Center for the Arts Eagle Rock presents the debut of The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come, a collaboration between Miwa Matreyek and Steven Ellison (Flying Lotus) on August 24, 2012 including an exhibition running August 20-29, 2012.
The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come is a live multimedia performance and exhibition curated by and created for Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. This collaboration between Los Angeles based artists’ Miwa Matreyek and Steven Ellison combines both artists’ talents, providing a unique combination of video, music and performance for audiences. This project marks the first time they have combined their talents to create a new piece of art. Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator and multi-media filmmaker. Steven Ellison, known publicly as Flying Lotus, is a globally appreciated experimental electronic artist.
Miwa Matreyek has created an animated projected video that is part of a larger work in progress, with which she will choreograph her movements to interact with the animation. She has performed similar pieces at TED Global and REDCAT. Working closely with Miwa Matreyek, Steven Ellison created an original score that achieves perfect synchronization and thematic tones within his music in alignment with her filmmaking.
The exhibition will feature an interactive educational multi-media room where visitors can view a video documenting the process to create The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come. The exhibition space will also feature inspirational materials from the curators and artists.
The premiere of The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come is a free event. Admission to the performance is by RSVP only. Reservations will be available in August 2012.
This project is made possible by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission through the Cultivate Create Initiative, which provided Center for the Arts Eagle Rock with a matching grant for the commission of The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come.
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is the largest nonprofit community arts organization offering culturally significant artistic programming to northeast Los Angeles. The Center provides free and low cost childrens art classes, workshops, concerts, interactive events, readings, film screenings, exhibitions, the Eagle Rock Music Festival, and more!
For more information about this project and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock please visit www.CFAER.org.