Posted on 05 Sep 2017 in sca eventEvent

Other Inland Empires

Julie Hammond's MFA Graduating Project

05 October 2017 – 05 October 2017, 8:00pm
Studio T, Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Tickets: $7 Student | $10 Senior/SFU Staff & Faculty | $15 General

Other Inland Empires

A California-born Jew travels to a landlocked country to learn to surf.
Dick Dale plays in the backseat of a too hot car.
The smell of the beach.

Shimmering between here/now, then/there, this place/another place, Other Inland Empires is a new stage performance that traces the Jewish roots of surf culture from Europe to California and back again. Pop music meditations, inflatable palm trees, slow dances, and untold family stories mix with playful humour, seagulls, and the one and only Gidget.

Other Inland Empires is written & directed by Julie Hammond, and created with performers Amanda Sum, Nicola Rough, Montserrat Videla, and Dominique Hat, designers Matthew Ariaratnam (sound), Robert Leveroos (scenic), and Gillian Hanemayer (lights), and dramaturg Caroline Liffmann.

Tickets availible online now.

Please note that this performance will have unconventional seating for audience members (beach / lawn chairs). There will be alternate seating available upon request. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the box office 778-782-9286 or email

Julie Hammond is an artist working across performance, pedagogy and intervention. As a director, performer, writer, dramaturg, and instigator, her practice activates spaces with the performative, and investigates the relationships between performance and audience, spectator and place, site and story. Her work has been published in print magazines, seen on stages, hung in galleries, and shared on the street. Recent work and projects have been supported by Vancouver New Music, the ArtStarts Gallery, The Vancouver Foundation, and Oregon Arts Commission. Since 2005 she has created, performed and toured internationally with Portland, Oregon's Hand2Mouth Theatre.

Posted on 29 Sep 2017 in sca eventArtist Talk

SCA Friday Colloquium

with Eldritch Priest & Lief Hall

06 October 2017 – 06 October 2017, 1:00pm
4th floor, room 4390, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

SCA Friday Colloquium

Fridays, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
GCA 4390 (Fourth Floor Fish bowl)

Meet your colleagues at the School for the Contemporary Arts in this informal weekly series sharing the latest arts-based research by SCA faculty, graduate students and staff.

Ever wondered what everyone's doing when they're not at school? Bring a brown bag lunch and get to know a different side of your professors, TA's, and SCA support team.

Hear about international research, award-winning projects, and some of our SCA community's intriguing other lives as stilt-walking instructors, underground record store operators, digital horn players and (much) more.

Each twenty minute presentation will be followed by an open conversation where you can ask all your most probing questions.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunch or your post-lunch coffee.

The Friday Colloquium is a series of presentations and conversations on Friday afternoons where faculty, staff and current graduate students share their research in short 20 minute presentations. The goal of the series is to open a dialogue and to foster a better understanding of the research interests of faculty, students and staff.

Eldritch Priest - Composer, Improviser, Sound Artist & Theorist

Eldritch Priest writes on sonic culture, experimental aesthetics and the philosophy of experience from a ’pataphysical perspective. His essays have appeared in various journals and he is the author of Boring Formless Nonsense: Experimental Music and the Aesthetics of Failure (Bloomsbury, 2013). He is also a co-author (with fellow members of the experimental theory group ‘The Occulture’) of Ludic Dreaming: How to Listen Away from Contemporary Technoculture (Bloomsbury, 2017). Eldritch is also active as a composer and improviser and is currently working on a new book about earworms, daydreams, and other lived abstractions.

Lief Hall - Multimedia Performance Artist and Musician

Lief Hall is a composer, singer-songwriter, director/choreographer and creator of opera, musical theatre, video and installation. Her interdisciplinary installation and performance works explore themes of nature, technology and the body as they relate to mythology, feminism and the production of cultural ideology.