[-empyre-] Intro to Furtherfield
marc.garrett2 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 20:35:58 AEST 2018
Hi Shu Lea & all,
Thanks for inviting Myself and Ruth Catlow to the Empyre list. As asked,
I'm posting a short bio about Furtherfield.
Since 1996 we have explored network technologies to organise, create and
take control of art contexts with others. Seeking a less dominated and more
hackable artworld (and way of life), we came together with artists, techies
and activists, across many disciplines to develop an ethos and set of
approaches that we termed DIWO (Do It With Others) in 2006. This was an
update on the DIY spirit of punk, the political interventionism of
Situationism, and Free and Open Source Software culture, and characterised
by remix, appropriation, post-tactical media antics.
As an arts led group and community, we mutually build contexts that evolve
in modes of: production, curation, activism, generosity, grassroot values,
in-tune with collaboration and a sharp institutional critique. Furtherfield
is constantly changing as an assemblage of: machines, people, platforms,
networks and infrastructures, whilst reflecting everyday culture to
everyday people in the park, Finsbury Park, London.
Wishing you well.
Co-Founder, Co-Director and main editor of Furtherfield.
Art, technology and social change, since 1996
Furtherfield Gallery & Commons in the park
Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ
Currently writing a PhD at Birkbeck University, London
Just published: Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain
Eds, Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones, & Sam Skinner
Liverpool Press - http://bit.ly/2x8XlMK
Latest post: Unlocking Proprietorial Art Systems interview:
with Artists, Gretta Louw, Antonio Roberts & Annie Abrahams
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