Imagine Smoking Up In This 20,000 Square Foot Psychedelic Funhouse
The House of Eternal Return is either the first or last place you would want to be on drugs.
Meow Wolf House of Eternal Return
It’s either the first or last place you would want to be on drugs. On the dusty outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a 20,000 square foot, life-sized manifestation of a deep acid trip called the “House of Eternal Return.”
If you were to export the imagination of a high, 1967 John Lennon into a fully-immersive art installment, this is probably what it would look like. The “House of Eternal Return” is the brainchild of Meow Wolf, an art collective established in 2008, which puts the minds of 100 local artists together to create a “unique combination of children’s museum, art gallery, jungle gym, and fantasy novel.”
Fittingly, the project is funded in part by George R. R. Martin, the novelist, and mastermind behind the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series that would later be adapted into the explosively popular Game of Thrones television series. Martin reportedly contributed a staggering $3.5 million to the project. And if the creator of the fantasy novel of our generation thought the project was worth millions of dollars in funding, chances are it’s pretty damn transcendental.
If you’re an artist who aspires to create something along the lines of a Meow Wolf project, the team also offers after-school programs that teach art and ceramics. If you’re an experienced artist looking for a dream gig, Meow Wolf is currently hiring for over a dozen positions. If you’re just someone who walked in off the street looking to kill time, prepare to enter the fifth dimension—you’re about to be very, very confused.