Posted on 15 Aug 2016 in sca eventGallery Exhibition

will today be like yesterday – will yesterday be like tomorrow

MFA Grad Exhibition

09 September 2016 – 24 September 2016, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

will today be like yesterday – will yesterday be like tomorrow

Featuring graduating projects by MFA candidates Scott Saunders, Emiliano Sepulveda, and Alexandra Spence.

Saunders, Sepulveda and Spence uniquely explore possibilities for imagining humanness as an entangled mesh of human and non-human subjectivities, phenomena and powers. Each artist mindfully considers his or her relationship with the vibrant, dynamic and uncanny living world. Their explorations are embodied, political as well as aesthetic. Each artist demonstrates a desire to understand one’s individual position within the world, as well as how other individuals, societies and cultures fit as well.  Saunder’s work combines text and textiles in installations that examine the complicated politics of development and urban displacement that surrounds and permeates his living environment on East Hastings Street.  Sepulveda’s work in sculpture and installation considers his identity as an immigrant and the labour of creating a relationship with an adoptive land that does justice to the culture he is heir to, as well as the one he finds himself present in. In her audio-visual installations, Spence traces the connections between place, identity and sound, through an examination of resonance and vibration in everyday life. 

The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate’s studies, and is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.

Presented with the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.


Opening Reception
7pm, Friday, September 9, 2016
Audain Gallery

Audain Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12–5pm


Image: Studio view. Emiliano, Alexandra, Scott (top to bottom). Photo: Emiliano Sepulveda

Posted on 03 Aug 2016 in sca eventDance Performance

Kafka’s Report…reproduced & other works

16 September 2016 – 17 September 2016, 8:00pm
Studio D, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Kafka’s Report…reproduced & other works

Kafka's Report...reproduced

Kafka’s Report…reproduced is based on Franz Kafka’s “A Report to an Academy” (Ein Bericht für eine Akademie), and utilizes the original German text as well as Marc Diamond’s English adaptation. Kafka’s report is about an ape that is captured by a hunting party somewhere in Africa and brought to Europe. After what appears to be a successful transformation to human-likeness, the ape/human is called to a defense of his accomplishments by a scientific committee. Daniel’s choreography builds on Kafka’s mischievous commentary on the state of knowledge by adding another layer to the story. This work is danced en pointe.

Choreography by Henry Daniel
Music by Martin Gotfrit
Original German text spoken by Claudia Hein.
Performances by Marc Arboleda, Chelsea DesLauriers, Megan Morris, Nyssa Song, and Annabelle Wong
Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Kyla Gardiner

Tango la femme

Tango la femme is based on a selection of music by Argentinian composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla. It is made for and danced completely by four women.

Choreography by Henry Daniel and Marla Eist
Music by Astor Piazzolla

Performances by Chelsea DesLauriers, Megan Morris, Nyssa Song, and Annabelle Wong
Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Kyla Gardiner

Kafka's Report...reproduced & other works is available as part of the SCA Series Membership. To find out more about the SCA Series Membership or purchase a membership now, click here.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University

16 December 2017

December SCA TOURS

with Dean Lastoria
12:00am, Tickets at the door.
01 Dec 2017 - 01 Dec 2017
TBA, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4