Myth and Infrastructure

Miwa Matreyek

This piece is a live performance with projected animation. The artist’s shadow is constantly present from beginning to end – sometimes in semi close-up and sometimes as a full figure – as the world around her shifts and transforms. Her shadow becomes an integral part of her own fantastical animation worlds, as she traverses oceanscapes, cityscapes, and domestic spaces to conjure dreamlike scenes with light and shadow.with the fantastical world of the video, merging film and theater to create something that is its own kind of spectacle.

Created and performed by Miwa Matreyek. Original music by Anna Oxygen, Caroline and Mileece. Created with support from the Princess Grace Foundation, Seed Grant by Under The Radar Festival and Association of Performing Arts Presenters.


Women And Their Work Women And Their Work is a visual and performing art organization located in Central Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas and beyond.  For over 30 years, W&TW has brought groundbreaking art to Austin, with exhibitions, performances, literary readings and educational workshops.

Women and their Work is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

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