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Posted on 24 Mar 2017 in sca eventGallery ExhibitionStudent Performance

| Stick in the Mud |

MFA Spring Exhibition & Performance Series

03 May 2017 – 13 May 2017, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$10 student / underemployed // $15 senior / faculty / staff // $20 regular. Every ticket is a festival pass and gets you access to all events over all three evenings.

| Stick in the Mud |

> A play on scale

A pool of mud

In the middle, a stick. Like the flag the two astronauts planted on the moon.

[trumpets singing, pausing, and singing again] 

A re-assembly of bodies into landscape. A collage of abstract gestures. Time stretched.

[conversations between characters in musical lyrics]

In the middle, a stick. Like the flag the two astronauts planted in the mud.

Ten people enter the scene <

An exhibition and performance week featuring work from first- and second-year candidates in the SCA MFA program.

Exhibition: asmaa al-issa, Roxanne Charles, Krystle Coughlin, Stephanie Gagne, Irina Lord, Julia Schnitman

Performances: Aryan Borboruah, Linnea Gwiazda, Lief Hall, Maj Britt Jensen, Ian McFarlane, Carl Winter

Opening | Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Audain Gallery

Exhibition | Wednesday, May 04 to Wednesday, May 13, 2017

Audain Gallery's hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, 12 – 5pm and Thursday, Friday, 12 – 8pm.

Audain Gallery has FREE admission

Performances l Thursday, May 04 to Saturday, May 06, 2017, in Studio D, Studio T, and the Visual Arts Studio (Room B2540)

TICKET INFO
A Festival Pass gives you access to all shows on all three nights
$10 Students/underemployed // $15 Seniors/SFU Staff/Faculty // $20 General
Your ticket is your pass!
One sale online at whatson.sfu.ca or at the GCA Box Office, Wed. to Sat. from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, and one hour prior to each show

Thursday, May 04
Maj Britt Jensen: from the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel) – 7:00pm–7:45pm, Room B2540 
Ian McFarlane: Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera – 8:00pm­–8:30pm, Studio T
Carl Winter: Reveille – 9:00pm­–9:15pm, Studio T

Friday, May 05
Maj Britt Jensen: from the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel) – 7:00pm–7:45pm, Room B2540 
Lief Hall + Linnea Gwiazda: Un/Seen + flesh trace slip – 8:30pm­–9:15pm, Studio D

Saturday, May 06
Ian McFarlane: Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera – 7:00pm–7:30pm, Studio T
Carl Winter: Reveille – 7:45pm–8:00pm, Studio T
Lief Hall + Linnea Gwiazda: Un/Seen + flesh trace slip – 8:30pm­–9:15pm, Studio D
Aryan Borboruah: Chikage – 9:30pm­–9:40pm, Studio T

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU and SFU Galleries.

Aryan Borboruah
Chikage
Saturday, May 06 at 9:30pm­–9:40pm
Studio T

The piece is about exploring the boundary between science and supernatural. Lyrics in 2 voices (male and female), 1 piano, 1 cello, accompanied by electronic sounds. The female protagonist is a mentally ill character who believes she is being haunted by a mythical demon. Halfway through the piece, time gets reversed and the male victim is brought back to life (Retrograde in the score). A short dance, conversations between characters in musical lyrics, implications of violence and mental issues are some ideas that are depicted in this musical piece of a tragic event between two lovers

Maj Britt Jensen
from the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel)
Thursday, May 04 at 7:00pm–7:45pm
Friday, May 05 at 7:00pm–7:45pm
Visual Arts Studio (Room B2540)           

How long has it been since you last visited a planetarium? Did you then think about the (dis)position of your body? The landscape? The passing of time? Did you close your eyes as to think about life and death for just a second? Did you actually realize how it feels in your body to permit those thoughts? Did you feel that infinite space within yourself? Or did you feel small in relation to the outer space? Did you open your eyes every now and then as to see if something had changed? This time you will be accompanied by a bewildering constellation of female voices.

Lief Hall + Linnea Gwiazda
Un/Seen + flesh trace slip
Friday, May 05 at 8:30pm­–9:15pm
Saturday, May 06 at 8:30pm­–9:15pm
Studio D

Un/Seen by Lief Hall

“The self is itself a multiplicity, a superposition of beings, becomings, here and there’s, now and then’s. Superpositions, not oppositions.” -Karen Barad

Un/Seen combines light, sound, movement and image to create a multidisciplinary performance work which explores self as a multiplicity acting at the intersections of physical and virtual being, actively shaping and being shaped by technology. This multimedia performance incorporates experimental techniques of music and dance co-composition, as well as choreography for camera, using embodied research practices as a means to develop concepts through movement and sound.

flesh trace slip by Linnea Gwiazda:

Spaces we’ve been and spaces we have yet to be. Spaces we recall and spaces remembered through stories. Memory invisible and memory felt; that shape us, that hold our bodies, that our bodies remember, that remember us. Through interdisciplinary movement, sound and performance, flesh trace slip investigates the body’s relationship to memory and space.

Ian McFarlane
Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera
Thursday, May 04 at 8:00pm­–8:30PM
Saturday, May 06 at 7:00pm–7:30PM
Studio T

Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera is an investigation into experimental methods of object animation, driven toward an object-oriented ontology of performance. Part theatrical puppetry, part kinetic noise orchestration, Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera is a series of living images that seek unexpected connections between body, sound and object. This work aims to question what is animate and what is animated. The objects become the players. Noise becomes the score. A storm gathers at the edge of the light, threatening to engulf the stage. Featured artists include: Patrick Blenkarn, Meaghan Cate, Shauna Griffin, Haylee Marx, Ian McFarlane, Jordan Zanni and Marcelo Vieira.

Carl Winter
Reveille
Thursday, May 04 at 9:00pm­–9:10PM
Saturday, May 06 at 7:45pm–8:00PM
Studio T

Reveille is a four-channel interactive electroacoustic work for trumpet and laptop.  The chromatic melodies, alluding to eastern European lament chanting, trigger sampled clusters of timbrally modified trumpet. The title normally refers to military morning bugle calls, however in the context of this work it alludes more to the rude awakening of the human and mechanical carnage of battlefields at daybreak. Performed by JP Carter, trumpet, “trumpoon”.

Posted on 26 Apr 2017 in sca eventStudent Performance

From the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel)

Part of | Stick in the Mud | MFA Spring Exhibition & Performance Series

04 May 2017 – 05 May 2017, 7:00pm
TBA, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$10 student / underemployed // $15 senior / faculty / staff // $20 regular. Every ticket is a festival pass and gets you access to all events over all three evenings.

From the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel)

Maj Britt Jensen
from the left hand to the right foot (traversing the navel)

How long has it been since you last visited a planetarium? Did you then think about the (dis)position of your body? The landscape? The passing of time? Did you close your eyes as to think about life and death for just a second? Did you actually realize how it feels in your body to permit those thoughts? Did you feel that infinite space within yourself? Or did you feel small in relation to the outer space? Did you open your eyes every now and then as to see if something had changed? This time you will be accompanied by a bewildering constellation of female voices.

Part of "Stick in the Mud: MFA Spring Exhibition and Performance Series."

Dates / Times:
Thursday, May 04 at 7:00pm–7:45pm
Friday, May 05 at 7:00pm–7:45pm

Location:
Visual Arts Studio (Room B2540)  
SFU School for the Contemporary Arts
149 W Hastings St.

Tickets:
$10 student / underemployed // $15 senior / faculty / staff // $20 regular
*** Every ticket is a festival pass and gets you access to all events over all three evenings.

Tickets available online here.

Posted on 26 Apr 2017 in sca eventStudent Performance

Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera

Part of | Stick in the Mud | MFA Spring Exhibition & Performance Series

04 May 2017 – 06 May 2017, 8:00pm
Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$10 student / underemployed // $15 senior / faculty / staff // $20 regular. Every ticket is a festival pass and gets you access to all events over all three evenings.

Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera

Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera is an investigation into experimental methods of object animation, driven toward an object-oriented ontology of performance. Part theatrical puppetry, part kinetic noise orchestration, Weather Pattern #1: An Object Opera is a series of living images that seek unexpected connections between body, sound and object. This work aims to question what is animate and what is animated. The objects become the players. Noise becomes the score. A storm gathers at the edge of the light, threatening to engulf the stage.

Featured artists include: Patrick Blenkarn, Meaghan Cate, Shauna Griffin, Haylee Marx, Ian McFarlane, and Jordan Zanni.

Part of "Stick in the Mud: MFA Spring Exhibition and Performance Series."

Dates / Times:
May 04 - 8:00pm
May 06 - 7:00pm

Location:
Studio T (second floor)
SFU School for the Contemporary Arts
149 W Hastings St.

Tickets:
$10 student / underemployed // $15 senior / faculty / staff // $20 regular
*** Every ticket is a festival pass and gets you access to all events over all three evenings.

Tickets available online here.

Posted on 26 Apr 2017 in sca eventSymposium

Performances of the Future—Now // 3rd Tri-Uni Colloquium

05 May 2017 – 06 May 2017, 11:00am
TBA, 4350 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

Performances of the Future—Now // 3rd Tri-Uni Colloquium

Trends, new practices, images of living life otherwise. This year's Tri-University Graduate Colloquium for Theatre and Performance Research, taking place in a building funded by fossil fuels (Goldcorp Centre for the Arts) and on unceded territories (of the Tsleil-Waututh, Skwxwú7mesh and Musqueam peoples) brings together students at SFU, UBC, and UVIC to share ideas and research into the ways in which artists today are performing and representing futures to come.

WHAT:
This year's colloquium will feature papers and performances from students from SFU, UVIC, and UBC. All events are free and open to the public.

Given that we are inquiring into the future (that most of unknown of spaces) this year's papers branch into curious, complimentary, and contradictory areas of research.

SFU, UVIC, and UBC student presenters and performers include:
Matthew Ariaratnam, Dave Biddle, Kelsey Blair, Sandra Chamberlain-Snider, Krystle Coughlin, Nancy Curry, Katrina Dunn, Linnea Gwiazda, Lief Hall, Anita Hallewas, Maj Britt Jensen, Minah Lee, Sandra Lockwood, and Jason Margolis.

We are also excited to announce that performance theorist Dr. Laura Levin (York University) will be delivering this year's keynote talk to open the colloquium. Her talk is titled, Are We There Yet?: Magical Acts, Feminist Futures. Read her abstract here: https://triuniversitycolloquium.wordpress.com/keynote-series/

Dr. Levin's presentation will be followed by a keynote panel featuring curators from Vancouver's local art scene, including the PuSh Festival, Dancing on the Edge, Western Front, and grunt gallery.

WHERE:
All events will be held at SFU Woodwards, 149 West Hastings in room 4350 on the 4th floor.

WHEN:
May 5th from 11AM until 5PM
May 6th from 9AM until 5PM
For the full schedule of events, go here.

Be sure to check out MFA Spring Exhibition performances happening at SFU's School for the Contemporary during the evenings of the colloquium. For more information, go here.

ACCESSIBILITY:
All events are wheelchair accessible. If you are interested in attending but have other concerns about accessibility, please contact tri.uni.colloquium@gmail.com and we will try our best to make this event as inclusive as possible.

The 2017 Tri-University Colloquium for Theatre and Performance Research completes its first full cycle with the 3rd annual event. The first two cycles, hosted by the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia, focused on Creating Legacies and [Co]memoration respectively. This year’s colloquium, hosted by Simon Fraser University, seeks to build on these themes by looking at performance and theatre, as well as other creative practices, now and in the future.

The Tri-University Graduate Student Colloquium was formed in 2014 to offer vital professional development opportunities to graduate student scholars at UBC, UVIC and SFU working in the areas of theatre and performance studies. The initiative is entirely student-led, and its annual colloquium event in April/May rotates between the three universities. Its goals are to create scholarly conversation and build community, to offer skill-building opportunities in conference organization and presentation, and to generate structures that promote useful feedback and growth for graduate students.

This event is made possible through funding from the SFU's Faculty of Communication, Arts, and Technology, SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts, the SFU Graduate Student Society, the University of British Columbia Theatre Department, and the University of Victoria Theatre Department

Posted on 26 Apr 2017 in sca eventStudent Performance

Un/Seen + flesh trace slip

Part of | Stick in the Mud | MFA Spring Exhibition & Performance Series

05 May 2017 – 06 May 2017, 8:30pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$10 student / underemployed // $15 senior / faculty / staff // $20 regular. Every ticket is a festival pass and gets you access to all events over all three evenings.

Un/Seen + flesh trace slip

New performance works by Lief Hall and Linnea Gwiazda

Un/Seen by Lief Hall


“The self is itself a multiplicity, a superposition of beings, becomings, here and there’s, now and then’s. Superpositions, not oppositions.” -Karen Barad

Un/Seen combines light, sound, movement and image to create a multidisciplinary performance work which explores self as a multiplicity acting at the intersections of physical and virtual being, actively shaping and being shaped by technology. This multimedia performance incorporates experimental techniques of music and dance co-composition, as well as choreography for camera, using embodied research practices as a means to develop concepts through movement and sound.

Un/Seen is performed by Lief Hall, Kaylee Louie, Indigo Porebska-Smith, and Charlotte Telfer-Wan. The project was developed through practices in embodied research with the support and participation of artists, dancers and musicians including Laura Albert, Matthew Ariaratnam, Andrea Cownden, Sasha Kleinplatz, Jenna Mazur, Shay Saver, Indigo Porebska-Smith, and Charlotte Telfer-Wan and Bill Young. ♥

flesh trace slip by Linnea Gwiazda

Spaces we’ve been and spaces we have yet to be. Spaces we recall and spaces remembered through stories. Memory invisible and memory felt; that shape us, that hold our bodies, that our bodies remember, that remember us.

Through interdisciplinary movement, sound and performance, flesh trace slip investigates the body’s relationship to memory and space.

flesh trace slip is research towards Linnea Gwiazda’s MFA Graduating Project which will be presented in September 2017 in Studio T at SFU Woodwards. The work and its continued development, is creatively and conceptually supported by collaborators Marc Arboleda, Matthew Ariaratnam, Kayla DeVos, Gordon Havelaar, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien and Charlotte Priest and supervisor Rob Kitsos.

Location:
Studio D, SFU Woodwards

Dates/Times:
May 5th @ 8:30pm
May 6th @ 8:30pm

Tickets:
$10 student / underemployed // $15 senior / faculty / staff // $20 regular
*** Every ticket is a festival pass and gets you access to all events over all three evenings.

Tickets available online here.

Part of "Stick in the Mud: MFA Spring Exhibition and Performance Series."

21 October 2017

Walid Raad & Jalal Toufic

Audain Visual Artist in Residence Program
12:00am, Tickets at the door.
10 Oct 2017 - 09 Dec 2017
TBA, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC