Hi. I'm Chris Swimmer.


I'm a visual artist, producer, performer and all-around creator with an eye for the strange, silly, and provocative. I believe that with the right combination of vision, collaboration, and sheer scrappiness, even the most ridiculous ideas can be brought to life. I look at disparate threads and braid them together. I know that sometimes art is best made with hands and sometimes with spreadsheets.

How we can work together

  • Creative Visioning
  • Production Management & Support
  • Experiential Design & Execution
  • Public Shenanigans
  • Visual Design

Stuck on how to make your project memorable and impactful? Need to figure out how an experience should work or look? Let's brainstorm together.

The successful execution of a creative project often requires substantial coordination. With my background in business and management, I know how to corral the people, conjure the spreadsheets, and do what it takes to get it done.

From intimate workshops to large-scale festivals, I thrive on designing experiences that engage and delight participants in unexpected ways.

Our world is facing innumerable challenges and can be hard to get people's attention on the issues that really matter. Want to engage people publicly and politically? Let's take shenanigans to the streets.

Illustrations, designs, schematics - I can make pretty things digitally and with my hands

Projects

RIP Democracy

A funeral for democracy on the steps of San Francisco City Hall


Organizer, program developer

Haight Free Love

A series of community-powered Summer of Love street events


Producer, theme development, community engagement organizer

Meow Wolf Outside

A cross-Austin immersive scavenger hunt at SxSW 2018


Participant interaction design, performance (multiple roles), general production support

Strangetown, USA

A community-driven music video for the artist Pancho Morris


Producer, narrative development facilitator, factory art design, performance

CA$H

An immersive project for cyncially helping artists be more profitable


Participant interaction design, propaganda (materials) creation, performance

Chaortica Cruiselines

A surrealist, Titanic-esque immersive experience


Narrative development, producer, set design, lead performance

Helios and Luna

A sun/moon cult theme ritual at the Solvana Festival


Narrative development, interaction designer, production/performance mangement

The Shrine of Dough

A dough-themed statue and cult following at Burning Man


Theme/idea development, statue construction, performance lead

The Anglecan Church

An immersive project poking at the absurdity of some beliefs


Participant interaction design, propaganda (materials) creation, performance

let's work together:

or contact me directly at art@chrisisthis.com

Chris is a member of Kitty Howl, an irreverent immersive arts collective.