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Digital projection of the artist‘s silhouette in a landscape depicting a Native American story of earth's creation

This World Made Itself & Myth and Infrastructure

CMNH Hall of Mammals

$15/$12 members & students

Get rapt in a cinematic vista of animation, theater, and shadow play on this thematic journey that takes you through Earth’s history—from its first spark of beginning to the complex world of accelerated human interaction, the Anthropocene.

Miwa Matreyek—who has performed worldwide, including at the Tate, MoMA, Lincoln Center, and the Exploratorium—uses computergenerated animation mixed with live performance in silhouette to create her own form of storytelling that has intrigued audiences of every age. Like a 21st-century diorama for the 22nd century.


"Magical…the sheer breadth of the imagery…is unlike anything you’ve seen before."



"Matreyek’s work is more than mere visual wizardry. Her ongoing narrative themes deal with the cycles of life and death from the cosmic to the individual, the beauty of nature, and humanity’s creativity and destructiveness."




There are two performances for this event: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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