This essay revisits a time when both Punk and Situationism flourished in the UK. When a whole generation of radically different artists emerged as outsiders, amateurs, and the lower classes found cultural empowerment as an agent for social change. Their varied practices critiqued the societies they lived in, questioning the authority and authenticity of established … Continue reading Magnificent Failures Collide
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
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 Unlocking Proprietorial Art Systems – Presentations & Workshops 2017-2018
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 Autoethnographic PhD of Furtherfield and DIWO Culture
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
(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 Hack Value (Draft 2013)