In Austin, TX? LAPP artist Miwa Matreyek will perform her latest solo work This World Made Itself, along with Myth & Infrastructure at the Fusebox Festival this weekend, presenting by Women & Their Work!
Matreyek creates animated short films as well as live works that integrate animation, performance, and video installation. Arriving to animation from a background in collage, her work explores how animation transforms when it is combined with the body, both physically in her performance pieces, as well as a composited video element in her short films.
In her projection based performances, animation takes on a more physical and present quality, while body and space take on a more fantastical attribute, creating an experience that is both cinematic and theatrical. She is interested in the slippery meeting point of cinema and theater/performance, the moments of convergence where fantastical illusions are created, and the moments of divergence where the two struggles against each other.
The Fusebox Festival is an annual hybrid art festival that champions adventurous works of art across a variety of different mediums. Matreyek will kick off her residency with Women & Their Work at the Fusebox Festival at an Artist Talk on Thursday, April 24 at 3pm. Performance of both pieces will be presented on Friday, April 25 at 9pm and Saturday, April 26 at 3pm.
This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. www.npnweb.org
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