Friday, January 30, 2015

Artist of the Week: Miwa Matreyek

Just take a look at this: 


It's astonishingly beautiful, and a still of one of the most interesting visual displays I've seen in a long time.

Miwa Matreyek is currently performing her unique blend of animation, collage and live silhouette choreography at the Walker, and it's gorgeous. I'm not quite as on-board with her films thematically (Expanding the Frame is supposed to tell the history and evolution of the earth and its environment - love the concept, but felt pretty 'meh' about the execution), but there is no denying that they are spectacularly beautiful. Just check out some of the images - and a sample of her film, shown at a TED conference - below.