FILM // Meow Wolf: Origin Story
September 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm |
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A group of artists in Santa Fe, NM become a DIY collective called Meow Wolf. Their immersive, large-scale exhibitions crack open a profitable niche in the arts industry, even as their social mission is challenged by the demands of rapid success. When they spark the interest of George R. R. Martin and receive his support to take over an old bowling alley, Meow Wolf builds a massive exhibition with over 140 artists working at a breakneck pace. With the wild success of the House of Eternal Return, Meow Wolf now faces its own internal turmoil as it begins to change the lives of creatives everywhere.
Q&A with Meow Wolf Art Director Caity Kennedy, Fabrication Director Matt King & cinematographer Lindsey Kennedy after the film. Moderated by KU Visual Arts Associate Professor Benjamin Rosenthal.
Caity Kennedy is a founder and Sr VP of Art Direction at Meow Wolf. Her art education began at the Lawrence Arts Center and continued at Lawrence High School and The Rhode Island School of Design. She moved to Santa Fe in 2007, joined Meow Wolf in 2008, and the rest is history!
Lindsey Kennedy is a photographer originally from Lawrence, KS and a Lawrence Arts Center alumna. She moved to Santa Fe, NM to document the construction of Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return, with much of her footage being used in Meow Wolf: Origin Story. She continues to work with Meow Wolf, focusing on photo and video documentation.
Matt King is a founder and Sr VP of creative at Meow Wolf. He is a self taught artist and fabricator and has been a leader on 30+ Meow Wolf installations.