Posted on 11 Oct 2016 in sca eventArtist Talk

Talk: Charlene Vickers

611 Visiting Artist

10 November 2016 – 10 November 2016, 1:30pm
611 Alexander Studio, 611 Alexander Studio, 611 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E1

Talk: Charlene Vickers

Please join us for a 611 lunchtime talk with artist Charlene Vickers.

Charlene Vickers’ cross disciplinary art practice includes mixed media beer case moccasins, performance, painting and sculptural installation, video and sound events to express memory as a conceptual and political site. Her recent works become physical embodiments of memory as tangible markers of her Anishinabe territorial presence. “When walking through the core of downtown Vancouver I am expressing my embodied territory; within each step, a trace of my ancestors is present. I am thinking of my work and where I am from and how to manoeuvre through this world.”

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Charlene Vickers is an Anishnabe interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, B.C. Her work spans several mediums including painting, sculpture, video and performance exploring memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1994) and majored in Critical Studies at Simon Fraser University (BA,1998) where she also completed an MFA in 2013. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the USA, and is in the permanent collection at MOA at the University of British Columbia. In 2016 Vickers was the inaugural Artist in Residence at Griffin Art Projects in North Vancouver and will exhibit in Vancouver Special Ambivalent Pleasures ( curated by Daina Augaitis and Jesse McKee) group exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Vickers has been an active member of the Board of Directors at grunt gallery since 2012.

Image: Performance by Maria Hupfield and Charlene Vickers as part of the Cutting Copper: Indigenous Resurgent Practice gathering at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, 2016.

Posted on 03 Nov 2016 in sca eventPresentation

Eldritch Priest: From Lucid to Ludic Dreaming: Listening in Technoculture

Conversations with Unusual Suspects

10 November 2016 – 10 November 2016, 3:00pm
Offsite, Room 1315, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C.

Eldritch Priest: From Lucid to Ludic Dreaming: Listening in Technoculture

The SCA's Eldritch Priest will join in conversation with Paul Kingsbury (Geography, SFU) to explore the topic “From Lucid to Ludic Dreaming: Listening in Technoculture,” as part of the CONVERSATIONS WITH UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: On the sensorial, art and ethnography, a new seminar series by the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) and the Institute for Performance Studies (IPS) at SFU.

Please click here for a complete schedule of the series, which also features the SCA's Sabine Bitter and Claudette Lauzon.

Posted on 04 Nov 2016 in sca eventDirecting Projects

Student Directing Projects

A Begging Devil | The Singing of the Stars

10 November 2016 – 11 November 2016, 7:00pm
Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Student Directing Projects

Please join us for the first of three sets of SCA Student Directing Projects performances. Each night offers two different plays, all nights are free.

Matt Winter (director): A Begging Devil by Bertolt Brecht
Nina Boosheri (director): The Singing of the Stars by Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Fagih

Matthew Winter on A Begging Devil

This process has acted as an interrogation of these social forces: patriarchy, sex, class/status, religion, public opinion, and family. A loosening of theatrical conventions has allowed Marina Buston, Tobias McFarlane, Evan Medd, Mischa Shadloo, and myself, to dive deeper into Brechtian theories with play and rigour. The gift of having Brecht's written work still be so relevant presents us with the opportunity to tackle these sometimes historically cyclical topics with passion and purpose. The beauty of this work is the performers’ opinions and views on the social forces being explored. It is a work that asks for critical eyes and vocal opinions and this holds great value. A Begging Devil acts as a reflection and demonstration of what IS occurring.

Nina Boosheri on The Singing of the Stars

The Singing of the Stars was written by Ahmed Ibrahim al-Fagih, directed by Nina Boosheri, and performed by Arthi Chandra and Pascal Reiners. The show plays with an unraveling circumstance, the revelations that follow, and the personal shifts that take place when humans become desperate. 

Directing Projects
Artistic Director: Steven Hill
Technical Director/Production Manager: Celeste English
Assistant Technical Director: Jocelyn Kim
Production Stage Manager: Kaitlin Stoneman
Publicity: Terra Deng

Lighting designer: Ivy Cui
Assistant lighting designer: Sharon Ho
Costume: Melody Li
Stage manager: Shahlla Karmali
Assistant Stage managers: Howard Dai & Nicholas Ree
Apprentice Stage manager: Mandy Sunnerd
Head Electrican/ Operator: Diana Bartosh
Head Sound/Operator: Parmida Saedian
Head Carpenter: Meaghan Cate


The Singing of the stars (Nina Boosheri)
Arthi Chandra
Pascal Reiners

A Begging Devil (Connected & Directed by Matthew Winter)
Tobias MacFarlane
Mischa Shadloo
Marina Buston
Evan Medd