Introduction to the ‘Unlocking Proprietorial Systems’ Keynote, at the Mapping festival, Geneva May 25th 2019

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 Introduction to the ‘Unlocking Proprietorial Systems’ Keynote, at the Mapping festival, Geneva May 25th 2019

Interviews with Working Class Autodidacts Practising in the Field of Media Art, and Activist Art Culture

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 Interviews with Working Class Autodidacts Practising in the Field of Media Art, and Activist Art Culture

Unlocking Proprietorial Art Systems interview: with Artists, Gretta Louw, Antonio Roberts & Annie Abrahams

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 It is clumsy and out of date.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 Unlocking Proprietorial Art Systems interview: with Artists, Gretta Louw, Antonio Roberts & Annie Abrahams

Unlocking Proprietorial Art Systems – Presentations & Workshops 2017-2018

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 Unlocking Proprietorial Art Systems – Presentations & Workshops 2017-2018

Autoethnographic PhD of Furtherfield and DIWO Culture

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. [1] The new refreshed version has been quite a journey. Not only because of writing the … Continue reading Autoethnographic PhD of Furtherfield and DIWO Culture

Presentation: Furtherfield and Contemporary Art Culture – Where We Are Now

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 Presentation: Furtherfield and Contemporary Art Culture – Where We Are Now

Selected Radio Interviews 2010-2011

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 Selected Radio Interviews 2010-2011