Miwa Matreyek

Miwa Matreyek: This World Made Itself and Myth and Infrastructure


“Miwa Matreyek’s innovative combination of projected animation and performance creates worlds of visual wonder.” —LA Record

Los Angeles multimedia performance artist Miwa Matreyek creates magical, visually rich fusions of intricate animation and live performance that leave audiences spellbound. Her latest solo work, This World Made Itself, merges cinematic vistas with theater and intricate shadow play. The fantastical kaleidoscopic experience is sophisticated yet full of childlike wonder, leading the audience through the history of the earth, from its birth to today’s complex and fast-paced world. The thematic journey is a spectacle of surrealistic metaphor and fantasy. Matreyek also performs Myth and Infrastructure, which traverses seascapes, cityscapes and domestic spaces to conjure dreamlike scenes with nuanced layers of light and shadow.

Part of the Radar L.A. Artists in Action program, with generous support from ArtPlace America.

Funded in part with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Contemporary Art Centers (CAC) network, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), with major support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. CAC is comprised of leading art centers and brings together performing arts curators to support collaboration and work across disciplines, and is an initiative of NEFA’s National Dance Project.

The World Made Itself is supported by Creative Capital and Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant.

Myth and Infrastructure is supported by Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant, and a Seed Grant by Under the Radar Festival and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Associated Images: 

Date/Time G M/ST CA
FRI 2/7
8:30 pm
$20 $16 $10
SAT 2/8
8:30 pm
$20 $16 $10
SUN 2/9
3:00 pm
$20 $16 $10
SUN 2/9
7:00 pm
$20 $16 $10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff