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A fantastical interpretation of the earth’s formation: Science and surreality meet in Miwa Matreyek’s new performanceA fantastical interpretation of the earth’s formation: Science and surreality meet in Miwa Matreyek’s new performance

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In the opening of Miwa Matreyek’s TED performance, a pair of shadowy hands wave over a plate, and an apple halves itself. From there, goldfish swirl around the plate, before morphing into birds and flying away. For the first minute, you think you are watching video — an intricate blend of real-life footage and animation. […]

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Daily rituals performed in a flood: A TED Fellow is crowdsourcing rituals for a unique performanceDaily rituals performed in a flood: A TED Fellow is crowdsourcing rituals for a unique performance

Posted By Karen Eng

TED Fellow Lars Jan, the director of the multi-disciplinary art lab Early Morning Opera, is seeking everyday personal rituals from collaborators — perhaps, you? — for a work-in-progress called HOLOSCENES. This public-performance installation — inspired by humanity’s relationship with climate change and flooding — will be made up of three aquariums, each enclosing a performer […]

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See much more of Sue Austin’s incredible wheelchair artSee much more of Sue Austin’s incredible wheelchair art

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Sue Austin’s first ride in a wheelchair was an exhilarating one. “An extended illness had changed the way I could access the world … I’d seen my life slip away and become restricted,” explains Austin in today’s talk, which was given at TEDxWomen in December. “When I started using the wheelchair 16 years ago, it was a […]