Marc Garrett from furtherfield.org at the Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT) Salon [ www.ioctsalon.com ], De Montfort University, Leicester, UK on 2nd November 2006. Supported by the Arts Council England.
Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist,
educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80's from the streets
exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial,
experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the
locally popular 'Savage Yet Tender' alternative broadcasting 1980's
group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events,
pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was
co-sysop (systems operator) for a while with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe
BBS, dedicated to arts, technology and hacking.
Co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts
collectives and communities- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org,
netbehaviour.org, also cofounder and co-curator/director of the gallery
space called HTTP Gallery in London, UK. Currently involved in
co-running, collaborating with many others on Node.London. Also
co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, nationally and
Internationally such as Game/play a touring exhibiton.
The IOCT Salon was managed by Chris Joseph during his position as Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University from 2006-2008. This residency was funded by Arts Council England: East Midlands.