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Miwa Matreyek: Myth and Infrastructure

February 03, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
February 03, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall
710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA [map]

All events are free. Seating for the 12:30 performance/artist talk is first-come, first served. Online reservations are recommended for the 7 p.m. performance.

Myth and Infrastructure is a live performance with projected animation. The artist's shadow is constantly present in this piece from beginning to end - sometimes in semi close-up and sometimes as a full figure - as the world around her shifts and transforms. Her shadow becomes an integral part of her own fantastical animation worlds, as she traverses oceanscapes, cityscapes, and domestic spaces to conjure dreamlike scenes with light and shadow.

Myth and Infrastructure was premiered at TED Global 2010 in Oxford, England, and has since toured internationally to various festivals, theaters, and schools. Some of these include ISEA Conference (Albuquerque, NM), Anima Mundi (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), New Frontiers at Sundance FIlm Festival (Park City, UT), Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA), TBA festival (Portland, OR), Theatre de la Cité (Paris, France), Animasivo (Mexico City, Mexico), City of Women (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Chilemonos! Animation Festival (Santiago, Chile), Vimeo Festival (NY, NY), Le Forum des Images (Paris, France), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), Today Art Museum (Beijing, China), S8 Peripheral Film Festival (a Coruña, Spain), Manipulate Puppetry Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland) among many more.

Created in 2010 with Special Projects Grant by Princess Grace Foundation, Seed Grant by Under the Radar Festival and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Original music by Anna Oxygen, Caroline, and Mileece
Additional music by Mirah

Miwa Matreyek is an animator, designer, and multimedia artist working in Los Angeles. She creates animated short films as well as works that integrate projected animation and live performance/installation. Matreyek is interested in how animation, when combined with body and space, takes on a more physical and real aspect, while body and space acquire a more fantastical quality.

Miwa Matreyek's performances and artist talk are sponsored by a new Cornish program, the Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia (iET+I).