Posted on 03 May 2016 in sca eventWorkshop

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

Intensive program returns August 2016!

08 August 2016 – 26 August 2016, 12:00am
Offsite, Arts Umbrella Granville Island, 1286 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
$480
Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for info or call 604-681-5268 x225

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

We've joined teams again with Arts Umbrella and Contemporary Art Gallery to present a three week visual art intensive from August 8 – 26 specifically designed for youth between the age of 14 and 19 interested in developing their visual art practice.

A stimulating and challenging experience for young artists committed to experimentation in their art making in a supportive studio environment. Youth will have the opportunity to work with leading artists, curators, and educators in Vancouver as they explore a range of contemporary art practices such as the creation of site-specific installations, large-scale collaborative sculptures, and exhibition making. Participants will engage in critiques and discussions about developing ideas, working with materials, and viewing works of art.

Three weeks of intensive effort will result in a one-day exhibition at the CAG in downtown Vancouver.

Applications are now open. Download one here. Applications must be submitted to submissions@artsumbrella.com no later than 5pm on Thursday June 30. Please put Visual Art Summer Intensive 2016 in the subject heading of the email.

For details about the program, contact Arts Umbrella Artistic Director Visual Arts, Roxanne Gagnon at rgagnon@artsumbrella.com or 604-681-5268 x225.

Posted on 07 Jul 2016 in sca eventConcertStudent Composer Concert

Flatness_

Matt Horrigan's Graduating MFA Project

25 August 2016 – 26 August 2016, 8:00pm
4th Floor, Room 4365, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.
Free

Flatness_

Please join us for Matt Horrigan's MFA graduating work, Flatness_.

Flatness: two related definitions: [1] the quality of being flat (which might seem smooth to touch or without perspective); or [2] an audio theatre performance featuring Matt Horrigan and Julia Siedlanowska, (partially) concluding the former’s MFA studies and consisting in stories from the places and bodies of both the above. You don't have to believe where we’ve lived. You don't have to believe what we’ve done. But you can journey back in time with us anyway, because if seeing is believing, hearing is diving in...

...right?

We’ve met before, i think -
a crypt... a beach... a moon...
(come and go as desired -
it's a performance,
but it's sort of like an installation, y'know)

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Posted on 18 Jul 2016 in sca eventOrientation

SCA Fall 2016 Orientation

31 August 2016, 1:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Free

SCA Fall 2016 Orientation

All new students interested in Contemporary Arts courses are welcome to attend our orientation. Also, returning students are invited to hear the keynote talk and have snacks while talking to the new group of students during the break-out/mingle session.

New students will hear from Student Services, our departmental Student Unions, Career Services, and a bunch of our friendly staff from the School.

The event is free and there is lots of room, so please feel free to bring your folks. This is the welcome event aimed specifically for SCA students. You might also be interested in attending the Burnaby Welcome event (but it isn't necessary) and the Hile'kw 2016: FCAT Welcome event for all first year students across the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) on September 9 (details here).

Please check back here for more information about our upcoming orientation.

This year's keynote presentation will be a panel featuring Milton Lim (Theatre), Remy Siu (New Music), and Natalie Tin Yin Gan (Dance) of the Hong Kong Exile Arts Association. Formed in 2011 while all three were SCA students, Hong Kong Exile Arts Association is dedicated to critically-engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary investigation towards the production of vital and innovative art. Find out more about them and their work on their website.

Posted on 15 Aug 2016 in sca eventGallery Exhibition

will today be like yesterday – will yesterday be like tomorrow

MFA Grad Exhibition

09 September 2016 – 24 September 2016, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

will today be like yesterday – will yesterday be like tomorrow

Featuring graduating projects by MFA candidates Scott Saunders, Emiliano Sepulveda, and Alexandra Spence.

Saunders, Sepulveda and Spence uniquely explore possibilities for imagining humanness as an entangled mesh of human and non-human subjectivities, phenomena and powers. Each artist mindfully considers his or her relationship with the vibrant, dynamic and uncanny living world. Their explorations are embodied, political as well as aesthetic. Each artist demonstrates a desire to understand one’s individual position within the world, as well as how other individuals, societies and cultures fit as well.  Saunder’s work combines text and textiles in installations that examine the complicated politics of development and urban displacement that surrounds and permeates his living environment on East Hastings Street.  Sepulveda’s work in sculpture and installation considers his identity as an immigrant and the labour of creating a relationship with an adoptive land that does justice to the culture he is heir to, as well as the one he finds himself present in. In her audio-visual installations, Spence traces the connections between place, identity and sound, through an examination of resonance and vibration in everyday life. 

The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate’s studies, and is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.

Presented with the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Events

Opening Reception
7pm, Friday, September 9, 2016
Audain Gallery

Audain Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12–5pm

sfugalleries.ca

 

Image: Studio view. Emiliano, Alexandra, Scott (top to bottom). Photo: Emiliano Sepulveda

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 in sca eventConcertStudent Performance

Object Dialogues

Ben Wylie's Graduating MFA Project

12 September 2016 – 13 September 2016, 8:00pm
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.
$7 Student/Senior // $10 SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Object Dialogues

Please join us for Ben Wylie's Graduating MFA Project Object Dialogues.

Object Dialogues is a meditation on light, sound, and space for 13 performers. This work consists of a series of composed actions and events that explore the musicality of non-musical actions, the perception of space, the visualization/sonification of natural cycles such as heart beats or breathing, the objectification of instruments, and the instrumentalization of objects. Through the length of this work, the performers interact with a number of objects, ranging from the exotic to the banal, revealing the performative potential of the things that surround us. The large space of the Wong Theatre is continuously shaped and re-shaped through shifting light, moving sound, and mobile performers, resulting in something resembling a living space, changing and reacting to external factors imposed upon it by the performers. This examination of how light and sound interact with space, blurs the lines between theatre, performance art, and contemporary music; as compositional material is expanded to include actions beyond those traditionally considered to be "musical".
 

Tickets available at whatson.sfu.ca.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Posted on 03 Aug 2016 in sca eventDance Performance

Kafka’s Report…reproduced & other works

16 September 2016 – 17 September 2016, 8:00pm
Studio D, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.
$7 Student/Senior // $10 SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Kafka’s Report…reproduced & other works

Kafka's Report...reproduced

Kafka’s Report…reproduced is based on Franz Kafka’s “A Report to an Academy” (Ein Bericht für eine Akademie), and utilizes the original German text as well as Marc Diamond’s English adaptation. Kafka’s report is about an ape that is captured by a hunting party somewhere in Africa and brought to Europe. After what appears to be a successful transformation to human-likeness, the ape/human is called to a defense of his accomplishments by a scientific committee. Daniel’s choreography builds on Kafka’s mischievous commentary on the state of knowledge by adding another layer to the story. This work is danced en pointe.

Choreography by Henry Daniel
Music by Martin Gotfrit
Original German text spoken by Claudia Hein.
Performances by Marc Arboleda, Chelsea DesLauriers, Megan Morris, Nyssa Song, and Annabelle Wong
Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Kyla Gardiner

Tango la femme

Tango la femme is based on a selection of music by Argentinian composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla. It is made for and danced completely by four women.

Choreography by Henry Daniel and Marla Eist
Music by Astor Piazzolla

Performances by Chelsea DesLauriers, Megan Morris, Nyssa Song, and Annabelle Wong
Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Kyla Gardiner

Kafka's Report...reproduced & other works is available as part of the SCA Series Membership. To find out more about the SCA Series Membership or purchase a membership now, click here.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 in sca eventStudent Performance

Between Two Rocks

Robert Leveroos' Graduating MFA Project

22 September 2016 – 24 September 2016, 8:00pm
Studio T, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.
$7 Student/Senior // $10 SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Between Two Rocks

A mountain of wool turns into a cloud. A stream of thread becomes a song and slowly leaks out of a bucket. Morning rises on a curtain, pushes our gaze to the end of the world, until the sun finally sets on our laps. Between Two Rocks draws from dance, visual art, theatre, and handcraft to transform the horizon of the theatre, pull inside out, and turn right side down. This new work mixes moments of humour, tension, and geologic meditation, asking both what compels us to journey into the unknown and how we change in the process.

Taking inspiration from Norse folktale “East of the Sun and West of the Moon," a team of performers animate the stage using movement, words, and piles of fleece. The encounter between traditional folk art and live performance, written story and oral telling – feminine and masculine, animal and human, merge in this sensory trip to the edge.

By Robert Leveroos (cargocollective.com)

Created with Elliot Vaughan, Elysse Cheadle, Gordon Havelaar, Linnea Gwiazda, Pascal Reiners, Julie Hammond, Kyla Gardiner, Ben Wylie, Paula Viitanen, Lukas Engelhardt, Xin Xuan Song, Barbara Adler, and Maria Tryti Vennerød.

Tickets available online at Whatson.sfu.ca.

Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Image credit: Lukas Engelhardt.

25 August 2016

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

Intensive program returns August 2016!
12:00am, Tickets at the door.
08 Aug 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
Offsite, Arts Umbrella Granville Island, 1286 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
$480

Flatness_

Matt Horrigan's Graduating MFA Project
8:00pm, Tickets at the door.
25 August 2016
4th Floor, Room 4365, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.
Free