[spectre] Furtherfield And Contemporary Art Culture - Where We Are Now.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Nov 20 17:12:25 CET 2013

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Furtherfield And Contemporary Art Culture - Where We Are Now.

Marc Garrett | Transdisciplinary Community (TDC) Seminar (Public)
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Room 0.11, Queens Building, Mill Lane, Leicester LE2 7DR
Organised by Francesca Franco

Marc Garrett will give a presentation about Furtherfield 
(www.furtherfield.org) and the arts collective's dedication in 
collaborating with, writing about, and being part of a networked art 
culture that he acknowledges as the real contemporary art happening out 
there. It is part of wider shift in art culture that has thrived 
independently at the edges of the traditional and mainstream art world's 
branded franchises. Garrett agrees with Hans-Christoph Steiner that we 
“must allow all human creativity to be as free as free software”. And 
will give evidence of an expanding and dynamic contemporary art practice 
that reflects this idea in various forms, showing an extraordinary shift 
in art consciousness that is forging other ways of seeing, being and 
thinking. Furtherfield has been involved with many artists working in 
art, technology and social change for over 17 years, on-line and in 
physical space. This presentation focuses on reflecting on and 
presenting selected art works and projects shown at their gallery in the 
park, in Finsbury Park London, over the last couple of years.

Marc Garrett is co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of 
the Internet arts collectives and communities – Furtherfield.org, 
Furthernoise.org, Netbehaviour.org, also co-founder and 
co-curator/director of the gallery space formerly known as 'HTTP 
Gallery' now called the Furtherfield Gallery based in the park (Finsbury 
Park), London UK. Co-curating various contemporary Media Arts 
exhibitions, projects nationally and internationally. Co-editor of 
'Artists Re:Thinking Games' with Ruth Catlow and Corrado Morgana 2010. 
Hosted Furtherfield's critically acclaimed weekly broadcast on UK's 
Resonance FM Radio, a series of hour long live interviews with people 
working at the edge of contemporary practices in art, technology & 
social change. Also just opened a new space called the 'Furtherfield 
Commons' a community lab space in the park of Finsbury Park. And 
co-curating another Furtherfield project called 'Digital Zoo' a touring 
digital art show to shopping centres around the country in 2014. 
Currently doing an Art history PhD at the University of London, Birkbeck 

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact 
me via email (ffranco at dmu.ac.uk)
book here - https://www.facebook.com/events/759420384084377/

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