The Project: The performance/public intervention project KARGOLOGY is an investigation of information patterns in public space as well as the ways individual people experience the constant flow of information in the city.
KARGO have been taking their starting point in the idea of an information free utopia. What if the city would be wiped clean over night? It would be an impossible task to delete all information, but the group have used one whole week in Vienna to delete as much information as possible, simply by painting signs, shops, commercials, pictograms, posters and maps white on their way. They have been painting white as an attempt to create a clean, open, free space. A public white cube. A space where every person in the city is free to insert his or her own information.
KARGO has no intention of asserting a theory regarding the subject though. The project is more about carrying out an experiment and let the public react Documentation of the experiment are presented along with thoughts on the subject in a performance with live music and video projections. As the project will be shown more times, more public interventions will be made in the cities where it will be shown, and subsequently more documentation of street action will be integrated.
An installation for the performance is constructed, in which the performance is live-recorded and played next to repetitions of the same performance again and again, thus allowing more and more layers of information and reflections to be assigned.
KARGOLOGY has been shown at The Triangle Project in Istanbul as a part of the 10th Istanbul Biennial, as well as in MAK Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna.