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This World Made Itself & Myth and Infrastructure
Miwa Matreyek

by Gayle Laird

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Sunday, June 24
3PM - 5PM
$22-$55 ($20-$53 for Members)

Eligible for Student Rush Tickets

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Overview

Miwa Matreyek—animator, director, designer, and performer—will present This World Made Itself and Myth and Infrastructure at Guild Hall on Sunday, June 24, 3PM. Matreyek, an internationally touring artist based in Los Angeles, has a background in animation by way of collage, and creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette.  A combination of the hand-made and tech, her work exists at the cross section of the cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible, illusionistic and physical that weaves surreal and poetic narratives of conflict between man and nature.

“Prepare to be enchanted when animator and performance artist Miwa Matreyek reprises her mythologically inspired, multimedia-enhanced and visually ravishing shadow plays.”—Los Angeles Times

“One of 10 Must-See Art Films at Sundance.”—Huffington Post

Miwa Matreyek performs her interdisciplinary shadow performances around the world, including in a TED presentation, and at MoMA, Sundance New Frontier, Lincoln Center, Future of Storytelling, Exploratorium, Adler Planetarium, and many other venues.  She received her MFA for Experimental Animation and Integrated Media from CalArts in 2007 and is a co-founder and collaborator of the multi-media theater company, Cloud Eye Control.  She is also a recipient of the Creative Capital Award (2013), Sherwood Award (2016), and Princess Grace Award (2007).

This program is appropriate for adults and children, especially age 6+.

 

  • Miwa Matreyek

    An animator, director, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. She has been an internationally touring independent artist since 2010. Coming from a background in animation by way of collage, Miwa Matreyek creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette, at the cross section of cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible, illusionistic and physical. Her work exists in a dreamlike visual space that makes invisible worlds visible, often weaving surreal and poetic narratives of conflict between man and nature. Her work exists both at the realm of the hand-made and tech. She travel as a one woman show, often incorporating artist talks and workshops. She performs her interdisciplinary shadow performances all around the world, including animation/film festivals, theater/performance festivals, art museums, science museums, tech conferences, and universities. A few past presenters include TED, MOMA, Sundance New Frontier, Lincoln Center, Future of Storytelling, Exploratorium, Adler Planetarium, ISEA conference, Meta.Morph (Norway), Anima Mundi (Brazil), Walker, Wexner, REDCAT, TBA festival, Fusebox Festival, and many more. She received her MFA for Experimental Animation and Integrated Media from CalArts in 2007. She is also a co-founder and collaborator of the multi-media theater company, Cloud Eye Control. She is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award (2013), Sherwood Award (2016), and Princess Grace Award (2007). She has made commissioned performance work (Pop-up magazine), as well as worked as a video designer for the Austin based theater company Rude Mechs, and the Vancouver based Dance company 605 Collective. She also works intermittently as a freelance animator/designer.

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