meow wolf

venue for artists who felt like they were on outside of santa fe art market looking in.. the scene for artists trying to do something diff/weird just didn’t really exist.. we were santa fe’s orphans of neglect

crazywise (doc) ness and why we need a means to undo our hierarchical listening

the gallery arts world is a bunch of markety bs.. it’s time for us to be just an agitator.. the art world needs to get shaken up a bit

another art world ness:

art world – p1 – art communism & artificial scarcity (discussed in reading group m of care – dec 11)

art world – p2 – utopia of freedom as a market value (discussed in reading group m of care – jan 8)

art world – p3 – policing & symbolic order (shared by nika at m of care – nov 13)

by nika dubrovsky and david graeber (sept 2019 to nov 2020)

need every artist.. (aka: every human being) to be set free .. let’s do this first

we didn’t want rules, hierarchy..

we had no money.. started taking trash out of dumbsters.. tying trash together and fixing it to the wall.. what kinds of people is this going to draw

not about drawing people.. about the convo.. about the art.. but too.. creative refusal.. even though better/freer.. not legit free.. not enough.. for all of us .. to dance

all the types of weirdos.. all the good and bad weirdos

no normal/weird/good/bad.. if legit free.. we have no idea.. whalespeak

creative explosion.. are we creating something that people are actually going to like

this.. again.. is whalespeak.. because our days are assumingly dependent on earn a living ness.. sinclair perpetuation law et al

not a single person got paid.. we did this for years.. there were 10 of us living in one tiny little room .. because all the money was going into the art.. not even much money for that.. it was insane.. it was too much.. how long can i do this for

costello screen\service law.. et al.. begs a means for a global leap.. has to be all of us .. for (blank)’s sake

‘speaks strongly to anyone clinging onto an unrelenting passion’ – rebel noise (doc review)

need a mech/means for all to do/be that.. ie: imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.

how can we make meow wolf sustainable.. we need a building.. we need millions of dollars.. where are we gonna get that.. the idea of the person that could buy this for us being george martin was really silly.. it was like please take a chance on us.. nobody else is going to

resonations w short bp.. and a quiet revolution scenario (deck mid page)

george: ok.. i’ll buy a bowling alley

it was just like burning down some old system and having like a hyper pheonix of what art can be rising out of the ashes

not only is this crazy.. but it’s possible

crazywise (doc) ness

we have to support *people who feel like they’re on the outside looking in.. that’s where we were.. that’s how this is a success or a failure..

*aka: all people.. let’s do this first


from site (on doc -trailer above):

Meow Wolf: Origin Story chronicles the jaw-dropping 10 year journey of an anarchic art collective into a multi-million dollar business. From having no access to blowing a new, profitable portal into the art world, this tumultuous journey has yielded new ways of participating in culture and entertainment for not only these artists, but for the people from all walks of life who engage in and are inspired by their work. With a mission to provide access to and inspire creativity in everyone, this company continues to experience growing pains, while continuing to reach for new impossibles.

from site (about):

Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment group based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Meow Wolf was established in 2008 as an art collective.

now one in santa fe, las vegas, and denver


crazywise (doc) et al

gaiman/degrasse whatever law et al

museum of care.. visual assembly.. et al

art (by day/light) and sleep (by night/dark) as re\set.. to fittingness/undisturbed ecosystem

begs a nother way

ie: imagine if we