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 –...
This World Made Itself
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 emotional and dream-like rich in surrealism, metaphor, and fantasy.
Created and performed by Miwa Matreyek. Music by Steve Ellison, Eric Lindley (aka Careful) and Mileece. Created with support by Creative Capital and the Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant.
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. www.womenandtheirwork.org
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.