Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte

Sessional Instructor, Interdisciplinary, Alumni, MFA (2012)

Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte

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Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte is interested in examining the discursive constitutions of public spaces and in subverting everyday interaction with these spaces through the embodied interactions. She is currently researching the potential of interstitiality as an instance of non-definition, which, as such, remains non-identified because it is situated in between what has been delimitated. 

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Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte is a recent graduate of Concordia University’s Studio Arts Program and has moved from Montreal to Vancouver to pursue an MFA degree at Simon Fraser University. She is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who accomplishes interventionist performances in public spaces and plays with the documentation of these actions to create visual installations. 

She is the co-founder of MAAM, a Montreal-based art dissemination company, that published the artists’ book Lettres/Letters in October 2010. Recently, she co-curated the exhibition Furtive Conundrum at the 1612 Gallery, Vancouver, with Ryan Mathieson.

Joe Clark

Sessional Instructor, Film

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Joe Clark

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Film

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Janet Danielson

Limited Term Lecturer and Sessional Instructor, Music

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Janet Danielson

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Music composition, theory and analysis

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Janet Danielson is a composer and music theorist. She is a former Chair of the Association of Canadian Women Composers, and was 2010 Composer-in-Residence for Sonic Boom, which premièred her Suite Vancouver for string orchestra and erhu. She has composed for most genres including an opera, The Marvelous History of Mariken of Nimmigen, and recently orchestrated her work for the Orchid Ensemble and chorus, In the Very Highest Place, which was premiered April 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.

As an SFU instructor she has developed an online version of her Music Fundamentals course, twice nominated for national awards, as well as a text, Basic Organization of Music. She has published articles on women and music, music and the history of technology, and the harmonic basis of linear perspective; and lectured at conferences in Asia, Europe, and the USA. Current commissions include a work for the Cambridge Music Conference’s upcoming Performing Arts and Restorative Justice Conference, November 2012.

Degree and Studies:
B. Mus., University of Victoria; MFA, California Institute of the Arts. Composition studies with Cornelius Cardew.

Shauna Elton

Sessional Instructor, Dance

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Shauna Elton

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Contemporary modern dance, choreography, voice and movement, Ashtanga Yoga.

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Shauna Elton has been active in the dance community for 20 years. She is an independent choreographer, modern dance teacher and rehearsal director. For 7 years she was a senior dance artist and resident choreographer with Le Groupe Dance Lab (Artistic Director Peter Boneham)based in Ottawa. As a company member she has worked and performed with numerous acclaimed artists from across Canada and abroad. Her choreographic works have been showcased in the Canada Dance festival, Dance in Vancouver, the Ottawa council for the Arts, Dances for a small stage, 12 minutes max, and the Studio A series at Le Groupe Dance lab. She also teaches professional and pre-professional classes in Vancouver. She is a certified yoga instructor having studied traditional Ashtanga yoga in Thailand and India. She is currently studying holistic nutrition part time at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, and is a full time mother of two.

Degree and Studies:
Graduated with a BA Honors in Dance From the University of Winnipeg in affiliation with Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. Is a Certified RYT-200 Yoga instructor, Yoga Thailand.

Alex Ferguson

Sessional Instructor, Theatre

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Alex Ferguson

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Yani Kong

PhD (Special Arrangements), Teaching Assistant

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Yani Kong

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Critical Theory, Philosophy, Art History, Visual Culture, Cultural Studies

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I am a visual culture historian and scholar completing a PhD by special arrangement in the School for the Contemporary Arts. I hold a Masters in Theory, Culture, and Politics from Trent University, and am an alumna of SFU SCA with a BA in Art and Culture Studies. My research focusses on the concept of the disenchantment of the world and the possibilities for art and other visual phenomena to stimulate forms of re- enchantment. I study bodies of artwork that possess haunted qualities, completing my MA thesis on the 19th Century American spirit photographer William Mumler, and now turning my attention to Post-911 visual culture through the work of Art Spiegelman, Ryan McGinley, and Robert Gober. 

Lauren Marsden

Sessional Instructor

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Lauren Marsden

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Film, Video Art, Performance, New Media, Writing

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Lauren Marsden is an artist, teacher, and editor based in Canada and Trinidad & Tobago. She creates films, performances, and GIFs in collaboration with a range of creative professionals and exhibits her work internationally in galleries and film festivals. She teaches video art at the University of Victoria, critical writing at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, and in 2015 was a Visiting Tutor and Artist-in-Residence at Quest University in Squamish, BC. She is a Senior Editor for the San Francisco Arts Quarterly and is the Founding Editor of Decoy Magazine.

Suzanne Norman

Sessional Instructor, Interdisciplinary

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Suzanne Norman

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Vilhelm Sundin

Sessional Instructor, Film & MFA Graduate Student

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Vilhelm Sundin

Areas:

Film, installations, writing, music, sound

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I am a filmmaker with special interest in writing, music and sound. I also sometimes work with interactive installations. 

Since I graduated from Emily Carr in 2010, I have helped set up the Vancouver-based production company Combination Films. I also have lectured in Sweden while working on my own writing and projects. 

I am interested in time-based media since it incorporates many of my artistic interests and allows for a very collaborative atmosphere. Currently, I’m trying to tell stories about the daily conditions and struggles of human life set in fictional and minimalist worlds.

Charlene Vickers

Term Lecturer, Visul Art & MFA Alumni

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Charlene Vickers

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This past year she has been involved in several projects that include the carving of a series of 10’ tall cedar spears, the wrapping of  grasses in cloth and hair, and the creation of a clan of turtles.  Her exploratory works are moving into performance with her collaboration Vestige Vagabond, an improvisation with Maria Hupfield.  VV officially debuted at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market in August 2011 hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. In addition, the grunt gallery exhibited her work Diviners in September 2011.  Ms. Vickers plans to construct performance/video works and 3D sound installation to make personal history a political occupier of public spaces during her time at SFU.

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Charlene Vickers is Anishinabe Kwe (Ojibway Woman) living and working in Vancouver , BC.  Charlene’s cross-disciplinary work of painting, drawing and installation has been exhibited in Toronto, Vancouver, Amsterdam and across the United States and has received numerous grants from the BC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.  

 

 

 

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Website: http://charlenevickersvisualartist.blogspot.com