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Posted on 30 Jan 2015 in

- SCA @ PuSh festival

Faculty and grads present at Vancouver Interdisciplinary festival

Steppenwolf, Fight with a Stick

Vancouver's mid-winter arts festival PuSh is in full swing and we're excited to have a few SCAers involved in this year's line-up. 

Hour of the Wolf
January 30
Eye of Newt, lead by avant-garde violinist Stefan Smulovitz and SCA grad and sessional lecturer performs at Club PuSh. Norwegian vocalist Sissel Vera Pettersen joins vocalist Viviane Houle to weave a mesmerizing vocal soundscape accompanied by the improvisation of the Eye of Newt ensemble. 

February 4 - 8
Steppenwolf is the debut work of Fight with a Stick, a recently formed Vancouver theatre company by veteran artists Alex Lazaridis Ferguson (performer, director, writer) and Steven Hill (former artistic director of Leaky Heaven) and Associate Professor in theatre at SCA. 

February 5
Interdisciplinary art company Hong Kong Exile (Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim, Remy Siu, all SCA grads) investigates the advancements in foreign property investment, cultural exchange, and policy-making that are changing the face of international trade. 

Posted on 19 Jan 2015 in

- Open Call for Geometry of Knowing Part 4

Exhibition curated by third-year visual art students

Carole Itter, Euclid (from the slide series Euclid’s 13th Theorem which was used in collaboration with an Al Neil performance), 1979. Photograph: SFU Art Collection.

Students and emerging artists are invited to submit works for the exhibition Geometry of Knowing Part 4 at the Audain Gallery, curated by third-year visual art students at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

This exhibition will be the final instalment of a series of group exhibitions entitled Geometry of Knowing by SFU Galleries. Engaging a variety of interdisciplinary research practices spanning a wide spectrum of collective knowledge, the objective of the project is to investigate the way in which artists engage tactics of fieldwork, research, embodiment, and materiality in a manner that reveals or instigates the process of knowing.

Working with internationally renowned Audain Artist in Residence Judith Barry, the exhibition is a collaborative curatorial effort by the students and faculty as part of the class FPA 361. Specifically, the show aims to bridge theory and practice by locating interpretations of knowledge production in the context of the pedagogical institution. Geometries of Knowing IV will synthesize materials from a selection of archival sources, and works submitted through this open call.

The exhibition runs from March 19 - 28, 2015.


The deadline for all works is January 28, 2015

Please email your submissions as PDF file to

All submissions will be considered; however, selections will be limited to the availability of space in the Audain Gallery (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts). You may submit up to 3 works.

Mandatory information for submission:

· Images (max. 5 per work) and/or Vimeo links for video works (max. 10 min)
· Artist’s statement
· Title
· Medium
· Dimensions, Weight
· Technical requirements (audio, video capabilities, lighting, etc.)
· CV

Please note: Artists will be responsible for the transportation of their work to and from the gallery.

Posted on 14 Jan 2015 in

- Top honour for filmmaker Joel Salaysay

Canada's Top Ten Film Festival Award

Congratulations to SCA film grad Joel Salaysay who won the TIFF film showcase award for best live fiction for his grad film Lifers this weekend. 


Joel graduated last year and he is currently writing and directing a sketch-comedy web-series called Dr. Sunshine's Office as well as writing a feature film.

The Canada's Top Ten Film Festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema, and is intended to raise public awareness of Canadian achievements in film. 

Lifers also won Best Fiction Film at the 2014 Canadian Student Film Festival (CSFF) in September. Joel wrote, directed and produced Lifers, and is based in part on his own life experience.

WATCH: Trailer  |  MORE INFO: Canada's Top Ten Film Festival

Posted on 05 Jan 2015 in

- SCA film grads selected in high profile contest

Filmmakers Graham and Nelson Talbot go to the Superbowl!

Congratulations to Graham and Nelson Talbot who have been selected as finalists for the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest. 

The twin brothers graduated with BFA's in Film in 2011 and have since worked on feature films and commercials. They will find out if they have won while watching the Super Bowl in a private suite with nine other finalists. 

The grand prize winner receives $1 million US and the opportunity to work for a year on-site at Universal Pictures in Hollywood. 

WATCH When Pigs Fly  |  READ article in Vancouver Sun