Chris Swimmer is an artist, producer, performer and all-around creator with an eye for the strange, silly, and provocative. He believes that with the right combination of vision, collaboration, and sheer scrappiness, even the most ridiculous ideas can be brought to life. He looks at disparate threads and braids them together. He knows that sometimes art is best made with hands and sometimes with spreadsheets. And all of it is made better together.


let's make something weird together


recent 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


check me out:

or contact me directly at art@chrisisthis.com


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