Hold Capacity // Trade Route Stories, Reimagined

Hold Capacity Carrack

On View July 30 - August 10

If cargo ships stopped for 3 days, half the world would starve. Half the world would freeze. Documentary artist Allison Swaim circumnavigated the world on cargo ships, collecting stories from the sailors who keep the world running. She returned to NC with 2.5 terabytes of image, sound, and text. This summer, 9 Triangle-based artists dove into her hard-drives of source material to create work inspired by stories of the sea, seaman’s life, movement and travel, isolation, space, and the global shipping industry.


Artists: Jaclyn Bowie, Eric Waters, Nora Weatherby, Jon O’Neill, Jenny Morgan, Chris Vitiello, Amanda Dahill-Moore, Jonathan Lee, Jacki Huntington and Allison Swaim

Opening Reception Saturday, August 3, 7 - 10 p.m.

Related Events:

Artists’ Talk Tuesday, July 30, 7:00 p.m.

Performance Friday, August 9, Doors Open 7:00 p.m., Show Begins 8:00 p.m.