Posted on 21 Mar 2018 in sca eventGallery Exhibition

EVERYTHING MUST GO

2018 BFA Graduating Exhibition

12 April 2018 – 21 April 2018, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

EVERYTHING MUST GO

This exhibition presents the work of visual art students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Joni Cheung, Elly Habibullah, Samantha Henderson, Phoebe Huang, Mikaela Johanson, Gillian Lai, Lori Lai, Byeongsung Lee, Sean Lu, Ivan So, Kalvin Valko, Emma Wedman and June Yeo.

Raymond Carver wrote a short story called, "Why Don't You Dance?" It is about a man who is selling all of his things on the lawn of his house. You don't know what the problem is or why he is selling everything. The man encounters a couple who come over to check out his stuff. Their dialogue is gestural and hints at the man's history and his motivations. He is reluctant to let go of his things because they have meaning, but he knows this is holding him back. He wants them to live on.

Where do things go? How do things get to where they are? Where will they end up?

Faced with the accumulation of past work and the uncertainty of storage, rent bills and student loans, EVERYTHING MUST GO is a response to a moment of rupture in the lives of thirteen young artists working through object-oriented ontologies. They are letting go of the physical manifestations of their work, an institution, and a narrative end to a four-year passage. EVERYTHING MUST GO reflects on the paradoxical circumstances of vacating a place that has provided support, while maintaining an image of cheerfulness and professionalism.

The individual works in the exhibition are built with multiple components that may migrate, escape or overlap. They are united through the shared workspace and discourses that encouraged their becoming.

This exhibition also features a collaborative installation of objects for sale. Cash only please.

Events

Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 11, 7 - 9pm
Audain Gallery

Open Critique
Tuesday, April 17, 2:30pm
Audain Gallery

Presented with SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery.

Audain Gallery Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, 12 – 5pm and Thursday, Friday, 12 – 8pm.

 

Posted on 03 Apr 2018 in sca eventDance Performance

Ouroboros

Dance Grad Show

19 April 2018 – 21 April 2018, 7:00pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student | $10 Senior | $10 SFU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $15 General

Ouroboros

Four years in the making and we are finally here. We are the result of a Contemporary Art School. The SFU Dance Graduates of 2018 have put together Ouroboros, to celebrate and present our work as graduating students. We will be presenting the duality of reflection and emergence through an evening of dance. Please Join us as we honour the bittersweet feeling of departure and achievement.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Presented by the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts and the Simon Fraser Student Society, with support from Tommy Hilfiger.

Producer and Organizer: Kaylee Louie
Shadowing Organizer: Vienna Wong
Choreographers: Amberlee Allen & Tabitha Alexander, Annabelle Wong, Anya Saugstad, Caitlin Mckinnon, Chelsea Goddard & Samantha Penner, Danielle Sagris, Kaylee Louie, Kaia Shukin, Kristina Villenuava, Nyssa Song, Samantha Wright & Shion Carter, and Yian Chen.
Composers: Joel Lagemaat, and Stefan Nazarevich
Lighting Designer: Jake Lindsey
Poster Design by Danielle Sagris, Nyssa Song, and Shion Carter

Posted on 23 Mar 2018 in sca eventFilm Screening

BAKER’S DOZEN

SCA Third Year FILM Screening

20 April 2018 – 20 April 2018, 7:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Free

BAKER’S DOZEN

Come check out 13 films — a baker’s dozen, if you will — made by the third year film cohort here at SFU!

Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00. After party TBD.

FEATURING FILMS FROM:

Emily Bayrock
Sophia Biedka
Sean Brennan
Hannah Davis
Hannah Dubois
Rosie Hsueh
Ethan Lammie
Grace Mathisen
Carr Sappier
Greg Sparling
Marianne Thodas
Hannah Wheatley
Gordon Wong

FIRST YEAR SCREENING - April 7
SECOND YEAR SCREENING - April 13
FOURTH YEAR SCREENING - April 27

Posted on 17 Apr 2018 in sca eventOffsite Performance

Weather Pattern #5

Walking

21 April 2018 – 28 April 2018, 12:00am
Offsite, Crab Park, 611 Alexander, Trans-Canada Trail
FREE

Weather Pattern #5

Weather Pattern #5: Walking is a public intervention in playful attentiveness involving a crafting workshop, a picnic, and a carnivalesque, outdoor procession. Exploring walking as a way of knowing, this project examines the body's relation to ecology and place through the collective navigation of traditional pageantry troupes, procession, grotesque imagery and our sensory experience of weather.

Why should you come?:

" Learn how to make your own puppet or mask!
" Get outside!
" Meet new people!
" Take part in something curiously ridiculous!
" Engage with place, ecology and community

APRIL 21st:

2pm - 4pm: Picnic at CRAB park (bring some food to share)
4pm - 8pm: Workshop in pageant puppetry @ SFU Visual Art Studios, 611 Alexander (craft your own mask or puppet)

APRIL 22nd:

4pm - 9pm: Open Studio @ SFU Visual Art Studios, 611 Alexander (continue crafting your creations)

APRIL 28th:

4pm - 6pm: Public Procession @ Trans Canada Trail, Burnaby
 

Everyone is welcome! Kid friendly, pet friendly. Please invite friends.

This project is part of the Weather Patterns: A Performance Series, a collection of public workshops and performances that explores material performance in relation to the weather. Organized through SFU MFA candidate, Ian McFarlane, the Weather Patterns Performance Series is a cumulative research project that works towards a Graduating Project at the School for Contemporary Arts.

This project takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) first nations.

To find out more about the Weather Patterns Performance Series, visit our blog.

Contact - Ian McFarlane: imcfarla@sfu.ca

Posted on 05 Apr 2018 in sca eventFilm Screening

The Rhythm of Objects

International Puppet Animation Short Films

25 April 2018 – 25 April 2018, 8:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
FREE

The Rhythm of Objects

The Rhythm of Objects: International Puppet Animation Short Films

Curated by Hongyan Sun

The great Czech animator Jan Svankmajer calls puppet animation “a fantasy world built of real things.” Made of physical materials, inanimate yet somehow alive, every puppet has its own order of movement and rhythm of breath. Puppet animation blurs reality and fantasy with wild imagination.

“Hongyan Sun, a world expert in puppet animation, has put together a stunning program of award-winning films, many never before screened in Canada. We’re lucky to see these rare movies here in Vancouver. And all the artists are getting paid!” says SFU Contemporary Arts professor Laura Marks.

From six different countries, different eras, and in markedly different styles, each of these movies is a beguiling material fantasy world.

Hongyan Sun is a Ph.D. candidate at the Communication University of China, finishing her dissertation on Puppet Animation Aesthetics. Her research is supported by the China Scholarship Council, allowing her to study for a year with Professor Laura Marks at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.

1. The Love Story of A Frog
Director: Natalya Dabizha
Time: 13’10’’
Country: Russia
Year: 2005

2. Negative Space
Director: Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata
Time: 5’17’’
Country: US
Year: 2017

3. Deer and Cow                                            
Director: Zou Qin
Time: 9’34’’
Country: China
Year: 1990

4. Mr. Sea
Director: Geng Xue
Time: 12’46’’
Country: China
Year: 2014

5. Bydlo                                 
Director: Patrick Bouchard
Time: 8’56’’
Country: Canada
Year: 2012

6. My Strange Grandfather                   
Director: Dina Velikovskaya
Time: 8’46’’
Country: Russia
Year: 2011

7. Screen Play                   
Director: Barry Purves
Time: 11’18’’
Country: UK
Year: 1992

8. Harbor Tale                            
Director: Yuichi Ito
Time: 18’06’’
Country: Japan
Year: 2011

Posted on 17 Apr 2018 in sca eventOffsite Performance

The Lovers Inside Boa Constrictor

26 April 2018 – 27 April 2018, 8:00pm
Offsite, Moth Orbit Object Theater, 1701 Powell St, Vancouver, BC
Suggested Donation: $10-20

The Lovers Inside Boa Constrictor

The Lovers Inside Boa Constrictor

M: Do you think a boa can swallow the Pacific?
W: That would be a lot of heavy drinking.
M: Do you think we can escape from the boa if we sweat an ocean between us like we often do? Making a boiling “사람국” (human soup) together?

Written, devised, and performed by
Minah Lee & Wryly Andherson

We invite each other
We invite you
On unceded Coast Salish territories

Show Dates
Thursday, April 26, 8pm, Studio Moot: 203 – 1701 Powell St (Buzz # 0969)
Friday, April 27, 8pm, Studio Moot: 203 – 1701 Powell St (Buzz # 0969)

Suggested Donation: $10-20

The first version of The Lovers Inside Boa Constrictor was written by Minah Lee and performed and devised by Minah Lee & Brennan Campbell. Sound for the piece was created/composed by Daryn Cassie and the original script was dramaturged by Terence Grigoruk. This version was showcased in the summer of 2015 after a development residency at The Cultch, with the generosity of Heather Redfern. This project would not have been possible without every single one of them.

In the spring of 2018, Minah and Wryly re-imagined The Lovers Inside Boa Constrictor as part of a directed study with Rob Kitsos at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, to be shared with you.

I recast my umbilical cord across the ocean, wanting to unfold its stories about the cycle of birth-death-re-birth that re-turn us to Home. I turn around and see you. You gently cast your umbilical cord on the land. Nothing would have happened if you were not (t)here.

Posted on 28 Mar 2018 in sca eventFilm Screening

New Cinema Showcase

SCA Fourth Year Film Screening

27 April 2018 – 27 April 2018, 7:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

New Cinema Showcase

Please join us for the SCA Fourth Year GRAD Film Screening.

14 projects will be showcased from the 2018 graduating year at SFU.

Small snacks will be provided during the intermission with a variety of good eats in the lobby post screening. When all is done, everyone is invited to join us at a nearby bar or restaurant (we are still deciding where).

Films by ~

Jenna Andres
David Avelino
Sarah El Bakkouri
Olivia Gutenberg
Marcus Hann
Brenda Nicole Kent
Bijan Karim
Cross Li
Abigail Markowitz
Riley O'Neill
Will Romines
Ashley Sugimoto
Daniel Wester
Qiuli Wu
Asad Yahya

Other SCA film screenings:

First Year Film Screening ~ April 7th @ 7 PM

Second Year Film Screening ~ April 13th (AHH SPOOKY) @ 7 PM

Third Year Film Screening ~ April 20th @ 7PM

Posted on 04 Apr 2018 in sca event

GALLIMAUFRY: a delicious jumble or medley of things

MFA Spring Show 2018

03 May 2018 – 12 May 2018, 12:00am
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
FREE

GALLIMAUFRY: a delicious jumble or medley of things

GALLIMAUFRY: a delicious jumble or medley of things

For the 2018 Spring Show, first-year MFA candidates present a stew of meaty works including installations, sculpture, photography, music and immersive theatre. Students exhibiting in the Audain Gallery include Jennifer Anderson, Minahil Bukhari, Graeme Wahn, and Amy Wilson.

This exhibition is paralleled by performances and enactments in the studios and theatres created by Brian Postalian and Company, Jennifer Anderson, and Alexandre Klinke.

Presented with SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery.

 

 

EXHIBITION

Reception
May 9, 6 - 9pm
Audain Gallery

Audain Gallery Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, 12 – 5pm & Thursday, Friday, 12 – 8pm

PERFORMANCE SERIES

Champion: an immersive theatre game (created by Brian Postalian and Company)
May 9 - 12, 7:30pm
Studio T, 2nd Floor

Instrumental Alchemy: a musical performance by Jennifer Anderson
May 9 - 12, 8:45pm
Studio D, 2nd Floor

Folk Samples: a musical performance by Alexandre Klinke
May 9 - 12, 9:15pm
Studio D, 2nd Floor

Single tickets
$7, $10, $15
Choose your own price

For an additional $5, see both the Theatre and Music Performance Series.
Promo code will be sent upon purchase of a single ticket to either Theatre or Music.

Posted on 04 Apr 2018 in sca event

Champion

MFA Spring Show

09 May 2018 – 12 May 2018, 7:30pm
Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Champion

Champion
An immersive theatre game

Warning: audience participation

Conceived and Directed by Brian Postalian; Co-created and performed by Tobias Macfarlane, Pascal Reiners, Amanda Sum, Montserrat Videla, Matt Winter; Dramaturgy by Evan Medd; Projection Design by Stefan Zubovic; Lighting Design by Celeste English; Sound Design by Stefan Nazerevich; Costume and Set Design by Megan Chai; Stage Management by Kevin Kim.

You’ve invited to play a game. It’s a game of merit. Over an evening you will help determine the next champion through a strategic game of voting and competition. Guests will be divided into teams as the night progresses, but only one individual will emerge the winner. How you self-identify may help you gain or lose points. Once we are liberated, will meritocracy rule?

Champion is a fast-paced and interactive piece of theatre, which involves large-scale games. The performance will feature projections, loud noise, bright lights and an energetic atmosphere. We want you to be comfortable when you arrive, prepared for the performance, so please keep the following in mind:

The game takes place without chairs, alternative seating will be available to those who request it. We are unable to admit latecomers and if you need to leave the auditorium, unfortunately re-admittance will not be possible. The performance game will last roughly one hour. Latecomers will not be admitted. If you need to leave the performance space, you will not be re-entered.

Single tickets: $7, $10, $15
Choose your own price

For an additional $5, see both the Theatre and Music Performance Series.
Promo code will be sent upon purchase of a single ticket to either Theatre or Music.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Champion is presented as part of the MFA Spring Show, GALLIMAUFRY: a delicious jumble or medley of things

For the 2018 Spring Show, first-year MFA candidates present a stew of meaty works including installations, sculpture, photography, music and immersive theatre.

This exhibition is paralleled by performances and enactments in the studios created by Jennifer Anderson and Alexandre Klinke

Students exhibiting in the Audain Gallery include Jennifer Anderson, Minahil Bukhari, Graeme Wahn, and Amy Wilson.

Posted on 04 Apr 2018 in sca event

Music Series

MFA Spring Show

09 May 2018 – 12 May 2018, 8:30pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Music Series

Instrumental Alchemy by Jennifer Anderson
Experimental improvisational performance

Found bowls of various materials and sizes with handmade elements of oak and piano wire, and handmade instrument constructed from black walnut, piano wire, and live electronics. This experimental improvisational performance dives into how handmade instruments have a relationship with not only each other, but also with a performer that uses their own body to build a relationship with them.

Folk Samples by Alexandre Klinke
Music performance

Field recordings of Brazilian music are the basis for new compositions that investigate the transmuting aspects of technology on culture. Sampled, processed and deconstructed, this music material is combined with live instruments that are also recorded and digitally manipulated, exposing the process of sampling in a live situation.

The songs presented in the show explore themes of identity, memory and transformation. By blending live and pre-recorded material, organic and artificial sounds, and continuously reshaping their form and texture, these pieces represent an ever-changing musical landscape far removed from the folk traditions.

Single tickets: $7, $10, $15
Choose your own price

For an additional $5, see both the Theatre and Music Performance Series.
Promo code will be sent upon purchase of a single ticket to either Theatre or Music.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

The Music Series is presented as part of the MFA Spring Show, GALLIMAUFRY: a delicious jumble or medley of things

For the 2018 Spring Show, first-year MFA candidates present a stew of meaty works including installations, sculpture, photography, music, and immersive theatre.

This exhibition is paralleled by Champion, an immersive theatre game, conceived and directed by Brian Postalian.

Students exhibiting in the Audain Gallery include Jennifer Anderson, Minahil Bukhari, Graeme Wahn, and Amy Wilson.

Posted on 20 Mar 2018 in sca eventInfo-Session

How To Register 2018

Pre-orientation for new students

23 June 2018 – 03 July 2018, 10:30am
TBA, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

How To Register 2018

How To Register Workshops

How To Register sessions will be held at the SCA facilities at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at 149 W. Hastings Street in Vancouver.

We encourage students to come to the session for their area, but there are also some open sessions — we know schedules happen.

Students who cannot come in person are invited to "video in" for the first few minutes of the area-specific sessions they are part of to get a chance to meet the rest of the cohort. We don’t expect students to stay on-line for the whole thing, but it’s good to see other people’s faces.

To RSVP, please email: ca@sfu.ca.

NOTE: Our lobby will be under renovations during the summer, so please watch for signs directing you to the right room when you arrive. Also, while boots and hardhats are absolutely unnecessary, maybe don’t wear flip-flops. Footwear aside, this will be a great "sneak peak" of the new lobby, which will be fully revealed in September!

Saturday, June 23
10:30 – 11:30: Open Session – Room 2205
12:00: Tour — Meet in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts lobby near the Security Kiosk

Tuesday, June 26
10:30 – 12:00: Dance – Room 4390
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Film Cohort – Room 4390
3:30 – 4:30pm: Film “intended” – Room 4390

Wednesday, June 27
10:30 – 12:00: Music – Room 4390
1:30 – 3:00pm: Theatre Performance – Room 4390
4:00 – 5:30: Theatre Production and Design

Thursday, June 28
10:30 – 12:00: Art Performance and Cinema Studies – Room 4390
1:00 – 2:30pm: Visual Art – Room 4390
2:30 – 3:30pm: Optional Visual Art walk to 611 Alexander
6:00 – 7:00pm: Open Session

Tuesday, July 3 - Open Session
6:30 – 7:30pm: Open Session – Room 4390

Posted on 15 Dec 2017 in sca eventPresentation

SFU SCA Summer Dance Camp for High School Teens

Plan for your summer!

27 August 2018 – 31 August 2018, 10:00am
TBA, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
TBA

SFU SCA Summer Dance Camp for High School Teens

SFU SCA Summer Dance Camp for High School Teens
August 27 – 31, 2018, 10am – 3pm
For teens from 14 to 18 – Fee: $175.00

For more information please contact Dean Lastoria at lastoria@sfu.ca

The SCA’s Summer Dance Camp is a week of exciting dance for young people thinking about pursuing dance in a university setting. The camp is designed for youth in grades 10 through 12 who have previous movement experience but who are looking for something more and new.

The week will include instruction on improvisation, technique, choreography, repertory, and drumming, and will culminate in a final invited showing during the last afternoon of the camp.

The camp is also a unique opportunity for potential students to be introduced to faculty and current students from the Dance Program at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts.

Teachers and mentors include: Henry Daniel, Marla Eist, Judith Garay, Rob Kitsos, Cheryl Prophet, and Ron Stelting, plus senior dance students currently in or recently graduated from the SCA’s Dance Program.

Register here now!

Find out more about the SCA Dance program here!

Bring a bag lunch and a non-breakable water bottle (not glass).

Wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in.

Suggestions: yoga pants, leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, leotard, or tights.
 
Skirts and dresses are not recommended.

Footwear: Bare feet or cotton socks are recommended. Synthetic socks can be slippery. Ballet slippers (no rosin) or jazz shoes can also be worn.

There are no street shoes in the dance studios.

19 April 2018

EVERYTHING MUST GO

2018 BFA Graduating Exhibition
12:00pm, Tickets at the door.
12 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Audain Gallery, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

Ouroboros

Dance Grad Show
7:00pm, Tickets at the door.
19 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student | $10 Senior | $10 SFU Alumni/Faculty/Staff | $15 General

BAKER’S DOZEN

SCA Third Year FILM Screening
7:00pm, Tickets at the door.
20 April 2018
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Free