for a pause ;-)

wishing you well.

marc


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A Manifesto for Being Correct in the Arts


A Manifesto for Being Correct in the Arts

You’ve been to the correct schools and universities

You’ve been to the correct galleries & museums

You’ve been to the correct conferences & festivals

You’ve said the correct things to the correct people

You’ve supported the correct artists & correct canons

You’ve pulled rank on less correct individuals & groups

You’ve given prizes to the correct individuals & groups

You’ve chosen the correct route to boost your status

You’ve chosen the correct route to boost your power

You’re so correct you may not even know this is about you...


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Piratbyrån and Friends at Furtherfield @F.A.T


Article by Geraldine Juarez | Piratbyrån and Friends at Furtherfield. | F.A.T.

“Internet history is a history of friendships, the history of friendships is a history of meetings “ – @monki

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The place where Piratbyrån and F.A.T meet was of course in IRC and then the groups overlapped basically because of kopimi, like everything else does in the internet and AFK.

Fatties Evan, Geraldine and Magnus were last week in London hanging out in Harringay with the Piratbyrån bunch and setting up the exhibition “Piratbyrån and Friends”, that opened in Furtherfield last saturday.

The exhibition traces stories and affinities behind the swedish group of friends from which the most resilient cultural project on the planet emerged a decade ago. The gallery exhibition features a collection of archival material, t-shirts, films, comissioned artworks-networks and oddities- together with a vast and complex digital archive available in the Commons of Furtherfield and inside the Kopimi Totem, ready for you to explore and copy.

http://fffff.at/piratbyran-and-friends/

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Enlisting the Body: Joseph DeLappe and "Social Tactics”.


Enlisting the Body: Joseph DeLappe and "Social Tactics”.

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Chris Lanier interviews new media artist Joseph DeLappe about his retrospective exhibition "Social Tactics" at the Fresno Art Museum, and his Drone Memorial project at Fresno State University.

The Fresno Art Museum, in collaboration with the Fresno State Center for Creativity and the Arts, is exhibiting "Social Tactics," a mini-retrospective of the work of Joseph DeLappe, a new media artist and director of the Digital Media Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The exhibit has been running alongside the construction of a to-scale sculptural reproduction of an MQ1 Predator Drone on the campus of Fresno State, coordinated by DeLappe and executed by students and volunteers. I had the opportunity to interview DeLappe about his work, and the way it connects to militarism, memorialization, and embodiment. His work has been an ongoing critique of games that look like war, and warfare that looks like gaming – insisting that, within the hall of mirrors that forms "simulation culture," reality still must be accounted for, and attended to.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/enlisting-body-joseph-delappe-and-social-tactics