Miwa Matreyek: Infinitely Yours

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:00 p.m. ET

Throughout Infinitely Yours Miwa Matreyek’s shadow traverses macro and micro scales, as her silhouette shape-shifts to experience the world from various perspectives. An earth overflowing with trash. A person drowning in a plastic-filled ocean. A school of fish caught in a trawling net. Further pushing her signature technique of layered projections, Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek creates an emotional, dream-like meditation on climate catastrophe and the Anthropocene - the current era where human influence has effected almost all realms of Earth’s natural systems.

Infinitely Yours is an emotionally impactful, embodied illustration of news headlines we see every day, and the complex harm humanity causes to the world – and what it might mean for all of us; humanity, as well as other life, and the earth itself — to be living in this changing world.

The screening of Matreyek’s 25-minute film will open with the presentation of works created by UMass graduate and undergraduate students earlier in the semester during her Shadow Workshop series. A Q&A with Matreyek and MFA candidates Madden Aleia and Jane Feinsod will conclude the event.

This event is part of the series Transforming Crisis, which is a collaboration between the FAC, the MFA for Poets and Writers, and the School of Earth & Sustainability.

Infinitely Yours Trailer      View trailer here.

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Join us for these events within the Transforming Crisis series:

Monday, April 5, 2021, 12pm - 1pm ET. 
Artist Talk with Miwa Matreyek and The Partnership for Worker Education

Monday, April 5, 2021, 7 - 8:30 pm ET  
Amitav Ghosh Reading & Conversation with Emily Raboteau

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7 pm ET 
Transforming Crisis Discussion  (see below to register)

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4 pm ET 
JuPong Lin: Poetics of Repair - Being Earth, Being Water Closing Reception  

Please feel encouraged to view this brief video describing UMass’ Carbon Mitigation Plan, which aims to bring UMass Amherst to net-zero by 2032.

Miwa Matreyek - Transforming Crisis Discussion

Wednesday, April 7, 2021  7:00 p.m. ET | Free Event

This discussion is an opportunity to reflect back on what our community has been learning through this Transforming Crisis series. We will engage with a diverse group of panelists and embark on a thoughtful conversation about the climate crisis, what it means to our communities, and how artists, scientists, and activists can work together to propel meaningful change. The conversation will be guided by moderator Madeleine Charney (research libararian specializing in sustainability). Over the course of an hour and a half, the panelists will dig into important issues, share their experiences, and offer insight into the path forward.

Panelists will include: Miwa Matreyek (our featured artist), Malcolm Sen (sustainability scholar), Rob DeConto (climate scientist), Emmalie Dropkin (UMass MFA alum, fiction writer, teacher, and climate activist), and Lauren de la Parra (UMass Sustainability Science alum, writer, artist, and climate resilience planner). This event is co-sponsored by the MFA for Poets and Writers and the School of Earth & Sustainability.

Find a collection of actions here that you can take now in response to the Climate Crisis!

Free and open to the public.
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