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Posted on 23 Mar 2015 in sca eventsfu woodward's eventGallery Exhibition

Froot Zalad

BFA Graduating Exhibition 2015

11 April 2015 - 25 April 2015, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
FREE,

Froot Zalad

SCA presents BFA Graduating Exhibition 2015

Audain Gallery, Vancouver
April 11 - April 25, 2015

Exhibition Tour with Artists
Saturday, April 11, 2:00pm

Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 15, 7:00pm

Image Credit: James Peale, 1822, Fruit in a Chinese Export Basket (detail)

Featuring work by Stéphane Bernard, Alex Hill, Jasmine Huang, Brennan Kelly, Jasmine Kwong, Adrianna Lademann, Lauren Lavery, Anchi Lin, Stephanie Ng, Cydney Paddon, Jocelyn Sánchez, Ariel So, Wan Hang Tsang, Larisa Volkova, Betsy Wen, Cory Woodcock, Angela Yan and Michelle Zhang.

What To Say If Someone Asks: "Why Froot Zalad?"

Fruit has always had a significant role in art. During the early Renaissance, fruit was used as hidden symbolism within painting. The apple represented carnal pleasures and sin, oranges were a symbol of free will, and a rotting or half-eaten peach symbolized a woman whose reputation had been tarnished with immoral behaviour. Fruit was an ideal subject because of its immobility and convenience for the artist. It continued to be popular in Dutch still life painting during the emergence of the mercantile class in the 1700s. As the middle class grew, so did their desire to show their wealth. In contemporary times, as we are experiencing the demise of the middle class, we enjoy fruit while we can. Our best future prospect is Froot: a brightly-coloured chemical sweetener used to simulate fruit but legally forbidden to be labeled as such.

In 2014 Monika Szewczyk curated "Szalon" at the University of Chicago. It is a play on words of the Polish "Szalone," which means crazy. The thesis of the show was to create a work/hand/exhibit space with a collective. The concept of Szalon can reflect a grad show in many ways. It is a showing of works by people who have worked together, displayed and critiqued together, and have spent the last four years becoming peers and developing relationships. Our works have developed parallel preoccupations with a performativity of the artist and materials, and evidence of the hand. Our work is serious about play.

Now why would you put a Z instead of an S? The same reason for naming so many drugs with the letter Z–because it is memorable. Zoloft, Zopiclone, Zannie, Zacatecas Purple, Zalad. We are considering the concept of "Z-pattern advertising." It's based on the theory that people will look at an image from left to right, then up and down. This pattern allows advertisers to put as much vital info into our brains–in literally a blink of an eye–before exiting the image. We want to acknowledge that we are all bombarded by advertising, and that we need to market even ourselves as artists, let alone our work.

The letter Z also has quite an interesting history; it was not always the cool fun loving bachelor. During the Roman Empire Z was removed from the alphabet because it was considered "archaic." As Butch from Pulp Fiction would eloquently put it: "Z's dead baby, Z's dead." It would be 200 years before the letter Z got back on his feet, and in the 80s Z was finally rebranded as something cool. Z continues to flourish in the Internet age: Can i haz Froot plz?

As we venture out into the world, we must remember that our time is different than those before us. We may not be able to go out into our orchard and pick a bowl of fruit to paint, but we can look up thousands of different orchards online. The questions we must pose now as young artists is whether the art world has space for something that tastes like fruit but is unquestionably not.

– Adriana Lademann

Posted on 30 Mar 2015 in sca eventGallery ExhibitionStudent Performance

Mixed Greens

MFA Exhibition and Performance Series

17 April 2015, 12:00am
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
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Mixed Greens

MIXED GREENS | PART 1

An exhibition and performance series by the first year MFA students at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Taking place at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street.

Friday, April 17
OPENING RECEPTION 7:00pm
4th floor

INSTALLATIONS 7:00-10:00pm 
Room 4945 
A Halcyon Landscape by Alexandra Spence, an audio-visual installation that uses surface transducers to activate and manipulate sound projected by objects, blurring the distinction between music and noise, human and object, organic and inorganic. 

Room 4210
Intraface by Paul Paroczai, an interactive installation that generates sounds and images based on the actions of viewers.  
 
PERFORMANCES
8:00pm 
Fragile by Robert Leveroos, a series of short works using two and three dimensional paper models and simple live animation in an intimate space. Room 4390 
8:45pm A Halcyon Landscape will be explored and interacted with via an improvised performance.
 
Saturday, April 18
INSTALLATIONS noon-5:00pm
A Halcyon Landscape and Intraface
 
Sunday, April 19
INSTALLATIONS noon-5:00pm
A Halcyon Landscape and Intraface
 
PERFORMANCE
2:00pm Fragile
All ages event - bring an inter-generational date

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Exhibition

Opening Reception: May 6, 7:00pm-10:00pm 
May 7 - 16, 2015
Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 5:00pm

Featuring works by
Lucien Durey 
Curtis Grahauer 
Scott Saunders 
Emiliano Sepulveda 
Jaime Williams 
 

Posted on 08 Apr 2015 in sca eventFilm Screening

Movies

3rd Year Film Screening

18 April 2015, 7:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
FREE,

Movies

Presented by School for the Contemporary Arts

A screening of the phenomenal films created by this year's 3rd years. 

The following films will be screened:

Devin Ariyaratne - Parked
Nick Balaz, Dylan Maranda and Bogdan Kondriuk - Worm
Daniel Dornbierer - Small Towers
Jessica Johnson - Flowers
Jae Woo Kang - Winter Light
Gloria Mercer - Deadpan
Darsey Meredith - Out of Range
Emily Parker - Who’s Grandpa?
Aileen Poli - TBD
Carly Southern - Ramon/Jasper
Katrina Tadros - Fayette
Aidan West - Dead is a Good Look For You
Andy Wong - Mama

Also... visit the fourth floor sound stage (Room 4365) where Alysha Seriani's installation Here & Now will be on display. The installation will be on display before and after the screening as well as during intermission.

Posted on 30 Mar 2015 in sca eventStudent Performance

Alucinari +  L I L A C

SCA Student Performance Series

18 April 2015, 8:00pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
$15/$5,

Alucinari  +  L I L A C

Two new dance works being premiered by SFU Dance graduating students Desi Rekrut and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien. 

Aluncinari by Desi Rekrut is a work inspired by the themes and experience of watching the 1997 movie Gummo, and goes further to explore ideas of hallucinations, discomfort and disconnection. 

L I L A C by Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien, is a collaborative piece between movement, text, sound and projection and is centred around themes of spring, scent and the experience of memory over time. 

Other collaborators on this piece are Felicia Lau (movement), Remy Siu (projection + sound), Alex Mah (sound) and Jasmine O’Brien (text).

Posted on 01 Apr 2015 in sca eventFilm Screening

Tiny Films

2015 SFU Film 4th Year Grad Screening

24 April 2015 - 25 April 2015, 7:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
$15/$5,

Tiny Films

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts

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Films by graduating students:

Brandon Booth
Evan Britz 
Kemal Ersoy
Lauren Gerber
Marc-Olivier Harvey
Sacha Husband 
Lucia Lozano Escudero 
Cole Northey
Dylan Rowsell 
Lilian Sepulveda 
Joseph Tucker

Posted on 09 Apr 2015 in sca eventFilm Screening

Kidlat Tahimik

Perfumed Nightmare (1977) | Balikbayan #1: aka Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III* (2015)

26 April 2015 - 28 April 2015, 7:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
FREE,

Kidlat Tahimik

Presented by SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts, Department of English, Institute for the Humanities, Office of the Dean - FCAT

Two film screenings with renowned Filipino director Kidlat Tahimik in attendance. We present Kidlat Tahimik's first film, Perfumed Nightmare (1977), alongside his most recent work, Balikbayan #1: aka Memories of Overdevelopment Redux III (2015).

Sunday, April 26, 7:30pm
PERFUMED NIGHTMARE (1977; 93 minutes. In English.)

 

"One of the most original and poetic works of cinema made anywhere in the seventies." – Werner Herzog

 

Upon the premiere of Perfumed Nightmare in 1977, Kidlat Tahimik immediately entered the ranks of the great auteurs of world cinema. With a budget of 10,000 USD, Kidlat created a film that has been compared to the masterpieces of Chris Marker, Werner Herzog, and Agnes Varda. A beautiful and hilarious tale of the young Kidlat, devotee of Werner von Braun, who follows his American dreams from the rural Philippines to Paris in the hopes of becoming the first Filipino astronaut. There are very few films like this in the history of cinema.

 

 

* SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING
Tuesday, April 28, 7:30pm
BALIKBAYAN #1: aka MEMORIES OF OVERDEVELOPMENT REDUX III  (2015; 140 minutes. In English, Tagalog, and Spanish with English subtitles.)

 

After a mere 30 years of effort, Kidlat Tahimik has finally completed his magnum opus. Winner of the Caligari Prize at this year's Berlin Film Festival, Balikbayan #1 is impossible to describe: this film is as rich and varied and fascinating as the world itself. It is a historical film about Enrique, Magellan's slave, who by Kidlat's account was the first person to ever circumnavigate the globe. The film is a beautiful balikbayan - the Filipino term for a shipping box used by Filipino expatriates to send goods back to the Philippines. But in this case, Kidlat is sending his balikbayan from the Philippines out to the rest of the world, continuing the tradition he began with Perfumed Nightmare, showing us that the "overdeveloped world" has much to learn from the Third World. Tahimik proves that after 120 years of history, cinema can still astonish us with its pure inventiveness.

Posted on 01 Apr 2015 in sca eventStudent Performance

Emergence

SCA Dance Grad presentation

01 May 2015 - 02 May 2015, 8:00pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
$15/$5,

Emergence

Presented by the School for Contemporary Arts

May 1 - 2, 8:00pm
Studio D
Tickets: $15/$5

Emergence is the premiere of three new works choreographed and performed by the graduating year of the SFU Dance Program. These works highlight the diversity and range of the training they have received while at SFU.

Choreographers:
Lily Cryan
Clara Chow
Desi Rekrut & Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien

Dancers:
Kyra Newton
Tin Gamboa
Sarina Egan-Sitinjak
Alissa Merlin
Isabella Flores
David Clennin
Lily Cryan
Clara Chow
Desi Rekrut
Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien

18 April 2015

Froot Zalad

BFA Graduating Exhibition 2015
12:00pm, Tickets at the door.
11 April 2015
Audain Gallery
FREE

Mixed Greens

MFA Exhibition and Performance Series
12:00am, Tickets at the door.
17 Apr 2015 - 16 May 2015
Audain Gallery

Movies

3rd Year Film Screening
7:00pm, Tickets at the door.
18 April 2015
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
FREE

Alucinari +  L I L A C

SCA Student Performance Series
8:00pm, Tickets at the door.
18 April 2015
Studio D
$15/$5