Structuring Strategies Features Work by Leo Hobaica and Miwa Matreyek

Work by Leo Hobaica

Work by Leo Hobaica

The Structuring Strategies class and film screening series welcomes Leo F. Hobaica Jr., assistant dean of CalArts’ School of Film/Video, and alumna Miwa Matreyek (Film/Video MFA 07), to the Bijou Theater on Tuesday (April 17) at 7 pm. The two will present and discuss works from their wide-ranging art practices.

Matreyek is an LA-based multimedia artist who combines animation, performance and video installation in her work. She—along with fellow CalArtians Anna Oxygen (Music MFA 08) and Chi-wang Yang (Theater/IM MFA 07)—is a founding member and core-collaborator of the performance media group, Cloud Eye Control. Especially in her video projection-based performances, Matreyek’s projects illustrate the “juxtaposition of illusion and non-illusion.”

The Structuring Strategies program screens several of her films, including one of her latest pieces Lumerence (2012, 4:10 min), which is described as a “surrealist interpretation of the Human desire—and ultimately the whole earth’s desire to connect to the universe—to see, touch, and taste what is beyond our own planet.” She’ll also conduct a live performance of Myth and Infrastructure (2010, 17 minutes).

Hobaica, who joined the CalArts faculty in 1996, creates sculptural objects; mixed-media artworks; and temporary site-specific installations, in addition to teaching first-year animators.

He’ll show slides and other documentation of his sculptural artwork and installation pieces during the program.

Structuring Strategies: Leo F. Hobaica and Miwa Matreyek
CalArts’ Bijou Theater
Tuesday, March 20
7 pm

The video below is an excerpt from Myth and Infrastructure, presented at TEDGlobal 2010:

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