Garvin Chan's What the F-Word is Going On?

SCA | Quick News | April 26, 2024

SCA in rEvolver Festival

There's great SCA alumni participation in the 2024 edition of Upintheair Theatre’s rEvolver Festival, which runs May 22 – June 2 at The Cultch, including: Jonathon Kim (lighting for Multi – Vs), Jami Reimer's Soft tongues: a bioacoustic opera (which has Czarina Agustines, Sara van Gaalen, Eve Middleton-Meyer, Lauren Han, and Ruby Maher as performers and Mena El Shazly as co-Video Editor, Bernice Paet as Stage Manager, and Maddy Woodly as Assistant Stage Manager), Sarah Hin Ching U's Silent Howl has Alexandra Caprara as Video Designer, Olympia Tomasta's Cloaks (which has Stephen Hass and Avery Chapman as performers and Wenwei Zhou as Stage Manager), Garvin Chan's What the F-Word is Going On? (which has Jesse Del Fierro, Samantha Walters, Eve Middleton-Meyer, Cindy Kao, and Brett Hubich as "Panelists"), The Midnight Parade is a collaborative project with Blake Hobson-Dimas and Tamlin Vetter, and Please Wait While We Connect You by The Troika Collective (which includes Aliya Griffin, Caroline Sniatynski, and Manuela Sosa). Check out the whole Festival overview HERE. If we missed anyone, please let us know!

Prevailing Landscapes reviewed

Read Stir Vancouver on the exhibition Prevailing Landscapes, featuring work by the SCA's Jin-me Yoon and SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox, which runs to June 22, 2024, at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art (2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver), presented as part of the 2024 Capture Photography Festival. Read it HERE.

Maier plays with Screens

The SCA's Stefan Maier is playing a show with Screens (Harley Small and Jordaniel Bennett) on May 4, 2024, at 8:00 PM at 8EAST (8 E. Pender St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Five Minutes With: Vancouver Ambient Jazz Band Musebots

The SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt's (dry-witted and gently cheeky) musebots were interviewed by Emilea Semancik for the Vancouver Guardian. Read it HERE.

West Coast String Summit

The Vancouver Improvised Arts Society's West Coast String Summit, which includes SCA alumnus Barbara Adler and The Only Animal​'s Slow Social #4 (featuring SCA alumnus Toni-Leah C. Yake, Anju Singh, and Julia Ulehla), runs May 25 & 26, 2024, at The Ironworks (235 Alexander St., Vancouver) and 8East (8 E. Pender St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Ng on Ng

Watch a video of SCA alumnus Silas Ng discussing his practice HERE, shared by the Art Gallery at the Evergreen Cultural Centre​, which has Ng's Music in My Eyes on their windows until September 4, presented as part of the 2024 Capture Photography Festival's Selected Exhibition Program. Head HERE for more about the work.

Friedenberg talks sh*t with Chambers and Franklin

Listen to the latest episode of Talking Sh*t with (SCA MFA student) Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, featuring the SCA's Justine A. Chambers and Kate Franklin. Listen HERE.

Co-presenting with DOXA

The SCA Film Area is co-presenting two events in the 2024 edition of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival: Case Study: Hybridity in Documentary on Monday, May 6, at 4:30 PM, here in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), and Spotlight on Editing: Pablo Alvarez-Mesa (who's an SCA alumnus) on Tuesday, May 7, at 12:30 PM, at The Post (110 – 750 Hamilton St., Vancouver).

Champagne Aura

Listen to Champagne Aura, the new single by SCA Music & Sound student Cleo Luna June, produced with SCA Music & Sound student Atticus Gilchrist. Listen to it on Spotify.

Walker in Knoxville

SCA alumnus Taryn Walker is posting images on their Instagram from their residency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, funded by the Michael Smith Foreign Study Scholarship (which is administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and SFU). Find out more about the residency HERE and also follow Walker on Instagram to follow along.

Sparvier-Wells in Smithers

SCA alumnus Jessica Sparvier-Wells (formerly McMann) hosted a workshop as part of Wild Mint Arts on Thursday, April 25, 2024, during a residency with the Bulkley Valley Concert Association in Smithers, BC. For more about Sparvier-Wells and her work, visit her website.

Lum's Scotiabank Photography Award show

SCA alumnus Ken Lum, the winner of the 2023 Scotiabank Photography Award, is having his Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition at Toronto's The Image Centre (33 Gould St.), opening Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, and running from May 9–August 3, 2024. Lum will also be giving a talk on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 6:00 PM in Room IMA-307 at the The Image Centre. More HERE.

Zombies, Mannequins, and Talking Heads

SCA alumnus Jordyn Wood will be presenting Vascular Necrosis (in association with Bramble Theatre Collective) on May 9, 2024, at 7:00 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver) as part of Realwheels Theatre's scripts-in-development play-reading series Zombies, Mannequins, and Talking Heads. Read more HERE from Stir Vancouver.

Studio Salon Series: Spring 2024

SCA alumnus Starr Muranko shares a bill with Raven Grenier on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 5:00 PM at What Lab (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver ), presented as part of Co.ERASGA's Studio Salon Series: Spring 2024. More HERE.

Misyrion plays the island

SCA Music & Sound student Claine 'Gorgoth' Lamb's Black/Death metal group Misyrion is playing Friday, May 24, 2024, at Victoria's Quadratic Sound (655 Queens Ave.) and Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Nanaimo's The Globe (25 Front St.) Ticket links and more HERE.

Enquists' Rough Cut

SCA alumnus Eowynn Enquist and partner (and onetime SCA student) Isak Enquist are presenting "Rough Cut" – a 30-minute excerpt of their work-in-progress, Creature Comfort – on May 1, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM a Dance Victoria Studios (111-2750 Quadra St., Victoria), presented as part of the Enquist's artist residency at Dance Victoria Studios. More HERE.

Matt plays

SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam​ has a bunch of shows in May, 2024, including (so far): with Anju Singh, Andromeda Monk, and Sapphire Haze (SCA alumni Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong) as part of All Yesterday’s Parties, Vancouver New Music's 50 birthday celebration on Saturday, May 4, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at VIVO Media Arts (2625 Kaslo St., Vancouver); as Magic Maze with Andromeda Monk, Feven Kidane, and Adrián Castro Avendaño on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 as part of Big Fun on the Corner 3 at 8 East (8 E. Pender St., Vancouver); and as part of a Guitar Quartet with Cole Schmidt, Alvaro Rojas, and Jeff Younger on May 14 at 8:00 PM, also at 8 East.

Mitsuhashi in Prince George

SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi was an artist in residence at Prince George's Knox Performance Centre with the Method Dance Society, and had a public showing on April 18, 2024. Watch a video from the Knox Performance Centre with Mitsuhashi talking about her work HERE.

Carnival of the Animals Reimagined

SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki was the Animation Designer for Carnival of the Animals Reimagined at UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd., Vancouver) on Sunday, Apr 28, 2024, at 3:00 PM. More HERE.

Santos English in Outro

Not only is SCA film student Sophia Santos English presenting Through the Flow of Summer Snow as part of 22 : 8, the 4th Year Film Screening + Installation event tonight (Friday, April 26, at 7:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, she has also shared a short, poetic text in response to Gallery Gachet​'s exhibition, A Canoe is an Island (on until March 22, 2024), via Gachet's new "online initiative," Outro series, curated by SCA alumnus and Gachet Director and Curator, Olumoroti Soji-George. Read it HERE.

Silverfox​ talks Raven <Lite>

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox​ gave an artist talk on April 25, 2024, in support of her exhibition of Raven <Lite>, which opened on April 15 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (1171 Front St., Whitehorse). See some pictures from the event HERE.

Gallagher plays Gamelan

CBC Radio's Margaret Gallagher, who hosts North by Northwest, participated in the Javanese Gamelan Concert by SCA Instructor Sustrisno Hartana, SCA students, and the SCA's Ben Rogalsky on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver. Click through to her Instagram for some pictures and a short video HERE.

Chimerik's Virtual Live Art Database Launch Party

Chimerik 似不像, which has SCA alumni Caroline MacCaull and Sammy Chien as co-artistic Directors, is holding a free Virtual Live Art Database Launch Party on Saturday May 4, 2024, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Q7 Studios (77 E. 7th Ave., Vancouver), presented by New Works. Space is limited, so RSVP HERE.


Listen to the first episode of Speakable, the new podcast from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology and SFU's School of Communication, presented in partnership with SFU's CJSF Radio, which "aims to bring together research, teaching, and student work from across FCAT’s schools and programs," which includes the SCA. Listen HERE.

Robin Hood, East Van Panto style

Theatre Replacement (which has SCA alumnus Maiko Yamamoto as Artistic Director and was co-founded by Yamamoto and the SCA's James Long) have announced this years East Van Panto: Robin Hood. Set to run November 20, 2024 – January 05, 2025, at The Cultch's York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver), the holiday season seems that much closer already (but in a good way). More HERE.

New Age Attitudes on tour

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert (produced by Theatre Replacement) is on tour. Catch it tonight (Friday, April 26, 2024) at 7:00 PM at the Yukon Arts Centre (300 University Drive, Whitehorse), and at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (902 2nd Ave., Dawson City) on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 PM, presented by Nakai Theatre in partnership with Klondike Institute of Art and Culture and the Dawson City Music Festival (which has SCA alumnus Corbin Murdoch as Executive Director). More HERE.

Kim lights Homecoming

SCA alumnus Jonathan Kim is doing the Lighting Design for Urban Ink's production of Kamila Sediego's Homecoming, which runs May 2 – 12, 2024, at The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Body Parts in Surrey

SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg​ is presenting Body Parts on April 26 & 27, 2024, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Surrey Civic Theatres' Studio Theatre (13750, 88 Ave., Surrey). More HERE.

Finn in the Boombox

SCA MFA student Sarah Finn is performed April 25 & 26, 2024, at 6:30 PM at Boombox (44 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver),  a performance space run by SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer and Sierra Megas in a 53 foot shipping container. More HERE.

April 26, 2024