Cloud Eye Control visits UCSB!

Cloud Eye Control will be in a two-day residence next week on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  A Los Angeles based multi-disciplinary performance collective comprised of Miwa Matreyek, Anna Oxygen and Chi-wang Yang, CEC integrates animation, experimental theatre, pop music, and puppetry; their work fuses screen and stage to create inventive hybrids of animation and performance. Their work has been presented to wide acclaim both nationally and internationally, including the March 2010 Exit Festival in France, International Film Festival 2008 Featured Artist, REDCAT NOW Festival, 2007 Platform International Animation Festival and the Time-Based Festival at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, and the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.

Their critically honored work, Under Polaris, is a National Performance Network Creation Fund project co-commissioned by REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theater), PICA and Leslie B. Durst; and created with support from the Princess Grace Foundation Special Project Award. The Los Angeles Times calls Under Polaris, “a transcendently spectacular piece of theater”, David Ng, October 16, 2009

Cloud Eye Control’s latest work, Under Polaris, tells the story of an epic journey into an Arctic wonderland. A woman embarks upon an incredible mission to preserve the finer elements of humanity in Arctic ice. Along the way, she disguises herself as animals to help her survive the elements-and in the process, learns about the delicate interdependence between humans and nature.

Monday April 12, 7-9, Arts 1340
CEC talks about their collaborative process with the SBCE class•

Tuesday April 13, 5-7, Broida 1610
1C visiting artist presentation

visitors welcome to both events!

Cloud Eye Control’s visit is generously supported by the Department of Art, College of Creative Studies, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, and the UCIRA Open Classroom Challenge Grant


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