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Miwa Matreyek This World Made Itself

Performing Arts

This World Made Itself
This World Made Itself
Photo: Ahrum Hong
This World Made Itself
This World Made Itself
Image courtesy of Miwa Matreyek
This World Made Itself
This World Made Itself
Image courtesy of Miwa Matreyek
This World Made Itself
This World Made Itself
Photo: Gayle Laird
Miwa Matrayek's glorious visions
This World Made Itself
This World Made Itself
This World Made Itself
This World Made Itself

Miwa Matreyek
This World Made Itself (World Premiere)
and
Myth and Infrastructure

Thu, Oct 31, 2013 8 PM
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 8 PM
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 2 PM
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 8 PM

“Magical…the sheer breadth of the imagery…is unlike anything you've seen before.”—Los Angeles Times

Miwa Matreyek, a multimedia performance artist from Los Angeles, creates spellbinding, visually rich fusions of inventive animation and live performance that will leave you rapt. Here she will premiere her latest solo work, This World Made Itself, which merges cinematic vistas with theater and intricate shadow play. The fantastical kaleidoscopic experience is sophisticated yet full of childlike wonder.

Its thematic journey takes you through the history of the earth, from the universe's first spark of beginning to our complex world of accelerated human interaction. The performance unfolds as both a panorama referencing natural history and science (imagine flipping through a vividly illustrated children's encyclopedia) and a spectacle of surrealistic metaphor and fantasy. Matreyek will also perform her previous piece Myth and Infrastructure, which traverses seascapes, cityscapes, and domestic spaces to conjure dreamlike scenes with nuanced layers of light and shadow. Miwa Matreyek makes worlds beyond our reach clear and present to our delight, a visionary talent for these times.

This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more information: www.npnweb.org.

Josef Albers, Leaf Study IX, c. 1940Leaves on paper28 x 24 ¾ inches© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ Artists Rights Society New YorkPhoto: Tim Nighswander/Imaging 4 Art

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