Meow Wolf at SXSW 2022: Lost ideas turned into islands of vibrant possibility

Meow Wolf has collaborated with Spatial at SXSW to produce a unique immersive auditory experience, giving a look into what might be coming soon.

a greenish-blue wave in front of the Meow Wolf logo in light purple at SXSW 2022
Photo by Roger Ho

A mysterious liminal realm, an otherworldly auditory experience, an inspiring trip into the collaborative subconscious stream of Meow Wolf’s artists.

Our 2400 sq ft pop-up show at SXSW 2022 is part of the “Spatial Holodeck,” located next to The Sunset Room at 310 E. 3rd Street in Austin, TX. If you’re in the area, come check it out from 10 am to 6 pm on March 11-13 and from 10am to 4pm on March 14, 2022. If you’re not in Austin, we’ll have plenty for you to see on our Instagram stories.

yellow sign that has a planet turned sideways as a cartoon head and says “Unusual thoughts may occur beyond liminal gateway”
Photo by Roger Ho

After spending years building Omega Mart and Convergence Station, Meow Wolf artists wanted to return to their art collective roots for this exhibit by focusing on collaboration and experimentation.

looking up at a tiny city with small houses stacked near each other and skyscrapers in bright colors
Photo by Roger Ho

“Visitors will experience a psychedelic landscape of creative potential, where lost ideas manifest into islands of vibrant possibility,” said Sandra Wang, Senior Creative Director for Meow Wolf. “Each island is a world of its own, which was built with the intent to reunite with the lost pieces of our imagination.”

pastel colored volcano shapes with lots of lines and cotton candy like fluff around the bottom at SXSW 2022 Roger Ho

Many of these wild new worlds were inspired by past creative explorations and use recycled materials – think handmade art rather than high tech pieces.

Spatial brings the ambiance to this multi-sensory experience by integrating sound that emotionally connects the audience to the immersive space that surrounds them.

geometric shapes on an unusual glittery rock
Photo by Roger Ho