Marc Garrett Curriculum Vitae
Born 1964, UK
Since 2013 PhD Candidate, Birkbeck University of London
Thesis topic: An Imaginative Dissent in Art, Technology and Social Change
Since 1997 Furtherfield Co-founder and co-director, with Ruth Catlow.
Furtherfield is the UK based, online community, gallery and lab for arts, technology and social change.
2014-15 Part-time Lecturer, Contemporary Art and Visual Culture. University of Westminster
2008-2010 Sessional Lecturer, New Media Art History and Design; Digital Media Arts. London South Bank University
2007-2009 Sessional Lecturer, Internet Art Studies and Design; Digital Media. University of East London
2005-2007 Sessional Lecturer, Graphic & Digital Design; 3D Digital Design & Animation. University of Greenwich, London
1998-2004 Sessional Lecturer, Interaction design; Contextual Studies. Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
Co-director of Furtherfield
Furtherfield provides online and physical platforms for commissioning, exhibiting and reviewing critical digital art; to strengthen the imaginative, expressive and democratic potential of networked environments. Furtherfield is a non profit organisation and has been part of the Arts Council England National Portfolio of Organisation since 2005.
- Developing Furtherfield’s vision and mission through artistic and learning programmes, and physical and digital infrastructure: online, and at Furtherfield Gallery and Furtherfield Commons in the heart of Finsbury Park, London
- Commissioning editor for Furtherfield’s online publication of review and critique of contemporary culture in art, technology and social change
- Moderater of Furtherfield’s Netbehaviour email discussion list
- Partnership development, UK and international
- Curation of exhibitions and developing national and international programmes for festivals and tours
- Liasing with academic research partners.
Selected Exhibitions & Artistic Projects
2012 Festival of Money, short film with Ruth Catlow, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv. Screened at Zone Cinema, Brighton
2010 At Winter Equinox We Burn the Sun, short film with Ruth Catlow, screened by DVBlog at Show Room Cinema, Sheffield, and at The Zone, The Hundred Years Gallery, Brighton.
2009 We Won’t Fly For Art, with Ruth Catlow, shortlisted exhibited for the BASH, RSA and Ecology Sustainable Art Awards, London
2008 Darwin vs Creationism – Another Dilemma of Co-existence, net art performance with Ruth Catlow during artist residency – Liminal Screen Programme at Banff New Media Institute, Canada
2008 Driven- a Dilemma of Co-existence, net artwork with Ruth Catlow
2004 Dissension Convention. VisitorsStudio performance, Postmasters Gallery, New York
2003 VisitorsStudio, Creative director with Ruth Catlow and Neil Jenkins of this realtime, online platform for audiovisual remix, for which Furtherfield was awarded the 2009 Grand Net Art Prize by Machido Museum, JA
Co-curator, with Ruth Catlow of exhibitions at Furtherfield Gallery (formerly HTTP). London’s first dedicated gallery for networked media art:
2015 The Netartizens Project, cocurated with Randall Packer associated with The Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposium, presented by the School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore | World Wide Web
2014 Beyond the Interface, ISMAR, Munich.
2014 Digital Zoo: Life from the world wild web, a touring exhibition to 5 UK shopping centres
2014 Do It With Others (DIWO), CLICK Festival, Culture Yard, Helsingor, Denmark
2013 A Hacker Manifesto v4.0 & The ARPANET dialogues. ReadingClub sessions, in collaboration with Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez. http://readingclub.fr/
2011 Free Yourself?, a collection curated for Electronic Village Hall (a University College Falmouth, project)
2011 Collaboration and Freedom – The World of Free and Open Source Art, online collection commissioned by Arts Council England Knowledge Bank, mirrored by the Foundation for Peer To Peer Alternatives
2006 Node.London Season of Media Arts, London (voluntary organisers)
Exhibitions at Furtherfield Gallery include:
2015 Beyond the Interface, London
2014 Piratbyrån and Friends curated with Rachel Falconer, Furtherfield Gallery
2013 Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika; Glitch Moment/ums curated with Rosa Menkman; Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones!
2012 WWW: World Wild Web; Being Social; Invisible Forces with Class Wargames
2011 Made Real by Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern; Art is Open Source, 2011
2010 If Not You Not Me by Annie Abrahams
2009 Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain; Feral Trade Cafe by Kate Rich; Whereof One Cannot Speak Thereof One Must Be Silent by Michael Szpakowski and Doron Golan
2008 The Jeremy Bailey Show; Open Source Embroidery by Ele Carpenter
2007 Zero Gamer: Sometimes We Just Like To Watch, as part of London Games Fringe Festival (also exhibited at Zero One)
2007 Do It With Others (DIWO): E-Mail-Art
2006 GAME / PLAY a national touring exhibition, curated with Giles Askham, also exhibited at London Trocadero as part of London Games Festival Fringe; Urban Eyes by Marcus Kirsch and Jussi Angesleva; Open Vice/Virtue: The Online Art Context by Andy Deck
2005 Abuse of the Public Domain by Stanza; Theatre of Restless Automata by Boredom Research; Eating Canvas by Jess Loseby; A SCAN Showcase: *DATA AGENCY*
2004 The Future Is Not What It Used To Be by Erkki Kurenniemi
2010 – 2015 Selected interviews and articles for Furtherfield online
2015 Robert Hewison’s Future Tense 25 Years Later
2015 Choose Your Muse Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson
2015 Choose Your Muse Interview: Mike Stubbs, Director of Fact in Liverpool
2015 Drones: Eyes From A Distance. An interview with Dave Young
2015 Capture All_Play – An interview with McKenzie Wark.
2014 Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World!
2014 Review of Thomson & Craighead’s book ‘Flat Earth’
2014 We Need to Talk About Networked Disruption and Business: An interview with Tatiana Bazzichelli
2014 The 1,000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe
2013 Commodify Us: Our Data Our Terms. Interview with Walter Langelaar
2103 A Life in AdWords, Algorithms & Data Exhaust. An interview with Erica Scourti
2013 Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture
2012 Community Memory through Appropriated Media: An Interview with Eugenio Tisselli
2012 Crowdsourcing a conspiracy. Interview with IOCOSE for Abandon All Devices
2012 Community without Community in Digital Culture: An interview with Charlie Gere
2011 We Demand The Impossible: An Interview with John Jordan and Gavin Grindon
2011 An Interview with Dmytri Kleiner, author of The Telekommunist Manifesto
2010 The Status Project: Data-Mining Our Identities. Interview with Heath Bunting
2010 Meat Space and the World Inside the Machine. An Interview with Danja Vasiliev
2010 – 2011 Radio Interviews
Live weekly broadcasts on Resonance FM hosted by Marc Garrett, 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 social contexts. Featured Guests:-
Rob Myers & Katrin Baumgarten 30/03/11
Penny Travlou & Karsten Schmidt & Daniel Hirschmann 23/03/11
Jake Harries & Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves 16/03/11
Simon Poulter & Ellie Harrison 09/03/11
Stanza & Stuart Bowditch 02/03/11
Eleonora Oreggia aka XNAME & Christian Kerrigan 23/02/2011
Art is Open Source (AOS) & Monica Biagioli 16/02/2011
Elisa Rose & Gary Danner from Station Rose & Madi Boyd 09/02/2011
Mute Magazine and Jonathan Munro, Gareth Goodison and Parag K Mital 15/12/2010
University for Strategic Optimism and Genetic Moo 8/12/2010
John Wild and Olga Panades Massanet & Vincent Van Uffelen 1/12/2010
Class Wargames and Tine Bech 24/11/2010
Joseph Young and sketchPatch 17/11/2010
IOCOSE and Owen Bowden 07/11/2010
Mary Flanagan & Anna Dumitriu, Tom Keene and Dr Simon Park 27/10/2010
Deena DeNaro and Hellicar & Lewis 20/10/2010
Stuart Home & Richard Wright 25/05/2010
Jon Thompson & Alison Craighead, Corrado Morgana 11/05/2010
Jim Prevet & Kassia Molga 4/05/2010
Pete Gomes & Nick Lambert 20/04/2010
Lottie Child & Space Makers Agency 13/04/2010Danja Vasiliev, James Wallbank & Steve Withington From Access Space 06/04/2010Douglas Dodds (V&A), Sophie Macdonald & Sally Northmore (Mztek) 09/03/2010
Other Research and Writing.
Catlow, R., & Garrett, M., (2014) Don’t Just Do It Yourself, Do It With Others! The Paper Dimension of the Annual Click Festival. Page 46-47. Kuturvaerftet, DK. Click Festival and Atlas Magazine
Garrett, M., (2014) Disrupting The Gaze: Art Intervention and the Tate Gallery. Published in Uncertainty Reloaded by Digimag Journal. Issue 74 / Winter 2013.
Garrett, M., (2013) DIWO (Do It With Others): Artistic co-creation as a decentralized method of peer empowerment in today’s multitude. Peer reviewed paper for the SEAD Working Group on White Papers. Chaired by Roger F Malina, ATEC, UT Dallas. Co chaired by Carol Strohecker, Center for Design Innovation, University of North Carolina system.
Catlow R., Garrett, M., (2012) Do It With Others – No Ecology without Social Ecology, Remediating the Social. Page 69-74. Biggs, S., ed., ELMCIP, The University of Edinburgh.
Catlow, R., Garrett, M., Morgana, C., (2010) Artists Re:Thinking Games, book, FACT
Catlow, R., Garrett, M. (2008) NODE.London: Getting Organised Openly? Paper written for the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (online) Raunig, G. ed.
Catlow, R., Garrett, M. (2007) essay for Contributory Media in the Furtherfield Neighbourhood for Coding Cultures, Di Rimimi, F. ed., D/lux Media, Adelaide
Catlow, R., Garrett, M. (2006) NODE.London States of Interdependence in Media Mutandis: a NODE.London Reader, Surveying Art, Technologies and Politics NODE.London, Mute, London. Vishmidt, V., Francis, M.A., Walsh, J. and Sykes, L. ed.
Catlow, R., Garrett, M., (2006) Instructions Included, essay for DiY Survival, C6, London
Askham, G., Catlow, R., Garrett, M., (2006) Games, Play and Connectivity, exhibition catalogue Q-Arts, Derby
Conferences and Public Speaking
2015 Art, Technology, Human Existence, CLICK Festival seminars, Culture Yard, Helsingor, Denmark
2015 Panel chair, for EYES FROM A DISTANCE, On Drone-Systems and their Strategies. Disruption Network Lab. In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien Berlin
2014 Spatialities of Co-Creation, Collaboration and Peer Production in the Digital Age, Royal Geographical Society Conference. Convened 3 panels and a Furtherfield field trip with Dr Penny Travlou and Ruth Catlow, August 2014
2014 Furtherfield and New Media Art in London, Cybersalon event, New Media Art.
2012 Keynote speakers at Remediating the Social ELMCIP, The University of Edinburgh. Do It With Others (DIWO!) and Media Art Ecologies
2012 Furtherfield strategies for building virtual community, dialogue, peer-to-peer projects, and collective activism that engage the Internet. Studio For Global Concept Exchange: Collaboration and Community, California Institute of the Arts (USA)
The Centre for Research and Education in Arts), University of Westminster.
Barbrook, R. (2014) CLASS WARGAMES ludic subversion against spectacular capitalism, Verso.
Dragona, D. (2013) Artists as Commoners in the Years of Indebtedness, Springerin
McNeil, J, Quaranta, D., Lambert, N., ed Stubbs, P (2013) Art and the Internet, Black Dog Publishing
Dennis, K., (2009) Art/Porn: A History of Seeing and Touching Hardcover, BERG