The Dystopia Files
2009 – 2011
Lives and works in New York City, New York, USA.
Mark Tribe is an artist, author, curator and teacher whose practice revolves around media, technology and politics. He is also the founder of Rhizome, an organisation that supports emerging artistic practices incorporating new technologies.
The Dystopia Files is made up of footage of police and protestor interactions, taken from both protestors’ and police video obtained during legal proceedings. These clips were recorded at various demonstrations in North America between 1999 and 2009. The work is an examination of protest as public performance and the way in which it is mediated by constant surveillance.