CV

Dr Marc Garrett Curriculum Vitae

marc.garrett@furtherfield.org

https://marcgarrett.org/

https://www.furtherfield.org/

Education

PhD Birkbeck University of London, 2020.

Thesis topic: Furtherfield: Twenty Years of Art, Technology and Social Change.

Employment

  • 2020-Ongoing Furtherfield Curator and researcher
  • 1996-2020 Furtherfield Co-founder and co-director, co-curator and editor.
  • 1998-Ongoing Sessional Lecturer, Interaction design; Contextual Studies. Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.
  • 2014-15 Part-time Lecturer, Contemporary Art and Visual Culture. The University of Westminster.

Research and Publications

  • Frankenstein Reanimated: Conversations with Artists in Dystopian Times, (2021) Marc Garrett, Yiannis Colakides. Torque Editions.
  • Magnificent Failures Collide. Marc Garrett, (2021). Monoskop.
  • The right to your own self: RECLAIMING THE CORPORATE OWNED SELF. Goethe Institut, (2020). Marc Garrett.
  • Art, Debt, Health, and Care: Interview with Cassie Thornton. Marc Garrett. The Hologram: Feminist, Peer-to-Peer Health for a Post-Pandemic Future (Vagabonds). Author by Cassie Thornton. Pluto Press (2020).
  • DIWO to DAOWO: Rehashing Proprietorial Dominance of Art practice. Garrett, Marc and Catlow, Ruth. Art Hack Practice: Critical Intersections of Art, Innovation and the Maker Movement. Editors Victoria Bradbury and Suzy O’Hara (2019).
  • State Machines: Reflections & Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, & Art (2019). Edited by Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich. Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam.
  • Unlocking Proprietorial Systems for Artistic Practice. RESEARCH VALUES 2018. Marc Garrett. APRJA, A Peer-Reviewed Journal About_. Research/PhD Workshop 2018. 29–31 Jan 2018. Brandenburg Center for Media Studies – ZeM.
  • Artists Re: thinking the Blockchain (2017). Eds, Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones, & Sam Skinner. Torque Editions & Furtherfield, Liverpool Press.
  • Catlow, R., & Garrett, M., (2016) Foreword, Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne/Technique/Technology. Eds Baker, Camille & Sicchio, Kate. Routledge.
  • 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. Kutur Verftet, 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 decentralised 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 is 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 Rimini, 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.

Public Speaking

  • 2019 Keynote speech, Unlocking Proprietorial Systems: For a More Expansive Artistic Practice. Mapping festival. The Forum, Geneva.
  • 2019 Book launch of Jugaad Time. Hosted fireside chat with author Amit Rai, Furtherfield Commons, London.
  • 2019 Book launch of State Machines: Reflections & Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, & Art. Furtherfield Commons. London. Hosted and chaired the panel. Editors present: Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich. Contributors present Max Dovey and Helen Kaplinsky, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, and respondent Ruth Catlow.
  • 2018 Book launch of Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialisation by Max Haiven. Hosted by Marc Garrett & Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield Commons. Respondents include Austin Houldsworth, Dan Edlestyn, Brett Scott, Cassie Thornton, Kate Genevieve, Emily Rosamond, Jonathan Harris.
  • 2018 Tell It Like It Is: Transmediale 2018 Opening Rally (Really). Special event. Transmediale. Berlin.
  • 2018 Panel chair, for Nefarious Values: On Artistic Critique and Complicity. Transmediale. Berlin.
  • 2015 Keynote with Ruth Catlow. 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 Keynote with Ruth Catlow. Spatialities of Co-Creation, Collaboration and Peer Production in the Digital Age, Royal Geographical Society Conference. Convened three panels and a Furtherfield field trip with Dr Penny Travlou and Ruth Catlow, August 2014. Edinburgh University.
  • 2014 Presentation with Ruth Catlow. New Media Art in London, Cybersalon event, New Media Art.
  • 2012 Keynote with Ruth Catlow. Speakers at Remediating the Social ELMCIP, The University of Edinburgh. Do It With Others (DIWO!) and Media Art Ecologies.

Curatorial Activity

  • 2017 Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st century, Laboral
  • 2015 The Netartizens Project, co-curated with Ruth Catlow and 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 co-curated with Ruth Catlow.
  • 2014 Do It With Others (DIWO), CLICK Festival, Culture Yard, Helsingor, Denmark co-curated with Ruth Catlow.
  • 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 co-curated with Ruth Catlow 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 co-curated with Ruth Catlow.
  • 2006 Node.London Season of Media Arts, London (voluntary organisers).
  • Curation at Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion, London, UK
  • Co-curator, with Ruth Catlow of exhibitions at Furtherfield Gallery (formerly HTTP). London’s first dedicated gallery for networked media art9 May – 20 Oct 2019. Time Portals exhibition. Featuring artists: Antonio Roberts, Studio Hyte, Rachel Jacobs, Thomson & Craighead, Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, Elsa James and Carl Smith, James E. Marks, Marius Matesan, Chris Szkoda, Hugo Stanbury.
  • 1 Jul – 20 Aug 2017. Children of Prometheus exhibition. Featuring Artists: Anna Dumitriu (in collaboration with Melissa Grant and Rachel Sammons), Carla Gannis, AOS (Art is Open Source) Simon McLennan, and Alan Sondheim.20 May – 25 Jun 2017. NEW WORLD ORDER exhibition. Featuring artists: Jaya Klara Brekke, Pete Gomes, Rob Myers, Primavera De Filippi of O’Khaos, Paul Seidler, Paul Kolling, Max Hampshire, Lina Theodorou, xfx (aka Ami Clarke), Corina Angheloiu.
  • 17 Oct – 22 Nov, 2015. The Human Face of Cryptoeconomics exhibition. Furtherfield Gallery, McKenzie Pavilion. London. The UK. Featured artists: Émilie Brout and Maxime Marion, Shu Lea Cheang, Sarah T Gold, Jennifer Lyn Morone, Rob Myers, The Museum of Contemporary Commodities (MoCC).
  • 25 Apr – 21 Jun 2015. Beyond the Interface exhibition. Furtherfield Gallery, Featuring artists: Zach Blas, Branger_Briz, Mez Breeze, Heath Bunting, Jennifer Chan, Francesca da Rimini, Genetic Moo, Nathaniel Stern.
  • Piratbyrån and Friends curated with Rachel Falconer, Furtherfield Gallery.
  • Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika; Glitch Moment/ums curated with Rosa Menkman; Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones!
  • WWW: World Wild Web; Being Social; Invisible Forces with Class Wargames.
  • Made Real by Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern; Art is Open Source.
  • If Not You Not Me by Annie Abrahams.
  • 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.
  • The Jeremy Bailey Show; Open Source Embroidery by Ele Carpenter.
  • Zero Gamer: Sometimes We Just Like To Watch, as part of London Games Fringe Festival (also exhibited at Zero One).
  • Do It With Others (DIWO): E-Mail-Art
  • 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
  • Abuse of the Public Domain by Stanza; Theatre of Restless Automata by Boredom Research; Eating Canvas by Jess Loseby; A SCAN Showcase: *DATA AGENCY*
  • The Future Is Not What It Used To Be by Erkki Kurenniemi.

Selected Interviews Online

  • Art, Debt, Health, and Care: Interview with Cassie Thornton.
  • Discussing ‘Playbour – Work, Pleasure, Survival’ with Dani Admiss.
  • Disruption Network Lab: Art as Investigating Misconduct & Wrongdoing. Interview with Tatiana Bazzichelli. Furtherfield.
  • SUPERPOWER! Ling Tan on Young Women & Wearable Technology. Interview. Furtherfield.
  • Interview with Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst. Furtherfield.
  • Choose Your Muse Interview: Ryota Matsumoto. Furtherfield.
  • Addictive Behaviours: Interview with Artist Annie Abrahams. Catlow and Garrett. Furtherfield.
  • Interview with ‘Monsters of the Machine’ Artist Eugenio Tisselli. Furtherfield.
  • Choose Your Muse Interview: Carla Gannis. Furtherfield.
  • Choose Your Muse Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson. Furtherfield.
  • Choose Your Muse Interview: Mike Stubbs, Director of Fact in Liverpool. Furtherfield.
  • Choose Your Muse Interview: Annie Abrahams. Furtherfield.
  • Choose Your Muse Interview: Jeremy Bailey. Furtherfield.
  • Choose Your Muse Interview: Igor Štromajer. Furtherfield.
  • Drones: Eyes From A Distance. An interview with Dave Young. Furtherfield.
  • Choose Your Muse Interview: Stanza. Furtherfield.
  • Drones: Eyes From A Distance. An interview with Dave Young. Furtherfield.
  • Capture All_Play – An interview with McKenzie Wark. Furtherfield. Garrett & Catlow.
  • We Need to Talk About Networked Disruption and Business: An interview with Tatiana Bazzichelli. Furtherfield.
  • The 1,000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe. Furtherfield.
  • Commodify Us: Our Data Our Terms. Interview with Walter Langelaar. Furtherfield.
  • A Life in AdWords, Algorithms & Data Exhaust. An interview with Erica Scourti.
  • Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture. Furtherfield.
  • Community Memory through Appropriated Media: An Interview with Eugenio Tisselli. Furtherfield.
  • Crowdsourcing a conspiracy. Interview with IOCOSE. Abandon All Devices.
  • Community without Community in Digital Culture: An interview with Charlie Gere. Furtherfield.
  • We Demand The Impossible: An Interview with John Jordan and Gavin Grindon. Furtherfield.
  • An Interview with Dmytri Kleiner, author of The Telekommunist Manifesto. Furtherfield.
  • The Status Project: Data-Mining Our Identities. Interview with Heath Bunting. Furtherfield.
  • Meatspace and the World Inside the Machine. Interview with Danja Vasiliev. Furtherfield.

Selected Articles, Editorials, Reviews Online

  • Furtherfield editorial – Border Disruptions: Playbour & Transnationalisms.
  • Furtherfield editorial – Platforming Finsbury Park.
  • Furtherfield, Spring Editorial 2018 Blockchain Imaginaries. Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett.
  • Furtherfield editorial – Are We All Digital Cash Cows Now?
  • Transmediale 2016: Necessary Conversations Off-the-Cloud. Review. Furtherfield.
  • Review of Body Drift: Butler, Hayles and Haraway. Book by Arthur Kroker. Furtherfield.
  • Review of Robert Hewison’s book, Future Tense 25 Years Later. Furtherfield.
  • Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World! Article. Furtherfield.
  • Agit Disco VS The Zombie Apocalypse. Review Agit Disco by Stefan Szczelkun. Furtherfield.
  • Review of Thomson & Craighead’s book ‘Flat Earth’, by Sarah Cook. Furtherfield.
  • Furtherfield and Contemporary Art Culture – Where We Are Now. Article. Furtherfield.
  • 2010 – 2011 Radio Interviews/Resonance FM.
  • 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. Co-run also with Dr Charlotte Frost, Mirena Papadimitriou and Jonathan Munro.
  • Featured Guests: Rob Myers, Katrin Baumgarten, Penny Travlou, Karsten Schmidt & Daniel Hirschmann, Jake Harries, Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Simon Poulter, Ellie Harrison, Stanza, Stuart Bowditch, Eleonora Oreggia aka XNAME, Christian Kerrigan, Art is Open Source (AOS), Monica Biagioli, Elisa Rose and Gary Danner from Station Rose, Madi Boyd, Josephine Berry, Jonathan Munro, Gareth Goodison, Parag K Mital, University for Strategic Optimism, John Wild, Olga Panades Massanet, Vincent Van Uffelen, Richard Barbrook, Tine Bech, Joseph Young, sketchPatch
  • IOCOSE, Owen Bowden, Mary Flanagan, Anna Dumitriu, Tom Keene, Dr Simon Park, Deena DeNaro, Hellicar & Lewis, Stuart Home, Richard Wright, Jon Thompson & Alison Craighead, Corrado Morgana, Jim Prevet, Kasia Molga, Pete Gomes, Nick Lambert, Lottie Child, Space Makers Agency, Danja Vasiliev, James Wallbank, Steve Withington, Douglas Dodds, Sophie Macdonald, Sally Northmore.

Selected Exhibitions & Artistic Projects

  • 2012 Festival of Money, a 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 Showroom 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 real-time, online platform for an audiovisual remix. Machado Museum, JA, awarded Furtherfield the 2009 Grand Net Art Prize.

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