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"You for the past two decades. Scientists and environmentalists have been arguing over a relatively new word anthroposophic. It refers to the age. Some people believe we're living in right now. A geological time when human beings are changing the earth. Think pollution climate change and animal extinctions multi media artist me what matric explores this perilous era in her new stage show called infinitely yours. It's a collage of digital animation. Live music and theatre the frame contributor. Marcos not had visited visited studio recently and has this preview. This actually recyclable. So in the back of her K town apartment building meanwhile matric rifle through a blue recycling bin. Imagine how many boxes. They must have ordered if it hasn't this much Broken up bubble. Wrap and air pillows. I'm by the refining in this right now if they could pull it out. So it's like it's a dual purpose. It's an interview and a recycling intervention. It's dark out. So she's wearing a light strapped to her forehead thanking might might as well where the second east both hands are. Matric is sort of the Doyenne of recycling here in hood. She often teaches neighbors. Do's and don'ts of reusable materials I mean again it's not like I'm the expert at this but I knew that you know actual the hands and this is good because it's actually cleaned this like you know like diced Tomato Ken. An equal measure McRae hopes her new show called infinitely yours inspires people to treat mother nature better but she quickly realized it all starts at home. I started to do a plastic audit with save everything that would go into the Blue Ben for a month. Like COSC- all laid out in a month and look at the choices that I made in the grocery store and kind of go through my mind. Quarter the different choices. I can make right like going topa as a bulk ben instead of buying grains and the plastic bag but also kind of struggling with things like Tofu You Know How do you get to this. Not Ah plastic container. Some of the items betrayal retrieved from Blue Bin have become props for her new show like a plastic bottles. She uses to cast beautiful shadows and shapes on a movie screen. matric combines this type of live shadow puppetry with computer generated animation and then incorporates her own body to create stunning collages. A A projector in the back of a large screen Casio animations. She makes in software programs like adobe after effects but that projector also creates a light source for matric break to create a silhouette of herself interacting with images on screen. A second projector in front of the screen adds extra layers of colorful video. Will it creates an illusion of sort of like this in between space physical unreal but also fantastic and I I think that kind of leads the audience in to A place of illusion and transformation and a little bit of magic. I can turn this on behind the screen. matric shows me how she moves herself and a few chairs to create the complex story. Then in having these really fast and then they have to be here to block the emission have put this back there. I mean I think there's sort of a riddle of like you know the the cinematic storytelling telling versus the theatrical storytelling theatrical. What I can physically do in real time instead of animation time so I think that I'll need need to make a little bit longer for the right cat? 'cause right now and kind of barely able to do it. oftentimes she's moving behind the screen on her knees or back she's even learned to walking Carr's side stretch band kind of like the crescent moon pose in Yoga actually gotten accustomed to Holding my body like this. So that the part part this part of my shadow is the same side like proportionately the same size as this part of my head. Because if it's here than my head would be really small. I mean this is like a small detail but I think it's the kind of things I realized to doing. This for over a decade matric grew up in Japan before moving to California at age eleven and she studied physics at UC Santa Barbara Before turning to animation at Cal Arts for Grad School. But she's never let go of her love for science even though she had to let go of its formal. We'll study once it got to a level of physics where I didn't get to imagine anymore. It just became like very dry and like math heavy and it was about like Like my big imagination. I think that was kind of led me to going towards art and again I feel like I've gotten to a place place where I can go back to that. And you know Imagine micro and macro worlds to performance and animation in visual storytelling. It should be a struggle in the process. I think about how we are impacting. The world they can. I be an educator about this. I'm not sure because I don't come with like a background in climate change science but I think there is something to be said about the process. A struggle of each person. I think it is important to struggle with our choices and not have those things become invisible for the frame I'm Marcos Net me matric performs infinitely yours Thursday straight through Saturday at Red Cat inside Disney Hall. And that'll do it for today. I'm John Horn. Thanks for listening. We're back here tomorrow at the Broadcast Center.."