Posted on 06 Jan 2017 in sca eventInstallation

Flat Pyramid

Kevin Doherty's MFA Project

12 January 2017 – 15 January 2017, 12:00pm
Offsite, VIVO Media Arts Centre, 2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Flat Pyramid

Flat Pyramid is a multi-channel video installation by Kevin Doherty.

The project employs appropriated promotional and instructional video from a defunct pyramid scheme as the source material for fictionalized reenactment. The footage largely consists of presentation documentation, testimonial interviews and product photography—throughout all of which cutting rarely occurs between takes. Perpetrators and victims are seen as they move in and out of their promotional personas, making their disquieting intentions apparent.

Through performative errors or deliberate rejection, people and things often struggle, fail or resist adhering to the scheme’s ideology. Flat Pyramid isolates these moments and, consequentially, mimics the trajectory of the scheme itself: inevitable failure and collapse. It asks us to consider why we permit unsustainable inequalities and the fantasies that uphold them.

Opening: Thurs. January 12, 2017, 7–9PM

Exhibit: January 13–15th, 2017, 12–5PM

VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo St.
Vancouver, BC
V5M 3G9

Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University.

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Posted on 10 Jan 2017 in sca eventInstallation

Maj Britt Jensen: cultural cannibal

SCA Office Exhibition

12 January 2017 – 12 January 2017, 9:00pm
TBA, SCA Office (GCA 2860), SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Maj Britt Jensen: cultural cannibal

Opening Thursday, January 12 from 4:30–5:30 pm.
Exhibition: January 12 to February 17

Produced as part of a residency at Casa Wabi in Oaxaca, Mexico, artist Maj Britt Jensen worked with nine women (María de Jesús, Monse, Soledad, Margarita Paula, Mónica, Epifanía, Fernanda, María Francisca and Valvina) living in surrounding towns to create ceramic plates from local clay.

cultural cannibal draws on Oswald De Andrade’s notion of “antropofagia” as it was taken up by the Neo-Concrete movement in the 1960s. Here “antropofagia” means to consume another culture and refers to the complex interplay between dominant and marginalized cultures and communities. Through their materiality, these objects point to cultural contact, to encounters and migrations and the limits and potential latent in these interactions.

Interactions and indeed eating, are linked to the table. Following Sara Ahmed, the table is not only a place of gathering but a site in which power dynamics are spatialized and contested, often resulting in alienation. Through their production, circulation and reception, objects of clay and wood invite us to consider our position within systems of intercultural exchange. 

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Clay Workshop with Tessa Reed
Friday, Jan. 27, 1pm – 3pm
611 Alexander St.

Reading Group: Sara Ahmed's Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality
Wed., Feb 1, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wed., Feb. 8, at TBA
Tues. Feb 22 at TBA
Room 4390, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings St.

Posted on 15 Dec 2016 in sca eventInfo-Session

SCA Tour

SCA Tour and Info Session

14 January 2017 – 14 January 2017, 9:30am
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Lobby, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

SCA Tour

Please join us for a tour of the SCA at 9:30am, lead by Dean Lastoria, the SCA's New Students and Retention Administrator. Following the tour will be a general Q&A session to answer any questions you might have about applying to the SCA.

Tour 9:30am (lobby)
Info Session 11am (room 4390)

For more information about applying to the SCA, click here.