Part of SFFILM Festival
Miwa Matreyek: “Infinitely Yours” + “This World Made Itself”
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
In this intimate and wondrous program, Miwa Matreyek will perform two of her most recent pieces. Infinitely Yours (Miwa Matreyek, USA 2020, 30 min), her latest layered-projection performance, is a gorgeously moving and anguished cry in the face of our current plundering and squandering of the earth’s resources. Matreyek creates a dreamlike world of shifting scale and perspective that traverses and penetrates the globe. It will be presented with live musical accompaniment by Morgan Sorne. In This World Made Itself (Miwa Matreyek, USA 2013, 30 min), Matreyek’s shadow silhouette navigates surreal landscapes to create a lush visual and aural illustrated journey through the history of the earth, from its beginnings to the complicating introduction of humanity.
“The power of this work is in the poetry of its juxtapositions and the complexity of its visual analogies. The ways Matreyek builds, unravels, and reconstructs the world exemplifies the ways in which each part is connected and interdependent in a unified ecological system. Every action has a reaction. If the planet is a complex and intelligent living organism, we have become a virus in its body, poisoning it and devouring it. Thus the question is – can we cure ourselves before mother earth’s own antibodies destroy us.” -Jacki Apple, Fabrik Magazine
Presented in collaboration with Headlands Center for the Arts.
Miwa Matreyek, an animator, director, and designer, has created a unique style of live animation performance. Using multiple projection sources, the Los Angeles-based artist appears in her own filmed animation collages as a shadow silhouette, interacting in real time with a kaleidoscopic collage of images. Her work often focuses on the eternal conflicts between nature and humankind.
Music Morgan Sorne