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TEDGlobal 2010

Miwa Matreyek: Glorious visions in animation and performance

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Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece.

- Multimedia artist
Miwa Matreyek creates performances where real shapes and virtual images trade places, amid layers of animation, video and live bodies. Full bio

(Music by Anna Oxygen)
00:26
(Music: "Shells" by Mirah)
02:47
♪ You learned how to be a diver ♪
02:59
♪ Put on a mask and believe ♪
03:12
♪ Gather a dinner of shells for me ♪
03:21
♪ Take the tank down so you can breathe ♪
03:37
♪ Below ♪
03:42
♪ Movements slow ♪
03:47
♪ You are an island ♪
04:07
♪ All the secrets until then ♪
04:17
♪ Pried open I held them ♪
04:24
♪ Until they were still ♪
04:33
♪ Until they were still ♪
04:39
♪ Until they were still ♪
04:45
(Music)
05:13
(Music by Caroline Lufkin)
05:36
(Music by Anna Oxygen)
07:37
♪ Dream time, I will find you ♪
07:44
♪ You are shady, you are new ♪
07:51
♪ I'm not so good at mornings ♪
07:58
♪ I can see too clearly ♪
08:02
♪ I prefer the nighttime ♪
08:06
♪ Dark and blurry ♪
08:11
♪ Falling night ♪
08:16
♪ Hovering light ♪
08:25
♪ Calling night ♪
08:50
♪ Hovering light ♪
08:58
♪ In the moontime I will give up my life ♪
09:08
♪ And in the deep dreams ♪
09:14
♪ You will find me ♪
09:19
(Applause)
10:38
[Excerpts from "Myth and Infrastructure"]
10:42
Bruno Giussani: Come back.
10:47
Miwa Matreyek!
10:51
(Applause)
10:56
Translated by Joseph Geni
Reviewed by Morton Bast

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About the Speaker:

Miwa Matreyek - Multimedia artist
Miwa Matreyek creates performances where real shapes and virtual images trade places, amid layers of animation, video and live bodies.

Why you should listen

Miwa Matreyek's work blurs the line between real and unreal. In live works that integrate animation, performance, and video installation, she explores how animation changes when it is combined with body and space (and vice versa). In her video projects, animation takes on a more physical and present quality, while body and space take on a more fantastical quality.

On one hand, Matreyek's performance can be viewed as a cinematic experience taking place on a screen. On the other hand, what is seen on the screen is a collapsed product of multiple layers of animation, objects and body. Her work exists in a juxtaposition of illusion and nonillusion. Matreyek is also a founding member of the performance media group Cloud Eye Control, which makes theatrical productions with cleverly integrated animation projections.

The piece Matreyek performs at TEDGlobal 2010 is an abridgement of the work "Myth and Infrastructure."

Music credits:

Shadow Hands scene song: Anna Oxygen
Island scene song: "Shells" by Mirah, (a)spera, K records
City scene song: Caroline Lufkin
Magic Hands scene song: Anna Oxygen
additional music by Mileece

More profile about the speaker
Miwa Matreyek | Speaker | TED.com