DDM Speakers: Miwa Matreyek: Presence, Transformation, and Embodiment

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Miwa Matreyek

Please join us for this public talk with multi-media performer and artist Miwa Matreyek.


Oct 26, 2023 4:00pm – 5:30pm

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The Reliance Theatre

520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0H2 See on Map

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Miwa Matreyek is an internationally acclaimed multi-media performer creating live, staged performances as a one-woman show involving the interplay of animation, collage, sound, sculpture, digital software, projection mapping, and her body performance as silhouette.

As a guest, she will be addressing the breadth of her practice, transforming from animation filmmaking to performance, developing her career as solo and collaborative performer and storyteller, and the growing collection of her compellingly creative work that considers the world and it’s pressing issues.

The main presentation and public Q&A will run from 4-5:30PM. After a 15-minute break, a student-only Q&A will be available from 5:45-6:15PM. Students are invited to stay for a more in-depth conversation with the artist.

Miwa Matreyek’s work rises at the intersections of the theatrical, fantastical, illusionistic and cinematic, and yet connects as deeply tangible as her shadow engages with her animate world. She is currently in the arts faculty with SFU Vancouver. She received her MFA in Experimental Animation and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts. She is a founding member and core collaborator of the performance media group Cloud Eye Control, which makes theatrical productions with integrated animation projections.

Matreyek's art (performances, short films, and installations) have been presented across international conferences, festivals, museums, schools and art centres, including TED, MOMA, Sundance New Frontier, Lincoln Center, Walker, Wexner, Future of Storytelling, Exploratorium, Adler Planetarium, ISEA conference, Meta.Morph (Norway), Anima Mundi (Brazil), REDCAT, TBA festival, Fusebox Festival, and many more.

Please note this is a hybrid event, with the lecture portion of this accessible via the Zoom link below:
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Meeting ID: 656 0842 4232
Passcode: 662244

Funded by the Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media.