The mainstream art world has been locked into its own proprietorial* systems for years, closing down possibilities for emancipation in the arts. It is clumsy and out of date. Cultural evolution and […]
Marc Garrett is co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the arts collective Furtherfield, beginning on the Internet in 96. Furtherfield has two physical venues, a gallery and a Commons lab, both situated in the park, in Finsbury Park, London. Has curated over 50 contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, projects nationally and internationally. Main editor of the Furtherfield web site. Written for various books and articles about art, technology and social change. Two key Furtherfield publications include co-editing of 'Artists Re:Thinking Games' with Ruth Catlow and Corrado Morgana 2010, and recently on 'Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain' with Ruth Catlow, Nathan Jones and Sam Skinner 2017. Currently in the write up of last year of Phd at the University of London, Birkbeck College.
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.
Furtherfield’s 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.
Marc Garrett performs an updated version Gerrard Winstanley’s ‘A Declaration from the Poor Oppressed People of England’ originally published in 1649, at Transmediale 2018, Berlin.
The American born artist Jennifer Lyn Morone registered herself as a corporation in 2014, founding Jennifer Lyn Morone™ Inc. As the founder, CEO, owner, shareholder and product of her own company, she […]
I’m doing a series of presentations in relation my paper Unlocking Proprietorial Systems, from a chapter of my autoethnographic PhD research. It will be in the form of presentations and workshops, exploring […]
I have just finished Chapter 3 of my PhD, and it’s called ‘DIWO (Do-It-With-Others): Co-creation and Decentralizing Artistic Practice’. In its original form it (still) exists as a peer reviewed published paper […]
This is a resource page for two touring exhibitions Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century and, it’s smaller version Children of Prometheus. Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the […]
I’m looking forward to be moderating at the ‘Drones: Eyes From A Distance’ conference on the 18th April in Berlin, this Saturday. As part of Furtherfield’s partnership with the Disruption Network Lab […]
A small snippet (draft) from my personal statement – which is part of my PhD intro… When one is living on a council estate – bred within a culture which, as part of […]
Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World!, is about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and looks at science and technological determinism, and humanity’s bond with digital media and social networks. It includes human-machine relations, cyborgs, […]
This list of books is for a chapter within my PhD called the Magnificant Failure. A draft will be uploaded soon. —————————— Jonathan Israel. A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and […]