Mark Tribe
Since 2004
Works in New York, New York United States of America

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 Chair of the MFA Fine Arts Department 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.
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Hi Everyone:

This week has generated a lot of discussion about our commission award to
Nungu. We want to reassure everyone that we have looked into the situation
and do not believe that Nungu received the award under false pretenses. We
have also seen updates of the project, which is near completion.

We appreciate everyone's concern about the situation, and hope that Nungu's
many collaborators will be able to focus their energies on finishing the



>>>Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 15:00:05 -0400
>>>From: "t.whid" <>
>>>Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: NUNGU
>>>X-Mailer: Mailsmith 1.5.3 (Blindsider)
>>>Reply-To: "t.whid" <>
>>>i'll put in my two cents.
>>>this issue is the business of the rhizome community. it's our business
>>>because some of us support rhizome financially thus part of the grant is
>>>coming from us.
>>>if someone obtained a grant from rhizome through false pretenses then
>>>grant should be revoked. if checks have been cashed, a law suit should
>>>be filed (but i'm sure mtribe can get MUCH, MUCH better legal advice
>>>than mine ;-).
>>>there is no evidence i've read here that would support the accusation
>>>that Nunga received the grant through false pretenses and it doesn't
>>>seem that there ever WILL be any evidence. but i think mark tribe should
>>>look into it more closely and make a public statement as well.
>>>Nunga seems up-front about what it is and received the grant from that:
>>>it's a collaborative. if the accuser didn't understand what it means to
>>>be in a collaborative perhaps s/he shouldn't have participated with
>>>Nunga on the projects they've cited.
>>>unless there was a formal agreement btw nunga admin and the accuser
>>>(sorry forgot the person's name and i'm too lazy to look it up) stating
>>>that all projects are owned exclusively by Nunga, then the accuser has
>>>the same rights to the projects as Nunga has and Nunga should be
>>>ethically obligated to give them all the files involved in the disputed
>>>projects. they can then both go their own ways branching the project out
>>>on 2 different trajectories. the original project would still be
>>>attributed to Nunga imo.
>>> > --- Pet Name <> wrote:
>>> > >Any other options or facts to be placed on the table?
>>> >
>>> > This sounds like a internal conflict. Sounds like
>>> > someone is getting screwed. This being said...the
>>> > Rhizome community can talk about it but is not going
>>> > to fix Nungu's problem. What can be done is to go back
>>> > to whomever the contact person is at Nunga and ask
>>> > them to clarify / update the bio on the Rhizome site.
>>> > It reads now as:
>>> >
>>> > +++
>>> > by Nungu (Bombay & London/Maharashtra/India & UK)
>>> >
>>> > The project proposes an exploration of forms of
>>> > 'hypercontrol' present in societies infused with
>>> > communication and information technology
>>> > networkstelematic surveillance.
>>> >
>>> > Currently based in Bombay India, Nungu is a fluid
>>> > collective of national and international media artists
>>> > working together towards the creation of networked
>>> > art.
>>> > +++
>>> >
>>> > That seems to be all Rhizome is responsible to do.
>>> >
>>> > As for the source of the problem...using someone's
>>> > work as an example for getting a commission and then
>>> > taking the money... Within Rhizome we seem to
>>> > understand that money is raised using the Rhizome
>>> > community content and that this money goes on to
>>> > operate the community system (like giving out grants
>>> > or posting this half-baked email) That's one thing. To
>>> > just take the money..Ick. Sad if true.


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Leah Gilliam & Mark Tribe @ New Museum in NYC

Tue Jul 30, 2002 00:00 - Fri Jul 26, 2002

Please join us for a Digital Culture Evening on Tuesday, July 30th from 6:30-8pm in the New Museum's Zenith Media Lounge: a conversation between artist Leah Gilliam and curator Mark Tribe on Leah's current project in the
Media Lounge, Agenda for a Landscape, on view through September 22nd.

In Agenda for a Landscape the gallery becomes an abandoned NASA command center showcasing computer manipulated footage of Mars, obtained by the Sojourner Rover (Remotely Operated Vehicular Robot) in NASA's 1997 Mars Pathfinder mission, combined with Gilliam's own video work and other found imagery. By creating an entirely new Martian landscape, Gilliam raises questions about telerobotic technology and the authenticity of information that is disseminated over time and space.

This Digital Culture Evening conversation is free and open to the public.

The New Museum is located at 583 Broadway, between Houston and Prince Streets in New York City. For more information, please call 212.219.1222 or check


Re: can rhizome provide web hosting service?

At 05:01 PM 7/25/2002 -0400, teoman madra wrote:
>how can i reach my website
>interland support is replying me that they can not find any record for my
>website what can i do to reestablish it and can i claim anything for what
>is in process of happenning

Hi Teoman:

The short answer is yes, we can now provide web hosting service as a
reseller for a commercial hosting company called

We tried out Interland as part of our web hosting beta test, and were also
not happy with their service. Like a lot of big web hosting companies (they
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We are just completing our beta test, and are getting ready to offer web
hosting services to the whole community shortly.

Here's a little info on our hosting services:

As a reseller, we won't get involved in the actual hosting of your site.
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