Every Tuesday we send out an email with new work, updates, tips, featured sites, and more. 🍄
✓ Success! Thanks for subscribing.

This week on Cargo

CN/087 — Apr 16 2019

The world is otherwise





 
The work of artist Tori Wrånes is magical — not of the whimsical top-hatted sort but of the disconcerting, outsider kind. Her pieces and performances inspire double and triple takes — ultimately requiring troublesome conciliation with what is in view. The beauty of her work is that this conceptual appeasement necessitates an acceptance that you don’t stand on solid ground (historically, morally or what have you) — ultimately you must join her deep in the woods of the Uncanny Valley.






In Use

Explore the best applications of the Cargo Platform



Errata


Sara Cristina Moser


Valentin Backhaus






Selections

Outstanding works from Cargo Members


























Affection(s)

Choices incidental, uncalculated and correct


The world is otherwise. You may believe in what you see or trust the verity of what you remember, but the world is none but a psychological scrim overlayed onto the otherwise. This is less a grim tautology and more a call to some sort of action — no decent mind believes what it sees nor accepts less than three ideas at any given time.

Images: Nicole Claveloux, late 1970s




This week on Cargo

CN/086 — Apr 9 2019

Poetry, sexuality, activism and optimism





 
In this era of generally insipid, near-impossible-to-avoid, corporate-mega-network nonsense, Printed Matter stands out as an authentic, independent and steadfast network of cultural exchange. And their book fairs — an unparalleled intersection of activism, magick, speculation, design and art. As designer for their new book fair site, Cargo could not be more proud.


 
 


Updates

The latest tools, improvements and modifications


 



In Use

Explore the best applications of the Cargo Platform




Sofie Erhardt


Hyunsun You


Chris Benfield






Selections

Outstanding works from Cargo Members


























Affection(s)

Choices incidental, uncalculated and correct


Speaking of Printed Matter gives us the opportunity to profess our admiration for one its founders: AA Bronson. Quite simply we believe Mr. Bronson to be a shaman — no sanctimony or silliness is intended with this estimation. Whereas most discuss, quantize or create at a safe remove, it seems Mr. Bronson has always embodied — harmonizing poetry, sexuality, activism and optimism.

Photo by Kuba Ryniewicz




This week on Cargo

CN/085 — Apr 2 2019

The charming, unprocessed potentiality of a green bud





 
It’s pleasant seeing the work of James McKechnie at Spring’s beginning, as all his projects have the charming, unprocessed potentiality of a green bud. Will the blossom be an Enzo Mari, a Sterling Ruby, perhaps a Peter Saville? However his output develops it assuredly will be thoughtful, casual and refined.


 
 


Updates

The latest tools, improvements and modifications



 



In Use

Explore the best applications of the Cargo Platform




Cantina OK!


Nicole Ho


Eunsun Park






Selections

Outstanding works from Cargo Members


























Affection(s)

Choices incidental, uncalculated and correct


A sense of oneself is really the only guide one has. It’s hard to see this in the short term with the constant topical noise of general life. But the dialogue one has with oneself assuredly outlasts all others. Ultimately the reflective discourse is all that is. (Love yourself.)

Image: Alecos Fassianos, Morning Eros, 1997




This week on Cargo

CN/084 — Mar 26 2019

The energetic revitalization of undaunted speculation




 
As humans we are always before and after — perpetually recovering and continually preparing. Those who are thoughtful and sensitive find it difficult to suppress the curiosity and anxiety that this awareness produces; and must articulate. Being post is sort of an acknowledgment of this difficult dualism — something like an attempt to reconcile progress and non-being. The architectural publication Post- is a wonderful manifestation of this disposition. It is intimate, casual, tastefully appointed — and dare we say intellectual. 👽🖖

 
 




In Use

Explore the best applications of the Cargo Platform




Loin Magazine


Min Kim


Flat Fix






Selections

Outstanding works from Cargo Members


























Affection(s)

Choices incidental, uncalculated and correct


Recently we came upon OOO (Object Oriented Ontology) and the philosopher Graham Harman. OOO is something like a terminal where the sweeping vastness of science, art, philosophy and popular culture are compressed for effective, general visitations. One of OOO’s most powerful exports might be the energetic revitalization of undaunted speculation.