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Festival Programming Announcement: June 26th

Photo by Ahrum Hong

This World Made Itself & Infinitely Yours

Live Art / Video & Film

Curated and Presented by
Broadleaf Theatre

The Theatre Centre - Franco Boni Theatre

February 6, 7:00pm

February 7, 7:00pm

60 Minutes

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Photo by Ahrum Hong

* Canadian Premiere

This World Made Itself is a multimedia live performance work combining projected animation and the artist’s own shadow silhouette, as she interacts with the fantastical world of the video, merging film and theater to create a unique spectacle. This World Made Itself is a visually and musically rich journey through the history of the earth, from the universe’s epic beginnings to the complex world of humanity. The piece is at once semi-scientific (like flipping through a children’s encyclopedia), emotional, surreal, and dream-like.

Infinitely Yours is a meditation on climate catastrophe and the Anthropocene – the proposed current era where human influence has affected almost all realms of earth’s natural systems. Miwa’s shadow traverses macro and micro scales, as her silhouette shape-shifts to experience the world from various perspectives. An earth overflowing with trash. A person drowning in a plastic-filled ocean. A school of fish caught in a trawling net. The work will be an emotionally impactful, embodied illustration of news headlines we see every day, the complex harm humanity causes to the world, and what it might mean for all of us; humanity, as well as other life, and the earth itself, to be living in this changing world.

“Matreyek’s work is an enchanting blend of animation and live performance; one of the few digital artists who is able to keep a strong element of human presence in her work.” – Venu Magazine, New York City

This World Made Itself
Created and performed by Miwa Matreyek
Music by Steve Ellison (Flying Lotus), Mileece, and Careful (aka Eric Lindley)
Made with Support from Creative Capital and Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant

Infinitely Yours
Created and performed by Miwa Matreyek
Music composed, recorded and performed by Morgan Sorne
Made with Support from Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Grant


Non-verbal performance, featuring some music with lyrics