I presented a keynote at the Mapping Festival in Geneva, Thursday May 25th, 2019. The reading from a chapter of the same name, Unlocking Proprietorial Systems: For a More Expansive Artistic Practice, from my PhD. After my talk a few people asked whether the chapter was available to read online for download. Sadly, as part... Continue Reading →
Interviews with Working-class Autodidacts Practising in the Field of Media Art, and Activist Art Culture. Introduction This paper draws from of an autoethnographic study about Furtherfield, London’s longest running centre for art and technology. Since 1996, the organisation has formed alliances with artists, technologists and activists, who have dedicated their lives to learning and updating... Continue Reading →
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 It is clumsy and out of date.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 its expansion is stunted by a complex blend of: conservatism, colonialism, imperialism, conformity, and submission to market dominated directives, which unfortunately lead to... Continue Reading →
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.
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 how this learned knowledge can be used in ways that enhance and or bring about social and cultural change. In it I ask... Continue Reading →
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 for the SEAD: White Papers, in 2013.  The new refreshed version has been quite a journey. Not only because of writing the... Continue Reading →
The paper was an early draft of what is now called Furtherfield and Contemporary Art Culture - Where We Are Now. Summary Marc Garrett reflects on Furtherfield’s role and direction as a rhizomatic arts collective. He argues that the mainstream art world is becoming less relevant in contemporary life. He presents a selection of artworks,... Continue Reading →
(This is a draft of Hack Value - it will be updated and extended with more text and edits very soon) “We must allow all human creativity to be as free as free software”[i] (Steiner. 2008) Introduction The term hacking has been around for a long time. I almost hesitate to use the word. But,... Continue Reading →
Summary Interviews By Marc Garrett on Resonance FM, for Furtherfield between 2010-2011. These critically acclaimed live weekly broadcasts on Resonance FM, ran from 2010 - 2011. These hour long interviews featured people working at the edge of contemporary practices, in art, technology, and social change; discussing events and controversies, exhibitions, artworks and their aesthetic and... Continue Reading →
via Selected interviews by Marc Garrett. A selection of interviews by Marc Garrett between 2010-2013, with people involved in art, technology & social change.