The Stars of Monte Carlo On Screen

 
 

Wondering what's in sore for Saturday's Monte Carlo? Check out the artists and entertainers headlining this year's event. Get your ticets now--it's not too late!

THE ARTISTS

MIWA MATREYEK

A graduate of California Institute of the Arts’ Experimental Animation and Integrated Media program (MFA 2007), Miwa Matreyek is an animator, designer, and multi-media artist living and working in Los Angeles. She creates short animated films as well as works that integrate animation and live performance. On one hand, Matreyek's performances are cinematic experiences that take place on a screen. On the other hand, what is seen on the screen is the collapsing of multiple layers of animation, objects, and the performing body.

Matreyek’s work has been shown internationally in animation and film festivals, theater festivals, performance festivals, as well as in galleries, science museums, and tech conferences. She is a founding member and collaborator of the performance media group Cloud Eye Control.

ZEFREY THROWELL

Zefrey Throwell has received widespread acclaim for his participatory public performances, including the recent Midtown Games (table tennis played on the streets of Midtown Manhattan), a 1,000 “car horn symphony,” and last summer’s 50-person naked performance, Ocularpation: Wall Street, which issued a call for transparency on Wall Street in advance of the Occupy movement.

Throwell is represented by Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc. in New York and is a regular contributing member to Art International Radio.  He is a member of three collectives, THROWHITE, Red76, and Cameracartell, and co-directs a gallery called Engineer’s Office Gallery in the heart of Rockefeller Center.  Throwell has staged performances at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Queens Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Studio Museum in Harlem.  He lives and works in New York.

 

THE ENTERTAINERS

JOEY ARIAS

A fixture of New York City's vibrant downtown performance scene for more than 30 years, Joey Arias is a NYC icon. Having lived and worked with legendary musician Klaus Nomi until Nomi’s death in 1983, Arias has long since gained fame in his own right as a performance artist, cabaret singer, and drag artist.  

From outrageous performances at seminal New York nightclubs Jackie 60 and Squeezebox to nights at Bar d'O where he held court with Raven-O and Sherry Vine, Arias has distinguished himself with scandalous wit, sleek style, and an extraordinary voice evocative of Lady Day, yet uniquely his own.  

Arias was tapped by Cirque du Soleil to originate the role of the emcee in their Las Vegas spectacular Zumanity, for which he co-wrote two songs. After six years in that role, Arias returned to New York where he became star and co-creator of Arias With a Twist with master puppeteer Basil Twist.

Arias has performed worldwide at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Freedom Theatre in London, and on a transatlantic world tour into the cabaret clubs of Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Canada, and England.

DJ VICTOR RODRIGUEZ

Apromoter since before he was legally allowed to enter clubs, Victor Rodriguez was influential in building the Los Angeles club scene in the late 1980s and early ‘90s through his association with clubs such as White Chocolate, Plastic Passion, and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Through his collaboration with DJ Chris Bowen under the Critter Control collective, Rodriguez established a re-birth of downtown club culture with their party Shits & Giggles.

His private clients have taken him all over the globe, jet setting parties, movie premieres, and private cocktail functions. Most recently Victor has curated events for The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs as part of their Coachella Music Festival line-up in addition to their Pride and Thanksgiving roster.