House of Cargo

House Of Cargo  1992 – present
Products and Advertising

Angel Savage is the leader of a Cargo Cult Incorporate and the public relations representative of the House of Cargo Advertising Campaign. Her marketing strategies are based on her observations of commodity worshippers in our own society and on her studies of texts including The Trumpet Shall Sound, an anthropological text about Cargo Cults in the South Pacific,Cults in our Midst, The Overspent American, and Magic and the Millenium. As leader of Cargo Cult, she directs her followers in the rituals necessary to satiate their desires. Her recruits feel the excitement of greed and hysteria that permits the receipt of dreams and spirit messages: they achieve transcendence through blind consumption.

Shadow$hop at the SFMOMA 2010/2011 Curated by Stephanie Syjuco
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, CA. 1999
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  1998
Walter Mcbean Gallery, Angels and Aliens Exhibit, San Francisco Art Institute Annual 1998
Rena Bransten Gallery Sex Sells auction 1995

About Shadow$hop:
“A temporary and alternative store/distribution point embedded within the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s fifth floor galleries, Shadowshop will stock hundreds of artists’ multiples, small works, tchotchkes, catalogs, books, zines, media works, and other distributive creative output. While operating as an actual mom-and-pop style store, Shadowshop is also a platform for exploring the ways in which artists are navigating the production, consumption, and dissemination of their work. Four themes (1. artwork-as-commodity, 2. cultural souvenirs, 3. bootlegs and counterfeits, and 4. alternative distribution systems) will contextualize selected projects that are both complicit with and also critical of capitalist circulation. — Stephanie Syjuco