Miwa Matreyek


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Collage Self Portrait by Miwa Matreyek

Miwa Matreyek is an animator/director and multi-media artist who creates animated short films as well as solo and collaborative performance works that integrate animation and live performance using projections.

EscapeIntoLife-Miwa Matreyek2photo by Scott Groller

Her solo performance work, Dreaming of Lucid Living, won the Student Grand Prix and Audience Choice Award for Best Installation at the Platform International Animation Festival, 2007.

You can view it below and enjoy a respite  by visiting a fantastical world where she creatively combines animation,  moving shadow and music into a work of sheer beauty.

Matreyek was invited to perform at  TEDGlobal 2010, held July 2010 in Oxford, England. There she performed a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery, an abridgement of her work Myth and Infrastructure.

EscapeIntoLife-Miwa-Matreyek-3photo by Scott Groller

About the Artist

Miwa Matreyek’s work blurs the line between real and unreal. In live works that integrate animation, performance, and video installation, she explores how animation changes when it is combined with body and space (and vice versa). In her video projects, animation takes on a more physical and present quality, while body and space take on a more fantastical quality.

On one hand, Matreyek’s performance can be viewed as a cinematic experience taking place on a screen. On the other hand, what is seen on the screen is a collapsed product of multiple layers of animation, objects and body. Her work exists in a juxtaposition of illusion and nonillusion. Matreyek is also a founding member of the performance media group Cloud Eye Control, which makes theatrical productions with cleverly integrated animation projections.

Miwa Matreyek Interview

Miwa Matreyek’s Website

Cloud Eye Control Website

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