Mark Tribe is an artist interested in human behavior putting particular emphasis on performance as a way that we choose to interact with and learn from each other. One of his earlier works, a social experiment organizing cars in a university parking lot by their color, demonstrated how most people, as a society, could be or were allowed themselves to be controlled, while a few odd ones out resisted the categorization.

In his work, The Dystopia files, Mark Tribe presents a room in which there are many file cabinets with a different name on each one, yet they are all locked. In this installation piece, Tribe plays on the human social and emotional responses to being controlled by the government, and even being told that to know and what not to know. On the walls of the space, a video of riots is played displaying the violent methods of the riot control and intensifying the experience to provoke thought.