Scholar & Feminist Online/New Frontiers

Curating "Physical Theater" for Sundance's New Frontier, by Roya Rastegar

"Lorde’s theory of the erotic as “a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feeling” resonates with how Matreyek articulates the distinction between the meaning made from her body’s performance and another’s body.

I am both me and anonymous. If I put someone else in my videos or as a performer, I feel like I have to deal with a lot more about that person’s gender, history, age, appearance, physical presence and movement … and that changes my work … my body is the most direct [route] from imagination to reality.

Bringing the specificity of one’s own body to bear on what and how one knows, the erotic is a crucial part of how Matreyek conceptualizes her artistic work and practice."

LA Times/Under Polaris

Cloud Eye Control joins the traditional and futuristic

"'They are truly exemplary in their interdisciplinary approach to finding a new way to tell a story,' Murphy says. "Their blend of original music and thoughtful theatrical elements is unique." 

REDCAT decided to co-commission a full-length work, along with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. The project got a kick-start when Portland philanthropist Leslie B. Durst offered to fund a three-month residency for Cloud Eye Control in her city. She stipulated that the work be related to the North Pole, because of her personal affinity for polar bears."

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NPN/Under Polaris

NPN article about funding Under Polaris

"The creative team of director Chi-wang Yang, video animator/media artist Miwa Matreyek, and writer/vocalist Anna Oxygen form an interdisciplinary performance collective known as Cloud Eye Control. Based in Los Angeles, they create sharp, playful, media-driven theater that is a combination of live performance, animated cinema and electronic music."