This World Made Itself
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.
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.
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