Miwa Matreyek is an animator, director, designer and performer based in Los Angeles. Matreyek’s work blurs the line between real and unreal. Coming from a background in animation by way of collage, Miwa Matreyek is a performance artist who creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette, creating work at the cross section of cinematic and theatrical, fanatical and tangible, illusionistic and physical. Her work exists in a dreamlike visual narrative space, emotionally guiding the audience through narratives that weave together surreal and poetic moments, highilghting the conflict between man and nature.
Myth and Infrastructure is a live performance with projected animation. The artist’s shadow is constantly present in this piece from beginning to end – sometimes in semi close-up and sometimes as a full figure – as the world around her shifts and transforms.
This World Made Itself is a visually and musically-rich journey through the history of the earth, from the universe’s epic beginnings to the complex world of humans. The piece is at once semi-scientific (like flipping through a children’s encyclopedia), and emotional and dream-like rich, in surrealism, metaphor, and fantasy. Photo by Miwa Matreyek