Upcoming Shows & Events

This World Made Itself

by Miwa Matreyek

Thu March 13 - Sun March 16

Part of QuestFest 2014, This World Made Itself is a multi-media live performance piece combining projected animation and the artist's own shadow on a screen, as she becomes part of and interacts with the fantastical world of the video. The piece merges film and theater to create something that is its own multi-media spectacle. This World Made Itself is a visually-rich journey through the history of the earth, from the universe's epic beginnings to our current, complex world of humans. It unfolds both on a semi-scientific level (like flipping through a children's encyclopedia) and an emotional dream-like level of surrealism, metaphor, and fantasy, and taps into our desires to see and touch worlds beyond our physical presence/present moment, and grasp a little bit of a visceral sense of time and space.


In addition, there will also be performances of a new work by local mixed-media artist Lynn Tomlinson. Medusa: The Immortal Jellyfish is a live visual theater performance that blends animation, ceramic sculpture, underwater plastic-bottle puppets, live video feeds, and multiple projections to create an immersive world from the perspective of a swarm of jellyfish. The process and the product are created live on stage simultaneously. Low-tech meets high-tech, digital meets DIY, and together they build a speculative post-Anthroposcene environment: a neo-Precambrian world where jellyfish rule the sea.

There will be sign-interpreted talk-backs with the artists following each performance.

Presented as part of QuestFest 2014.

This World Made Itself is funded in part by:

United States Department of Education

National Endowment for the Arts

The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund

The Maryland State Arts Council

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Thursday Mar 13 11:00 pm
Friday Mar 14 11:00 pm
Saturday Mar 15 11:00 pm
Sunday Mar 16 6:00 pm
Ticket Prices:
General Admission $22.00
Sen/Art/Mil $17.00
Student $12.00