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Posted on 27 Aug 2014 in sca event

Lossless

SFU MFA Graduating Exhibition

04 September 2014 - 27 September 2014, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B1H4
FREE,

Lossless

Presented by SCA in partnership with the Audain Gallery.

Lossless is an exhibition featuring graduating projects by the 2014 MFA candidates at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Video, sculpture, performance and installation projects by this year’s graduates share a number of related concerns, while formulating distinct frameworks for individual investigation.

September 4 - 27, 2014
Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 6 pm
Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 10, 7 pm
 

Installation and Performance: 
When will my hands become roots?
Luciana D’Anunciação
September 10 - 13
Studio T (on the 2nd floor)
September 10: Installation, 7 - 9 pm
September 11 - 13: Installation, 12 - 6 pm
September 11 - 13: Performance, 8 pm

Exhibition Notes

Deborah Edmeades’ video work and Luciana D’Anunciação’s performances pursue questions of subjective and sensory experience. Edmeades’ two-channel video, On the Validity of Illusion, shows a woman offering sage advice to her double. The trope of the spirit guide figures the events that follow–the staging of various optical tricks and sensory effects–as charmed one-acts and mythical labours. The methodical experiments conjure the work of a scientist but the tone suggests rather, serious and exhaustive play. Performances by D'Anunciação engage the body as a shape, a sound and a malleable force. Poses and gestures, in combination with projected light and video, visually disorder the body and render the human form strange to the eye. Responding to various materials that have been uprooted and imported for the performance, the artist’s graduating project, When will my hands become roots?, considers embodied impressions of locatedness.

Videos by Jeffrey Langille and sculptures by Avery Nabata explore temporal orders and perceptual modes. Langille’s videos are often set in liminal zones and animated by atmospheric effects and happenstance events. Some scenes are so quiet and motionless that the moving images could be mistaken for still photos. Once we’re drawn into the slow tempo of these works however, we begin to pay careful attention to their subjects and subtle “happenings.” Interested in cycles of making and unmaking, Nabata’s wood sculptures are lightly managed, anticipatory objects. The subtle forms resonate as exposed and open armatures that hold together perceptually, gathering in their minimal parts some projection of a cohesive whole.

Nathaniel Wong has examined, often to comic effect, vernacular languages and forms that exist alongside established disciplines. Invoking the conventions of music and cinema, Wong’s installation, Thus Spoke Death and Transfiguration, loosely relates engrained creative habits, ritual acts and blithe theatricality.

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.

Posted on 30 Jun 2014 in sca eventsfu woodward's event

20.20.20

Presented by DancersDancing and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs

24 September 2014 - 27 September 2014, 8:00pm
Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
$25 general/ $20 senior/student. ,

20.20.20

Dancers Dancing

A collaborative effort and co-presentation with Dancers Dancing and SFU Woodward’s, "20.20.20" captures the vibrant atmosphere of urban Vancouver in all of its complexities, from a uniquely authentic lens.

Celebrating 20 years of working in Vancouver, choreographer Judith Garay looks at 20 intersections in the city to set 20 dancers in motion inspired by interactions of  architecture, pigeons, overpasses, green spaces, mountain views, skateboards and especially the people - old and young. Contrast and contradiction drive the work to be physically exhilarating and thoughtful, pedestrian and emotionally charged.

The artists have dug their heels into the world of Vancouver, and are continuously collaborating to create the most authentic ambiance achievable. The artists have brought their experiences and observations back to studio, where it has been a process of utilizing pedestrian research and full body articulation to create beauty in otherwise mundane and overlooked aspects of city life. The Georgia Straight says “the group is solid in Garay’s lush universe…the result is rich and complete…” The synergy of their work is expressed organically in the process, as the dancers have felt emotionally charged by the city itself. They expect a similar visceral reaction for audiences alike. 

As the team continues to organically replicate the city life to stage, they have been surprised in how the process is revealing Vancouver in its entire beautiful dichotomy. Contrasts keep resurfacing, like urban and green, rich and poor, young and old and the infamous weather that changes a sky of gray clouds to one of blinding sun. These balances reflect the ever-evolving city from day to day, and naturally begs for a creative portrayal of the city that is full of movement and life. What better medium then dance?

With music by Stefan Smulovitz, lighting by John Carter and costumes by Margaret Jenkins “20.20.20” will steer away from a traditional tour of Vancouver, instead providing multiple ways to emotionally experience the city in its full richness. 

Posted on 16 Sep 2014 in sca event

Action Talks #1

Student Works Beyond SCA

02 October 2014, 6:00pm
4th floor, room 4390, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
FREE,

Action Talks #1

Check out what fellow SCA students did on their summer break!

This talk is part of a new series organized by Chelsea Hunter, Professional Development Advisor. 

Featuring talks by:
June Fukumura
Rachel Helton + Katie Gartlan-Close + Danielle Lavallee

​This talk will explore SCA student's creative experiences working with communities, near and far.

June Fukumura will share her clowning adventure in Peru, and Rachel Helton, Katie Gartlan-Close and Danielle Lavallee will describe the fun they had creating and performing a new work for Burnaby Art Council.

Posted on 04 Sep 2014 in sca event

Anatomy, Movement and the Spine

Presented by Marta Marta, Twisted Outreach Project and SFU Dance Program

04 October 2014 - 05 October 2014, 11:00am
TBA, School for the Contemporary Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Fee: $240,

Anatomy, Movement and the Spine

A special movement workshop with Narelle Carter-Quinlan (Australia), Jennifer Mascall (Vancouver), and Martha Carter (Vancouver).

Overview of schedule:
Friday, October 3, 6:30pm: Artist meet and greet - OPEN TO ALL!

Workshop:
Saturday + Sunday, October 4 + 5, 11am-6pm

Sunday workshop will be followed by performance and artist talk

Don't miss out on this weekend of spine-based movement exploration including improvisation, dance, yoga and anatomy with dance artists and bodyworkers Narelle Carter-Quinlan, Jennifer Mascall and Martha Carter.

The weekend will conclude with a public presentation featuring Narelle's beautiful photography and performance work.

This workshop is for students, teachers, dancers, choreographers, actors, yogis, athletes, scientists, bodywork specialists and anyone else interested in new ways of feeling your body and discovering movement by connecting to your spine!

Workshop details:
Friday, October 3, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Reception
Meet Narelle, Jennifer and Martha and learn more about the workshop. Refreshment will be served.

Saturday, October 4
11am - 2pm Narelle Carter-Quinlan: Spinal Embryology in Yoga, for Symmetric and Asymmetric bodies.
3pm - 6pm Martha Carter Dancing your Spine

Sunday, October 5
11am - 2pm Narelle Carter-Quinlan Body-Land Dance and Movement Improvisation
3pm - 6pm Jennifer Mascall Organs and the Spine
7pm - 8:30pm Narelle Carter-Quinlan
Performance and Artist Talk (open to the public)

EARLY BIRD RATE (before September 15, 2014): $200 + tax for full weekend
REGULAR RATE (after September 15, 2014): $240 + tax for weekend
Space is limited! Registration required.

MORE DETAILS + REGISTER ONLINE