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A multimedia animation and experimental music collaboration.

Miwa Matreyek is an internationally recognized animator and multi-media filmmaker. 

Steven Ellison is an international laptop artist, known as Flying Lotus. 

Together, these multi-disciplinary Los Angeles artists will collaborate for the first time this year to find inspiration and direct sampling of northeast Los Angeles' imagery and sounds to create The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come, a piece that celebrates the present communities surrounding Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. Their work will debut at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock in June, 2012.

The culminating performances of The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come will combine both artists' talents to create a piece which highlights the importance of our local, historic community and provides an interactive experience for audiences. Miwa Matreyek will create an interactive animated projected film with which she will choreograph her movements to match the animation. Steven Ellison will work with Miwa Matreyek to create an original score to accompany the film.

An interactive reading room will be created for the exhibition. The reading room will include a video documenting the process which the performance was realized, literary documentation of the performance artists which inspired the artists' choices, and a collection of music exploring the history of electronic music and improvisation.

Dreaming of Lucid Living, one of Miwa Matreyek's previous projects.

Support this new film/music collaboration between Miwa Matreyek and Steven Ellison (Flying Lotus) set to premiere at CFAER in June 2012. Donations received between now and November 30, 2011 will be doubled through a matching grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 

Your on-going support will ensure that Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock can produce more innovative programming like this in our community. Matching acknowledgement letters will be sent by LA County Arts Commission.

Flying Lotus performs at Coachella, 2009.

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