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This World Made Itself

Miwa Matreyek

This World Made Itself is a multimedia live performance work combining projected animation and the artist’s own shadow silhouette as she interacts with the fantastical world of the video, merging film and theater to create something that is its own kind of spectacle. 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 also emotional and dream-like, rich in surrealism, metaphor and fantasy.

Project Updates

  • 2014: Matreyek performs This World Made Itself at Flatpack Festival in Birmingham, UK, and at Future Everything in Machester, UK
  • 2014: Matreyek premieres her Creative Capital Project This World Made Itself at REDCAT in Los Angeles

  • 2014: Miwa Matreyek presents her Creative Capital project This World Made Itself in the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontiers Program

  • 2013: In April, Matreyek showed a work in progress version of This World Made Itself, along with an older piece, Myth and Infrastructure, at the Exploratorium’s Opening day festivities at their new home on Pier 15 in San Francisco.

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    Miwa Matreyek

    Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator, designer and multimedia artist based in Los Angeles. She creates animated short films as wel…


  • Events

    Oct 20 – Oct 22, 2016
    Miwa Matreyek Performs at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival

    Apr 28 – Apr 28, 2016
    Miwa Matreyek Performs 3 Pieces at the MoMA

    Jan 23 – Jan 24, 2016
    Miwa Matreyek performing "This World Made Itself" at New Strands festival in San Francisco, CA

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  • Project News

    January 29, 2014
    Project Premiere: Miwa Matrekey's "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT in Los Angeles, Feb. 7-9

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