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October 17, 2016

White Light Festival 2016 Presents This World Made Itself, Two Solo Multimedia Performances By Animator And Performer Miwa Matreyek

White Light Festival


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NEW YORK, NY (October 17, 2016) This year, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival showcases the masterful work of Los Angeles–based performance artist Miwa Matreyek. An animator by training who uses video installation, animation, and the movement of her own body to create dreamlike moving-image panoramas, Matreyek crafts visually stunning images for a kinetic journey of inner and outer discovery. White Light will present two of her works: This World Made Itself (2013), a kaleidoscopic journey through history, beginning with the Big Bang, which explores our planet in moments of sublimity and discordance alike, and Myth and Infrastructure (2010), which similarly presents fantastical, intricate tableaux of seascapes, city scenes, and interior spaces. The performances will take place in the Clark Studio Theater, Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 pm.  A discussion with Miwa Matreyek and Jonathan Shmidt-Chapman will follow the artist’s final performance on October 22. 


Matreyek’s creations have brought her international recognition, and have been shown at animation/film and theater festivals, as well as art galleries, science museums, technology conferences, universities, and more. This World Made Itself, featuring music by Flying Lotus, Careful (aka Eric Lindley), and Mileece, was completed in late 2013 and premiered at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. Myth and Infrastructure features original music by Anna Oxygen, Caroline, and Mileece and premiered at TED Global 2010 in Oxford, England.


Matreyek received her M.F.A. (2007) in Experimental Animation and Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts. She is one of the founding members and core collaborators of Cloud Eye Control. Read more at


Tickets are available online at, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices (Broadway and 65th Street).


An international multidisciplinary festival now in its seventh edition, White Light Festival is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. It takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, “I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.”


White Light Festival 2016 takes place from October 16 through November 16.  It will have 41 performances, including world and U.S. premieres by artists and companies from nine countries, and will unfold in 10 venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Artist talks, late-night performances, and the popular post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can gather, add extra dimensions to the festival experience.


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Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Clark Studio Theater, Rose Building, 165 W. 65th Street, 7th floor

Post-performance discussion with Miwa Matreyek on Saturday, October 22

White Light Lounge follows each performance



Miwa Matreyek, animator and performer

Myth and Infrastructure

This World Made Itself


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The White Light Festival is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), which serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program,  David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award?winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit


Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, call the Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities at 212.875.5375.


Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center


New York-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center


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Miwa Matreyek, animator and performer
Caption: This World Made Itself
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Miwa Matreyek, animator and performer
Caption: This World Made Itself
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Miwa Matreyek, animator and performer
Caption: Myth and Infrastructure
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