Performance artist Miwa Matreyek coming to Bardo Arts Center

Miwa Matreyek’s performance at the Bardo Arts Center will include her piece “Myth and Infrastructure.” (Photo by Gayle Laird)

Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is presenting a live performance by animator, director, designer and performance artist Miwa Matreyek, who interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette.

Matreyek will present two pieces, “This World Made Itself” and “Myth and Infrastructure,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Studio Theatre of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The performance will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m.

“I am interested in making scientific ideas visible and visceral through the performing body,” Matreyek has said of her work. “How would it feel to die, decay and become part of the Earth again? How would it feel to be an out-of-control weather system? To consume and be consumed? I want to take the audience on a journey to feel the universe.”

The March 16 events are being held in conjunction with the Fine Art Museum exhibition “Miwa Matreyek: Infinitely Yours,” which will be on display through Friday, May 5.

All events and exhibitions at the Fine Art Museum are free and open to the public. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

For more information, contact Jill Jacobs, marketing manager at the Bardo Arts Center, at 828-227-2505 or