Miwa Matreyek will premiere her new piece, This World Made Itself, this week at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.
“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.
Her premiere is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. This project is also supported by the Princess Grace Foundation and Creative Capital.
Los Angeles Performance Practice is currently working with Matreyek to schedule additional presentations through 2015.
Watch a video trailer HERE.