NOW at the Corcoran: Mark Tribe
Mark Tribe’s exhibition explores the function of landscape as a symbolic setting for paramilitary fantasy. In this exhibition, he connects the training grounds of right-wing militia groups with the landscapes of first-person shooter video games. While researching online videos of militias as well as combat-focused video games, Tribe became fascinated by their landscapes. The exhibition includes a series of large photographs generated from landscapes found in combat video games, as well as a projected video shot at a militia training ground in upstate New York. It also provides a reference library of books on landscape, militias, and video games. Tribe is Chair of the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and founder of Rhizome, an online resource on new media art. This is Tribe’s first solo museum exhibition.