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I saw this at SXSW, and it is apparently getting a theatrical "event" via Fathom Events on November 29th. There is some good stuff here about the installation art, but the real fascinating stuff (to me) is about whether and how an organic movement can transition into a formal group/business. An argument can be made that what allowed Meow Wolf to thrive was the creative energy of its participants, and the freedom to do whatever they wanted. But with freedom comes limitations--space, money, time. Their bigger projects require organization, and that is anathema to some who define themselves as rebels and outsiders. I'm not a huge fan of the art itself, and that keeps the documentary from reaching the top shelf (for me), but it is up there with My Kid Could Paint That as an examination of the disconnect between the art culture, actual artists, and everyday consumers. Worth checking out:
I'm about the finish the audiobook of A Game of Thrones (my second time through the series), so all things Westeros (and Essos) are on my mind. I've been wading through lots of interviews and convention reports these days, and it actually seems like Martin is making significant progress on The Winds of Winter. As he's mentioned in a recent Amazon interview, he's devoting most of his time to the book. He also unveiled two new chapters recently at a convention and, well, they sound incredible (link to a forum post that covers what happens. It's spoilery in a general sense, but also Awe. Some.). I'm guessing (and really hoping) that he'll finish up the book and have it out by the end of 2014. Also, here's the interview I mentioned earlier. Prediction: