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Miwa Matreyek: This World Made Itself / I Infinitely Yours

16 November @ 7.30 pm9.00 pm

Two works featuring Miwa Matreyek’s signature projected animations and shadow silhouettes, both combining surreal and poetic narratives to depict the conflict between humans and nature. Matreyek is an animator, designer, and performer who creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette; her work exists in a dreamlike visual space that makes invisible worlds visible, often weaving surreal and poetic narratives of conflict between man and nature, and that’s the essence of these two works.

  • Infinitely Yours (premiered 2020) is an emotional, dream-like meditation on climate catastrophe and the Anthropocene. It merges live performance, sculpture, and animation, with Miwa’s silhouette shape-shifting to experience the world from various perspectives, an illustration of the news headlines we see every day and the complex harm humanity causes to the world. The music for Infinitely Yours was composed, recorded and performed by Morgan Sorne.
  • This World Made Itself (2013) is another multimedia live performance work combining projected animation and the artist’s own shadow silhouette, this time for a visually and musically rich journey through a history of the earth. Music by Flying Lotus, Careful (aka Eric Lindley), and Mileece

There are further performances at 7.30pm on 17 November and at 2pm and 7.30pm on 18 November.


16 November
7.30 pm — 9.00 pm
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The Arts Center @ NYUAD
NYUAD Campus, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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