- 1:01 pm - Wed, Jul 30, 2014
The Houston contingent of The Cargo Space at the Poor Farm. Rahul Mitra (on the right) & David Krueger (on the left) are on site to create new works, most of which will be pulled forward to exhibitions throughout the Midwest.
- 11:26 am - Mon, Jul 28, 2014
An utter disappointment as an air conditioner, this little unit did do a fair job at beating back the morning chill at the Poor Farm. Still, don’t buy this brand. Phase 3 will see a more comprehensive HVAC solution.
- 5:51 pm - Sat, Jul 26, 2014
Cargo Space ‘selfie’ at The Poor Farm. TX to WI. 1,225 miles without a hitch (discounting the blown tire).
- 7:12 am
On the road, Day 6. We stopped for the night on the shores of Lake Winnebago, between Fon du Lac and Oshkosh. The exterior paint job slows a lot of traffic, and has been the backdrop for many ‘selfies.’
- 3:04 pm - Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Missouri loves company. Today we’re taking the slow and steady route from Memphis to Chicago. Truck stop stops every three hours will find us on the shoulders of the Big Shoulders tonight. Tomorrow is a pre-dawn raid on the outskirts, and the we’re aiming the prow straight at Wisconsin.
- 10:21 pm - Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Day 2 on the road (don’t worry, we’re not giving too many more daily updates). We’re stopped for the day on the bank of the Mississippi just below Memphis. The only bad news is it looks like our house AC has already crapped out. It’s a bit warm (not Texas warm, but warm enough). Tomorrow we’ll hit a big box place and see if we can find a suitable replacement.
- 7:18 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
Hello from Rocky Point Park. We made it as far as Texarkana on Day One. As beta testers, we wanted to stop with some daylight left in order to sort out our gear and acclimate to life on the road. Plus, the view from our camp site is amazing. Tomorrow’s view should be of Memphis.
- 2:34 pm - Sat, Jul 19, 2014
We leave Houston on Monday and will aim the bus North. Be sure to keep checking back for updates as the real fun begins — linking up with artists and develop new exhibitions in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, — and if you see us on the road HONK long and loud!
- 8:04 am - Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Cargo Space in the Midwest 2014
As we begin to gear up to leave Texas for the heartland, here are the Cargo Space events/exhibitions:
August 1-3 at the Great Poor Farm Experiment
August 7 at the Walker Art Center
August 14 - September 20 at A&D Gallery, Chicago
August 27 - September 20 at INOVA, Milwaukee
October 1 - November 17 at Bradley University, Peoria
We’ll travel about 3,000 miles, engage 18 artists, and stage 4 separate exhibitions. We’ll also produce a book at some point, as well as a few short films made along the way.
- 4:18 pm - Wed, Jul 16, 2014
Here’s our Eric Hester-modified tool box with a fancy coat of primer. It may stay primer for the next 3,000 miles or so.
- 12:07 am - Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Cargo Space: Now with MORE wizards!
The Phase Two changes have been happening so fast that we’ve not been able to keep up with them. The latest (and greatest) comes from our friend Dual who gave the bus a much needed exterior makeover. Glamour shots will follow, but here are a few Cargo Space selfies to whet your appetite.
- 4:21 pm - Mon, Jul 14, 2014
We’re getting a new skin today courtesy of Dual! More when it’s done…
- 11:23 am - Sun, Jul 13, 2014
It’s all in the prep. New skin for the bus tomorrow. Watch this space :-)
- 3:25 pm - Tue, Jul 8, 2014
A storage box bolted onto the back, courtesy of Nestor Topchy (straw hat) PLUS we have MERCH… Actually, it’s SWAG - gifts for a few friends of the Cargo Space. Not a friend? Click on the donate button and we’ll be your friend ;-)
- 3:10 pm - Mon, Jul 7, 2014
Rather than cut a 5” diameter hole in the bus to vent the house AC, we made a snazzy adapter for the window. It’s a little home brew, but better than a 5”(!) hole…