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 24 Aug 2016 in sca eventStudent Performance

Between Two Rocks

Robert Leveroos' Graduating MFA Project

22 September 2016 – 24 September 2016, 8:00pm
Studio T, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General General

Between Two Rocks

A mountain of wool turns into a cloud. A stream of thread becomes a song and slowly leaks out of a bucket. Morning rises on a curtain, pushes our gaze to the end of the world, until the sun finally sets on our laps. Between Two Rocks draws from dance, visual art, theatre, and handcraft to transform the horizon of the theatre, pull inside out, and turn right side down. This new work mixes moments of humour, tension, and geologic meditation, asking both what compels us to journey into the unknown and how we change in the process.

Taking inspiration from Norse folktale “East of the Sun and West of the Moon," a team of performers animate the stage using movement, words, and piles of fleece. The encounter between traditional folk art and live performance, written story and oral telling – feminine and masculine, animal and human, merge in this sensory trip to the edge.

By Robert Leveroos (

Created with Elliot Vaughan, Elysse Cheadle, Gordon Havelaar, Linnea Gwiazda, Pascal Reiners, Julie Hammond, Kyla Gardiner, Ben Wylie, Paula Viitanen, Lukas Engelhardt, Xin Xuan Song, Barbara Adler, and Maria Tryti Vennerød.

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Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.

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

Image credit: Lukas Engelhardt.