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