at Galerie Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, 1040 Wien
Opening: 28.10.2015 / 19:00 Uhr
Opening hours: 29.+ 30.10.2015 from 14-19 Uhr
31.10.2015 from 10-15 Uhr
Performances: 29.+ 30.10.2015 from 18-19 Uhr
Matilde Capdevila Igual
Supervision: Peter Moosgaard
Cargo Control is a research-based installation that consists of various parts of a control room center, (as we know them from utopian and futuristic Sci-Fi movies) made of wood. These objects relate to both, the research regarding control rooms and their inherent technologies, as well as to a cult called Cargo Cult.
During the academic year 2014/2015 the Art & Science department at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna ran a research project on the future of control room centers. The participating students focused on topics such as control in human-computer interaction, history of control rooms in film and architecture, politics of interfaces and interface design.
Alongside this research and development, the group started reflecting and combining their outcome through a, lets say, more artistic practice, which was brought into the project by Peter Moosgaard, (artist and inventor of the Austrian Cargo Cult movement).
Based on this knowledge about the cult, as well as the discussion and supervision by Peter Moosgaard, the participating artists (Matilde Igual Capdevila, Benedict Endler, Adrijan Karavdic and Sebastian Kienzl) built their vision of a control room, based on the principles of Cargo.