cargonauts-the demo 2015
For centuries shipping ports have been a key marker of imperial power. This is no less the case in the age of supply chain capitalism, where standardization enables – in principle – the integration of global spaces through the infrastructure of containerization and enterprise management software. Despite the growing trend toward automation, the restless body of labour persists as a subject to govern in the interests of capital accumulation. Yet this is a body that also refuses control, that cherishes dreams and desires, and holds the capacity to extract value in unexpected ways from the margins of capital. Cargonauts envisions a logistical world of infrastructure, of transport economies, of zones and concessions, of nocturnal possibilities for sabotage and revenge.
CAPTURE ALL. TRANSMEDIALE/festival 2015, Berlin.