Art — December 5, 2010
Multi Media artist Miwa Matreyek’s Glorious Visions
Miwa Matreyek’s work blurs the line between real and unreal. In live works that integrate animation, performance and video installation, she explores how animation changes when it is combined with body and space (and vice versa). In her video projects, animation takes on a more physical and present quality, while body and space take on a more fantastical quality.
This short film is an abridgment of the work “Myth and Infrastructure.” Miwa Matreyek’s innovative combination of projected animation and performance creates worlds of visual wonder. On one hand, Matreyek’s performance can be viewed as a cinematic experience taking place on a screen. On the other hand, 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 also a founding member of the Los Angeles-based multi-disciplinary performance collective Cloud Eye Control, which makes theatrical productions with beautifully integrated animated projections. Integrating animation, experimental theatre, pop music, and puppetry; their work fuses screen and stage to create inventive hybrids of animation and performance. Their work has been presented both nationally and internationally.
To learn more about Miwa’s multi-media art, please visit her website.
Miwa’s videos on YouTube.
This book of essays by Adi Da Samraj is a remarkable discussion of the true spiritual profundity of art in general, and the offering of the new tradition of transcendentalist realist art that Adi Da Samraj himself has created, in countless photographic and digital forms. One essay in particular is an extremely clarifying meditation upon what art is really about. And what an artist has to endure, both in their own discipline of artistic expression, and in their own process of life and learning, in order to become truly rightly oriented to, and rightly capable of what the author calls "right and true art".