We've spent the past decade bending minds through installation art and community events as Independent Event Creatives, a multi-disciplinary creative production company based out of South Austin. Our clients have included Netflix, Fender Guitars, Twix, Red Bull, She Media, among many others.
In 2018 we began producing an immersive art & music series called MESMERIZE. This allowed us to explore ideas without the constraint of client expectations. We wanted to create worlds that transfixed our audience; that inspired with creativity and enticed with curiosity.
In 2020 after the peak of the pandemic, stir-crazy with a surplus of paint, we created "Enter the Multiverse," transforming a 2,500 sq. foot event space into a explorable world that followed the story of "Mesmer," an artist and amateur tinkerer who discovers a secret: we and our universe are not alone. In the course of 9 months, we sold over 18,000 tickets, amassed 12,000 followers, and stirred a passion in ourselves to go even bigger than we ever have.
WHO ARE WE?
"MIND OVER MATTER"
Our new experience "Mind Over Matter" follows the journey of a new cast of Mesmerize characters who have discovered a magic-meteorite inside an abandoned building that has opened a gateway to an ever-changing dream realm. Guests will embark on an elaborate exploration through the inner dimensions of the mind, imagination, and consciousness.
"ENTER THE MULTIVERSE"
Mesmerize "Enter the Multiverse" was open from September 2020 to June 2021 welcoming over 18,000 visitors. This is Mesmerize follows the journey of amateur tinkerer and artist-turned-explorer, Mesmer, who one day discovers a secret: we are not alone. Unlocking a portal to the parallel universes, Mesmer spent eons exploring these worlds, finding comfort and inspiration in their depth, wildness, and striking similarities to what we know and believe to be true about the world. Mesmer has left the portal open for all to explore. To share this cosmic knowledge, tedious journal entries and sketches were left behind in each world.
I knew Mesmerize was something special when I first encountered it. After experiencing it, I knew the rest of the city needed to hear about it...What they've built has also come at a time when people need art more than ever. Mesmerize is uplifting, unique, and an asset to this amazing city. I hope to see it grow and flourish and continue to enchant us all!"
- Amy Edwards, The Austin Statesman and Austin360 Radio/Podcast
“Our whole mission with Mesmerize is to innovate with storytelling to create multi-sensory experiences that inspire joy and community,” Tribeza Article here
"During their nine-month run at Native Hostel, "Mesmerize" was 90 percent sold-out, emphasizing the great response from the local Austin community. "Mesmerize" even served as the multi-dimensional grounds for newfound love, with one marriage ceremony inside, an engagement photo session, and a marriage proposal." CultureMap Article here