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
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:
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
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
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
‘speaks strongly to anyone clinging onto an unrelenting passion’ – rebel noise (doc review)
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
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): https://meowwolf.com/explore/origin-story
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): https://meowwolf.com/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
begs a nother way
ie: imagine if we
- art – art – being human