Artist Projects

The Port Huron Project


Mark Tribe

The Port Huron Project combines the reenactment of six historic protest speeches from the 1960s and ’70s with a video and installation. Tribe is restaging the speeches at their original locations, beginning with Coretta Scott King’s address at a demonstration in Central Park, two weeks after her husband’s assassination. The speeches are videotaped, edited and distributed online under a Creative Commons license, and will later be released on DVD to universities and festivals. When all six are complete, Tribe will create a multimedia gallery installation of the project.

Project Updates

  • 2010: The Port Huron Project is exhibited at LACE in Los Angeles

  • 2010: The Port Huron Project book to be published by Edizione Charta (Milan)

  • 2008: Port Huron Project is shown at Exposition Park in Los Angeles

  • 2008: Port Huron Project is shown at Defremery Park in Oakland CA

  • 2008: Port Huron Project is screened in Times Square in New York

  • 2008: Port Huron Project is shown at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York

  • 2008: Port Huron Project installation premieres at Park Avenue Armory as part of Creative Time’s Democracy in America: The National Campaign in New York