Panelist Profile: Mark Tribe

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Mark Tribe is an artist whose work explores the intersection of media technology and politics. His photographs, installations, videos, and performances are exhibited widely, including recent solo projects at Momenta Art in New York, the San Diego Museum of Art, G-MK in Zagreb, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Tribe is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. He is an Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies at Brown University and faculty member in the MFA Art Practice program at School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. He lives in New York City.

One of his recent projects, Dystopia Files, is an archive of video clips depicting public interactions between police and protesters in North America since 1999. Here, Tribe walks through an installation of the project at G-MK.

"I think of protest," Tribe notes on his website, “and the policing of protest, as public performance, and I’m interested in the ways in which video mediates these performances and inflects their position in the public sphere.”

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