About the Cargo Space
Cargo Space is an idea born out of need. There simply aren’t enough artists visiting this part of the country.
Motivated by the vast, open spaces of the American Southwest, and fueled by a small grant from Rice University’s Humanities Research Center, we’ve acquired a transit bus and are refurbishing it as a mobile arts platform: part rockstar-style tour bus, part utility vehicle and ultimately a blank platform that sleeps six. The goal is to play host to cultural workers of all stripes (local, national, international), artists, writers, et al. We’ll take extensive road trips , hold one-night events and host all manner of functions around town.
The Cargo Space is funded, in part, by the Humanities Research Center, Rice Office of Parking and Transportation, and the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts.
Who are we? Since the early 90s the team of Simon Grennan (UK) and Christopher Sperandio (US) have developed community and project-based work at the intersections of mass and museum cultures. More information on our collaborative work can be found on our main web site kartoonkings.com.