Notes on My Re-Enchantment Art Residency

During my residency at Hamilton MAS, I have been rereading some books which reflect the contexts and intentions of why I am here and how to proceed as an artist afterwards. One book which feels…

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My Re-Enchantment

This residency and exhibition will allow me to reexamine my artistic connection with nature. After spending over 25 years working with digital technologies.

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Living the Proposition – Art Worlding and The Hologram

We need to build on, reevaluate, and relearn from the already progressive and insightful enrichments that art, technology and activism have generously produced and given us through the years – into more personalised, informed, shared, grounded disruptions.

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Magnificent Failures Collide

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…

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The Year of Covid-19, Death and Collages

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, I’ve reconnected to my art-making side again. Like many people who have experienced the death of their loved ones and gone through lockdown, things in life feel very different than before…

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To the Lords of Google Earth

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.

Reclaiming the Corporate Owned Self

The American born artist Jennifer Lyn Morone registered herself as a corporation in 2014, founding Jennifer Lyn Morone™ Inc. As the founder, CEO, owner, shareholder and product of her own company, she sells, leases, rents or invests her personal data for her own profit. She has commercialised her hormones and diamonds made from her hair, … More

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 … More

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 … More

Exhibitions: Monsters of the Machine and Children of Prometheus (Resource)

This is a resource page for two touring exhibitions Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century and, it’s smaller version Children of Prometheus. Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century, was first exhibited at Laboral, Spain, from 18th November 2016 – 31st August 2017. It featured Artists (no particular order): Lynn … More

I’m moderating at ‘Drones: Eyes From A Distance’ 18th April in Berlin

I’m looking forward to be moderating at the ‘Drones: Eyes From A Distance’ conference on the 18th April in Berlin, this Saturday. As part of Furtherfield’s partnership with the Disruption Network Lab I will chair a panel with Tonje Hessen Schei (filmmaker, NO), Jack Serle (investigative journalist, UK), Dave Young (artist, musician and researcher, IE). … More

The beginning

A small snippet (draft) from my personal statement – which is part of my PhD intro… When one is living on a council estate – bred within a culture which, as part of its everyday existence, issues forth a regular diet of violence in a myriad of forms, as well as a bad education system and … More

Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World

Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World!, is about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and looks at science and technological determinism, and humanity’s bond with digital media and social networks. It includes human-machine relations, cyborgs, theories in cyber-culture, classical and SF literature and contemporary art practices across the fields of media art, hacktivism, activism, feminism and cyberpunk. It … More

List of Books I’m Reading as Research Material for a Chapter soon to be finished

This list of books is for a chapter within my PhD called the Magnificant Failure. A draft will be uploaded soon. —————————— Jonathan Israel. A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy. Princeton University Press. 2010. Ken Knabb. The Joy of Revolution. Theory and Practice 2013. Michael Hardt and … More

DIWO (Do-It-With-Others): Artistic Co-Creation as a Decentralized Method of Peer Empowerment in Today’s Multitude.

Introduction. Furtherfield originally created the term DIWO (Do It With Others) in 2006, to represent and reflect its own involvement in a series of grass root explorations. These critical engagements shift curatorial and thematic power away from top-down initiations into co-produced, networked artistic activities; it is now an international movement and it has grown into…

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