Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ANIMATOR/MULTIMEDIA ARTIST PERFORMS @ THE THEATRE PROJECT

Animation of Miwa Matreyek at The Theatre Project, Ticket Discounts for Friends of the Maryland Film Festival! 

Watch Myth & Infrastructure 4-minute excerpt here.

The Theatre Project is pleased to bring the work of animator and multimedia artist

MIWA MATREYEK

WHEN: March 16, 17, and 18
WHERE:
Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., Baltimore
TICKETS: $5-off ticket discounts are available for current Friends of the Festival! (Friends of the Festival: reply to this email with your name in the subject field and you will be sent instructions on how to obtain discounted tickets.) 

Both Myth and Infrastructure and Dreaming of Lucid Living are live performances with projected animation. As the artist walks behind the screen, her shadow becomes an integral part of the animated world—she crosses from domestic/home spaces of kitchens and dining room tables to oceanscapes and cityscapes in a fantastical journey.

Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator, designer and multi-media artist based in Los Angeles. She creates animated short films, as well as live works that integrate animation, performance and video installation. Her work explores how animation transforms when it is combined with body and space (and vice-versa). In her video project-based installations, animation takes on a more physical and present quality, while body and space take on a more fantastical quality.

Myth and Infrastructure and Dreaming of Lucid Living are being presented as part of QuestFest, a two-week international visual theatre festival. QuestFest features groundbreaking work from exceptional performers and companies dedicated to the use of movement, gesture, and digital media to tell stories. By stripping away the artifice of language, QuestFest builds bridges between disparate communities and cultures.

For more information call the Theatre Project 410.752.8558.

 

FREE Miwa Matreyek Master Class!

WHEN: March 12, 13, 14
WHERE:
Johns Hopkins Digital Media Center

In this master class, we will explore ways that media transforms as it is incorporated into installation and performance, and vice versa. Students will experiment with digital content (video, animation, images) by projecting them on to space, body, objects, textures, etc as we explore different approaches to tell a story or create a theatrical/cinematic moment. The class will comprise of an intro, lab time, and "quick and dirty" projects that will be critiqued and discussed as a class at the end of the session.

  • Monday, March 12 - 6 – 8 PM
    Introductory session. 
  • Tuesday, March 13 - 6 – 9  PM
    Lab time for the students to create work.
  • Wednesday, March 14 - 6 – 9 PM
    Presentation and critique.

This FREE 3 day Master Class has open slots for up to (but no more than) eight people in collaboration with the Digital Media Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Participants are required to commit to all three days, total of 8 hours. To reserve a space, e-mail the Baltimore Theatre Project (office@theatreproject.org)