New Criticals

First Five with Mark Tribe


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 teaches courses on radical media, the art of curating, open-source culture, digital art, and techniques of surveillance at Brown University, where he is an Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies. He also teaches in the Art Practice MFA 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.


Here are Mark's first five...

"The sites I visit most are web services: an online document editor, an email group manger, a site that gives subway directions, and a social network. I frequently go to my own website to update it or look up a title or a date. I also click on links I find in emails and social networks: artist's sites, blogs, videos, etc."

"I often find web sites via a search engine, and frequently those searches lead me to Wikipedia."

"More and more I use apps on my phone and tablet to read and look things up. The only site I visit regularly just to see what's there is Rhizome."

"My very favorite art blog is Vvork."

"The sites I don't visit as often as I'd like are Triple Canopy, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Based, Studio Visit, and We Make Money Not Art."