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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 25 Aug 2014 in sca event

A Taxonomy of Convergences

Towards a unified field theory of cultural transmission. A talk by Lawrence Weschler

04 September 2014, 7:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B1H4
FREE,

A Taxonomy of Convergences

Lawrence Weschler’s talk arises from his recent book Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences, (National Book Critics Circle Award), which is the culmination of a decade of explorations into the way images (but also poems, musical themes, etc.) set a context for the reception of subsequent instances. We see by way of what we have already seen. We create by way of our entire prior sensorium.

In this talk, Weschler will consider a spectrum of such convergent effects, from apophenia (the tendency of humans to see patterns where none exist) through co-causation, fractalization, influence, homage, apprenticeship, allusion, quotation, appropriation, cryptomnesia (verbatim appropriation without realizing you're doing so), to outright plagiarism.

Weschler is the author of over fifteen books, including Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonders, Vermeer in Bosnia, and Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees.

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.