MARK TRIBE: ‘THE DYSTOPIA FILES’ (Zagreb, June 9th – July 9th 2011),  ‘Performance, mediation and public sphere’, workshop and public lecture

„The Dystopia Files“ (A dystopia – from Ancient Greek: δυσ-, “bad, ill”, and Ancient Greek: τόπος, “place, landscape” is the idea of a society in a repressive and controlled state), at g-mk is the newest iteration of Mark Tribe’s ongoing project, which recontextualizes the history of demonstrations in the US. The artist had gathered an archive of protest footage, which serves as a base for creating site specific video installations in gallery and museum spaces. The work tackles on a set of questions about power relations, spectatorship, image manipulation, participation, interaction and political engagement. The relationship between these issues and recent curatorial practices will be discussed during the workshop held by Mark Tribe. In a talk following the workshop, Mark will present his multimedia artistic practices, including his previous acknowledged projects such as Rhizome and Port Huron ( The Port Huron Project is a series of reenactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the Vietnam era). The exhibition is curated by Željka Himbele Kožul.