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