Co-Lab 03: 24hrs

December 2-3, 2023 | 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM | FREE (RSVP)
Lobby – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver


What is it like to be on the cusp of performance?

The students of Co-Lab explore this concept by employing an exhibition / gallery style performance where the audience can come and go, happen upon the performance midway through, or not at all. To feel what it is like to create for—and perform—multiple times a day, at ‘untraditional’ hours, to a full lobby or when no one is watching.

8 performance collaborations of 30 min each x 3 (morning, afternoon, and night)

  Morning 6-10am   Afternoon 1-5pm   Night 10pm-2am
6:00 - 6:30am PROUD 1:00 - 1:30pm Wishing Chair
10:00 - 10:30pm Put light to the canvas
6:30 - 7:00am pillow talk 1:30 - 2:00pm Personatus Sonitus 10:30 - 11:00pm Wishing Chair
7:00 - 7:30am Scrollin’ Thru 2:00 - 2:30pm Fly On A Wall 11:00 - 11:30pm Scrollin’ Thru
7:30 - 8:00am Personatus Sonitus 2:30 - 3:00pm Put light to the canvas 11:30 - 12:00pm 25 ways I grieve love
8:00 - 8:30am 25 ways I grieve love 3:00 - 3:30pm pillow talk 12:00 - 12:30am Fly On A Wall
8:30 - 9:00am Put light to the canvas 3:30 - 4:00pm PROUD 12:30 - 1:00am PROUD
9:00 - 9:30am Wishing Chair 4:00 - 4:30pm 25 ways I grieve love 1:00 - 1:30am Personatus Sonitus
9:30 - 10:00am Fly On A Wall 4:30 - 5:00pm Scrollin’ Thru 1:30 - 2:00am pillow talk



Performers/Creators: Max Mclarnon and Sara van Gaalen
Designers: Hailey Gil and Coco Zhou

PROUD features Angelika Sloan (Max Mclarnon) and Indigo Wear (Sara van Gaalen) in a piece that remembers the history of queer music, tells tales about queer youth in the area, and reimagines the feeling of an instant connection with someone. PROUD is about recognizing queer joy and the beauty it creates.

pillow talk

Performers: Sarah Carter and Jae Gonzales
Set Design: Sarah Carter, Colleen Bayati, and Jae Gonzales
Lighting design: Colleen Bayati
Costumes: Sarah Carter and Jae Gonzales
Concept: Sarah Carter and Jae Gonzales

Turn off your brain and chill out in a blanket fort. Take a break and take comfort in an unconventional space. You can chat, make bracelets, and reconnect with your inner child. Or, if you need, take a nap! In this fort, you’re allowed to let go of your worries for a moment and just chill. Step into another world of blankets, pillows, and slumber parties!

Scrollin’ Thru

Creators and Performers: Mavrik Sun and Stephen Hass
Lighting Design and Operator: Michael Zhong

An experience in online storytelling, internet personalities, and split-screen videos. Viewers are invited to watch a live restaging of a phone screen scrolling through short-form content (reels, tiktoks).

Personatus Sonitus

Performers: TJ Tan And Katie Gherasim
Designer: Hailey Gil


                "what is your SkiN like"

    “what colour are your EyEs”

            “how many fInGErs do you have”

“what does your hAiR taste like”

                    “how does your heARt sound”

    “what do your tEEtH feel like”


25 ways I grieve love

Artist: Oliver L. Fusio
Lighting Design: Coco Zhou

A journey of healing through movement and melody, exploring the themes of grief and love. The performance features stirring music and heartfelt storytelling, prompting hope and familiarity that love is indeed present in everything.

Put light to the canvas

Performer: Hermella Araya
Designers: Hailey Gil and Colleen Bayati
Outside Eye: Shania Smagh

A performance that blends and blurs the colours of the atmosphere and the art being created. An immersive 30 minute performance that wants to understand the immersion of art and light.  

Wishing Chair

Performers: Tamara Trbaric and Angela Peng
Designer: Albina Dyusenova and Colleen Bayati  

Taking pages from the “The Adventures of the Wishing Chair” by Guild Blyton, this installation emphasizes the beauty of dreams. The creators invite you to step into a magical world where you can write your wish on a colourful sticky note and place it on the heart of dreams. With Tamara Trbaric singing “A dream is a wish your heart makes” from one of the world’s most beloved fairy tales, sit in the wishing chair and immerse yourself into a world of magic.

Fly On A Wall 

Performers: Inkar Julmagambetova and Chaucer Gilson
Designer: Albina Dyusenova

Someone is always watching…


Emmalena Fredriksson and Kyla Gardiner: Instructors
Bernice Paet: Stage Manager
Carla Alcantara: Poster Photography
Special Thanks to Emily Neumann & Brady Cranfield

December 02, 2023