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ICAT Playdate - Embodied representations of a changing world with Miwa Matreyek

April 23, 2021

Miwa Matreyek
Multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek interacts with her animations as living shadow silhouettes, at the cross-section of the cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible. Having performed at TED, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, Sundance New Frontier, Fusebox Festival, and Portland’s Time-Based Art Festival, she explores global warming and the vastly changing Earth, attempting to physicalize and emotionalize the non-stop barrage of news streaming through our screens and the environmental transformation on which we can’t seem to hit pause or rewind. Matreyek conducts a virtual Moss Arts Center residency this month.

Miwa Matreyek will discuss her latest piece, Infinitely Yours, along with some of her insights about a decade of performing as a shadow silhouette. 

Miwa Matreyek is an animator, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. Coming from a background in animation, Matreyek creates live, interdisciplinary performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette, at the intersection of cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and physical, and the hand-made and digital. Her work exists in a dreamlike visual space that makes invisible worlds visible, often weaving surreal and poetic narratives of conflict between humanity and nature as embodied performed experinces. She has presented her work 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, SFMOMA, New Frontier at Sundance Film Festival, The Walker, The Wexner, Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, and many more. Her newest solo piece, Infinitely Yours, was awarded the grand prize for Prix Arts Electronica’s Computer Animation category.

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Speaker: Miwa Matreyek
Date: April 23, 2021
Time: 9am est