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Exhibition Detail
Forum Lounge: Miwa Matreyek, Myth and Infrastructure
Curated by: Heather Jeno Silva
653 Paseo Nuevo
Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

February 16th, 2011 7:00 PM - 8:03 PM
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Forum Lounge: Miwa Matreyek, Myth and Infrastructure,
2010, Still from solo performance,, Dimensions Variable
© Photo: Gwenaëlle Gobé
santa barbara
Tue.-Sat. 11-5 Sun. noon-5
performance, video-animation mixed-media mixed-media video-art, animation

Thursday, March 3, 7, 7:30 & 8 pm

Forum Lounge: Miwa Matreyek: Myth and Infrastructure

Myth and Infrastructure is a multi-media performance using projected animation. As artist Miwa Matreyek walks behind the screen, her shadow becomes an integral part of a fantastical world: She traverses oceanscapes, and cityscapes as she conjures magical domestic scenes with light and shadow. Matreyek's performance can be viewed as a cinematic experience taking place on a screen. 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 non-illusion.

Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator, designer, and multi-media artist based in Los Angeles. She creates animated short films as well as live works that integrate animation, performance, and video installation. Her work explores how animation transforms when it is combined with body and space (and vice-versa).  In her video project-based installations, animation takes on a more physical and present quality, while body and space take on a more fantastical quality.

Support for Forum Lounge is generously provided by: Andrea Lang Fund, Endevermusic Productions, the Franciscan Inn, KCSB, Santa Barbara Winery, and the Santa Barbara Independent. Forum Lounge is presented in association with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization’s 1st Thursday.


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