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“This World Made It Self” and “Myth and Infrastructure”

“This World Made It Self” and “Myth and Infrastructure”

Animation and Performance by Artist Miwa Matreyek

Wednesday and Thursday, April 17 & 18  


This World Made Itself is a live, multimedia performance with projected animation. As artist Miwa Matreyek steps behind the screen, her shadow becomes an integral part of her animated worlds. As if flipping through a children’s encyclopedia, the piece tells the story of the earth from its beginnings to our current, complex age, alternating between semi-scientific and dreamlike, fantastical tones.


A work in progress to be completed in the fall of 2013, This World Made It Self was created with support from the Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant, Creative Capital, and the Cultivate/Create Initiative from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. With music provided by Flying Lotus.


In Myth and Infrastructure (2010), the artist traverses oceanscapes and cityscapes in a magical exploration of the world around her and within her. Created with support from the Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant and Seed Grant provided by Under the Radar Festival, a project of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With original music by Anna Oxygen and Caroline; additional music provided by Mirah and Mileece.


Miwa Matreyek is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist and graduate of CalArt’s Experimental Animation program. Performing live, Matreyek places her body within beautifully expressed cinematic narratives that unfold as wondrous journeys exploring nature and human imagination.



Artist Miwa Matreyek performed Myth and Infrastructure during the After Dark: Extended Cinemas event on May 5, 2011