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Miwa Matreyek

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Miwa Matreyek (US) is an animator, designer, and performer based in Los Angeles. Coming from a background in animation, Matreyek creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her kaleidoscopic moving images as a shadow silhouette, in a dreamlike visual space that makes invisible worlds visible. Her work often weaves surreal and poetic narratives of conflict between humanity and nature. She performs her interdisciplinary shadow performances all around the world, including animation/film festivals, theater/performance festivals, art museums, science museums, universities, and tech conferences. A few past presentations include TEDGlobal, New Frontier at Sundance Film Festival (2011, 2014, 2020), MOMA, SFMoMA, Future of Storytelling conference, ISEA conference, and many more.