SCA | Quick News | April 7, 2023

SKODEN Winners!

Here are the winners of the 2023 Skoden Indigenous Film Festival, as chosen by the jury of Tristin Greyeyes, Lisa G, and Jay Cardinal Villeneuve.

Honourable mentions go to the following films for their excellence: Rose – Roxann Whitebean, Heartbeat of a Nation – Eric Janvier, and Riverside Queerness – Eric Plamondon.

Congratulations to all of the winners and the honourable mentions, as well as to Carr Sapier, Kathleen Mullen, and the dedicated, hard-working students of CA 389 who worked quickly to organize and produce this year's SIFF, which will be heading into its sixth year in 2024.

Latta in Aurillac

After closing the sold out run of Strange Joy (congratulations!), the SCA's Erika Latta headed to Aurillac, France, to work with Begat Theater on a presentation of Home / Land from April 4 – 23, 2023. More HERE.

Slade talks As the sun disappears...

Watch a video with the SCA's Kathy Slade talking about her exhibition, As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop, which is at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver) until May 7, 2023. Watch it HERE.

Maier talks Orchid Mantis with Mackenzie and plays at 4DSOUND and PALS 4

Watch the SCA's Stefan Maier and Michelle Helene Mackenzie talk through their collaborative work Orchid Mantis, which they presented at the Centquatre-Paris on January 6, 2023, as part of INA-GRM’s Live Electronics Series, curated by François Bonnet. Watch it HERE. Also, Maier is presenting his work The Fifth Hammer on May 1 and 7 as part of an unbelievably stacked line up in the 4-week long 4DSOUND residency at Stone Nest in London, UK, which runs April 21 – May 20, 2023. Finally, Maier is playing PALS 4: Performance & Listening Situations with Weston Olencki / Mattie Barbier and Lauren Tosswill, and engineering by Q Adelbai, on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 8:00 PM at 188 Underhill Avenue, Brookly, presented by Figure 8 Recording.

Chambers' Zephyrs

Read Pancouver on the SCA's Justine A. Chambers' performance of Zephyrs, featuring dancers Steph Cyr and Sophia Gamboa, which was on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Libby Leshgold Gallery (520 E. 1st Ave., Vancouver), presented as part of Soft Launch, a set of "mini-residencies" also featuring SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil's Adrift and the SCA's Ryan Tacata's Curtain Speech, which features Chambers and SCA alumnus Billy Marchenski. Read it HERE.

Yoon soundbite

Listen to another "soundbite" with the SCA's Jin-me Yoon, this time discussing "the significance of the locations of Iona Beach Regional Park in Richmond, the Fraser River, and the Art Gallery at Evergreen as spaces to create and facilitate Long Time So Long," which is at the Art Gallery at Evergreen until April 30, 2023, presented as part of the Capture Photography Festival. Listen HERE.

Priest solo

The SCA's Eldritch Priest is playing a solo set on a shared bill with the trio of Lisa Butel, Brent Cross, Johanna Hauser on April 26, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at 8EAST (8 East Pender St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Dongnier's Compound Rite: Utopia or Oblivion

See a few spooky images from the SCA's Nini Dongnier's Compound Rite: Utopia or Oblivion, which she's working on as part of her residency with NYC's CultureHub.

Tong's Ring over Pond over Tusks

SCA alumnus Yi Xin Tong is presenting Ring over Pond over Tusks from April 6 – May 6, 2023, at NYC's Candice Madey Gallery (1 Rivington Street at Bowery, New York). More HERE.

Sembatya's Rafiki

SCA PhD student Edward Sembatya, working with a team of first-year SCA dancers, is holding a very space limited, RSVP only presentation of Rafiki, part of his PhD project, on April 15, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, in the "Blonde Studio" (Room 4650) here in SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). RSVP to, while space is available. More HERE

Yake accompanies the Winters Hotel Survivors March

Perhaps now with even more grim relevance following the forced removal of tents and other makeshift homes along Hastings Street this week, SCA student Toni-Leah C. Yake is "providing sound accompaniment for the 'Winters Hotel Survivors March' in solidarity with survivors and families of those lost in this tragic moment in April of 2022," which will take place April 11, 2023, at 4:00 PM, starting in front of the Colonial Hotel (122 Water St., Vancouver). More HERE.  

Kisiskâciwan at the NAC

Working with NAC Indigenous Theatre, SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich's Kisiskâciwan is being presented as part of a selection of works from O.Dela Arts' Matriarchs Uprising series at the National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St., Ottawa), running April 13 – 15, 2023. More HERE.  

Uchi is sold out!

Some good news / bad news! SCA alumnus Tomoyo Yamada and the Clala Dance Project "work in progress" showing of Uchi on April 7, 2023, at 7:30 PM at The Beaumont Studios, featuring SCA alumni dancers Shion Skye Carter, Kevin Soo-Locsin, Charlotte Telfer-Wan, and Anja Graham, plus with SCA alumni Sam Mason (projections), Brian Postalian (dramaturgy), and Christian Ching (lighting design), is sold out! More HERE.

BlackFlash / Le Sigh collab in the shops

BlackFlash Magazine's collaboration with Le Sigh, the online art magazine by Charlene K. Lau and SCA alumni Didier Morelli, on a set of "ephemeral prints" of SCA alumni Julian Yi-Zhong Hou’s stained glass works, and a "typographic iteration of Shane Krepakevich’s Prayer for 4 speakers" produced in response to Hou's work, is now available at your favourite, better book and magazine stores. Sample it HERE before you buy!

Cinelab 2023

Attention filmmaking youth! Registration for The Cinematheque's Cinelab summer filmmaking program for aspiring artists aged 14–19 is now open. And once again, we're excited to host it in our studios here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Here's the whole pitch:

Cinelab is a two-week long summer filmmaking program for aspiring artists aged 14–19 presented by The Cinematheque in partnership with the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts. Young artists are empowered to create unique short films from start to finish with the support of experienced professionals. In small crews, participants are guided through the complete filmmaking process from scripting to directing, from lighting and editing, to bring their creative visions to life. Completed works debut at a special red carpet film premiere at The Cinematheque.

  • Ages 14–19
  • Program 1: July 10–21
  • Program 2: July 24–August 4
  • Daily schedule: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Location: SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, 149 W Hastings, Vancouver
  • Cost: $650

Learn more and register HERE.

Direct the Melly?

Fancy a fancy job? The Kunstinstituut Melly, re-named in honour of the apparent subject / protagonist of SCA alumnus Ken Lum's 1989 work Melly Shum Hates Her Job, is seeking a "new Director to start in 2024." The application deadline is April 16, 2023. More HERE.

Silverfox at Macaulay & Co.

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox has an exhibition opening Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art. More HERE

APCSSU get into it

The newly formed SCA Art, Performance & Cinema Studies (APCS) Student Union posted a quick and cheerful recap of the 2023 Skoden Indigenous Film Festival, which ran March 31 – April 1, 2023. Also, they posted about I'll be your mirror, the SCA undergrad exhibition produced in collaboration with Kota Ezawa, the Spring 2023 Audain Visual Artist in Residence (AVAIR), which runs to April 8, 2023, in the Audain Gallery (SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), and about Judith's Skirts by the SCA's Judy Radul, which is in The Cabinet (beside Room 4390 in the GCA) until April 14. Click through – and follow, too!

Sum's Sorry

Just released! Cindy Mochizuki produced a video for Amanda Sum's Sorry, from her debut record New Age Attitudes, which Sum wrote about apologizing for being rear-ended. Watch it HERE.

Aoki, De Vos, Clennin, and Edwards in the snow

SCA alumni Jennifer Aoki, Kayla De Vos, and David Clennin were in Labrador West working with SCA alumnus Jenn Edwards on both Edward's work-in-progress, The Centre of Time, and a video for her pop group Ptarmageddon. More HERE.

List with ReIssue

ReIssue, the "Interdisciplinary art writing platform" with SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei as Editor, has started ReIssue Digestif, "a bi-weekly-ish round-up of events on [their] radar." Read the latest HERE. And if you're BC and/or AB based, list your stuff with them at

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi in Evanston

SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi and other student composers from Stanford University, where Koochakzadeh-Yazdi is completing her PhD, are presenting new music with the Ensemble Dal Niente on Friday, April 7, 2023, at 8:00 PM at the Nichols Concert Hall (1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston). More HERE.

SMALL FILE is calling!

Time to shrink it down and crunch it up, folks! The Small File Media Festival is calling for work for their 2023 edition. Here's the full deal from the source:

Call for Submissions for the 2023 now open! Deadline July 1, 2023.

This year we've bumped up our file-size limit to 1.44MB. Why 1.44MB? Because that’s the storage capacity of a floppy disk. Cute huh!

Also, we are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the The Cinematheque to screen the selected works October 20-21, 2023. And as always we will be showcasing the small file works online!

Make your submission HERE.

Lee's Discounted Hotpot Centre

SCA alumni Anthony Kit Chun Lee's Discounted Hotpot Centre is at the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond) from April 14 – 16, 2023, with shows at 8:00 PM on April 14 & 15 and at 2:00 PM on April 15 & 16, presented by the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre in partnership with Richmond Cultural Centre. Get tickets HERE.

Durey and Kozak's Endless Summer

Endless Summer, the collaborative exhibition from SCA alumni Lucien Durey and Katie Kozak, is at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art (2121 Lonsdale Ave,, North Vancouver) from April 15 – June 17, 2023, presented as part of the 2023 Capture Photography Festival. More HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It S2E03

Listen to S2E03 of How Would Lubitsch Do It about Lubitsch’s Kohlhiesel's Daughters, a "Bavarian comic riff on Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’," with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest David Cairns. Listen HERE.

TSU picnic

Hey, SCA students! The SCA Theatre Student Union is holding picnic party on April 13, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Creekside Park.

Download instructions

The new issue of withintensions, the monthly art mag produced by SCA alumni, this time on the theme of "instructions," is out. Download your copy HERE.

Inside voice(s), please

SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery and Sungpil Yoon have co-curated the group exhibition, Inside voice(s), please, featuring work by Cookie Brunel, Matthew Cardinal, Jeffery Chong, Julia Dahee Hong, and Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, and an exhibition text by SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross, running April 7 – May 31, 2023, at the nap gallery. Since the gallery is in a domestic space, please email for the gallery’s address and accessibility information.

Solidarity with Carousel

Like rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as its artistic director, as well as many others in the local theatre community, we also stand in solidarity with the Carousel Theatre for Young People and against the harassment they are receiving over their upcoming Drag themed summer camps. 

Carter and Rekrut in TRANSFORM  

SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter, pictured here with Juolin Lee, is performing in Corey Payette's concert film GUIDE MY WAY as part of the 2023 TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival, which runs free online to until MAY 28, 2023, presented by The Cultch and Urban Ink, and which also features The Darlings III by The Darlings, the "multi-disciplinary, non-binary drag performance collective" that includes SCA dance alumni Desi Rekrut (P.M.).

Artist Survival & Healing Fund  

Vines Art Festival, which was created by SCA alumnus and festival director Heather Lamoureux in 2015, is holding a fundraiser for their Artist Survival & Healing Fund on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 6:30 PM at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St., Vancouver), with the goal of raising $40,000 by July 15, 2023. More HERE.

THEATRE CORPS.' Exquisite Pressure  

THEATRE CORPS. (SCA alumni Alexa Fraser and Matthew Winter and Dominique Wakeland) are hosting their final Exquisite Pressure event ⁠at What Lab⁠ (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver) on ⁠⁠April 7 & 8, 2023, at ⁠7:30 PM (doors at 7:00 PM), featuring Peihwen J. Tai x Yi Ming Liu x Daniel Yang, SCA alumnus Garvin Chan x Mikeeto Zavorotny, and Cece Ludwar aka Gaylien. More HERE.

Puzzlehead's live music video

Puzzlehead, SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo's rock group, is playing a "a live music video, in two rooms at once" with Daisies, Star Party, Alex Miranda, Tuchscreen, and Dwntwn Solutions on April 8, 2023, at 8:00 PM at Liquidation World (1965 Main St., Vancouver). Tickets HERE.

蝦仔 Little Shrimp

Listen to Episode #2, 蝦仔 Little Shrimp, from Gateway Theatre's A Year of Blessings, created by the Five Blessings Collective, which includes SCA alumni Derek Chan, Howard Dai, and Nancy Tam, and Jasmine Chen and Robyn Jacob, and produced in collaboration with SCA alumnus Amanda Sum. Listen HERE.

Be a Summer Film Academy Youth Mentor!

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, our institutional home-base at SFU, is looking for SCA, CMNS, or SIAT students to be PAID mentors for secondary school film students this summer. Here's the rundown:

  • Provide instruction to Grade 9-11 students on acting for film.
  • Lead the work of students within the class, under guidance of secondary school teachers.
  • Assist secondary school teachers in supporting Surrey secondary students with their projects.
  • Attend daily classes, which will take place at Kwantlen Park Secondary and SFU Surrey Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am-3pm, from July 3-28th.

The application deadline is April 20, 2023! Find out more HERE.

Bridge's in Macy Murdoch

SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge is one of the stars of Macy Murdoch, CBC's new time travel spin-off of the popular program Murdoch Mysteries, running now on CBC Gem. Watch it HERE.

Oke interviewed

Read an interview with SCA student Jullianna Oke, who's the recipient of the 2022 FCAT Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award. Congratulations, Jullianna! Read it HERE.

The Politics of Sound reviewed

Read a review by Migueltzinta Solís in the Femme Art Review of The Politics of Sound, which is at The Galt Museum & Archives from November 26, 2022 – May 7, 2023, and includes work by SCA alumnus Adam Basanta. Read it HERE.

Boucher and Goodman talk Graveyards and Gardens

Watch Michael Boucher, SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs' Director, talk with SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman about her and Caroline Shaw's collaborative work, Graveyards and Gardens, which is running Wednesday, April 12 – Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 7:30 PM in the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented by SFU Woodward's and Music on Main. Watch HERE.

5 Questions with Fay Nass

SCA alumnus Fay Nass, who's also the executive artistic director of the frank theatre company and the founder/artistic director of Aphotic Theatre, "sells out" with Angela Fama for SAD Mag. Read it HERE.

Obuwoma take over

SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor Obuwoma is taking over the grunt gallery's Instagram from April 2 – 8, 2023. Click through!

Accessibility as Creative Practice: Workshop for Sensory-Sensitive Makers

SFU Galleries' Access as Creative Practice Intern Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa and SCA alumnus Vitória Monteiro are holding a "sensory-sensitive" hobby and activity workshop on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Audain Gallery (SFU Goldcorp centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). RSVP politely requested! More HERE.  

Low on Below the Radar

SCA PhD student Joni Low is the guest on the latest Below the Radar, produced by our friends in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Listen HERE. Also, by way of expressing congratulations, Low shared that she, the SCA's Laura U. Marks, and curator Sarah Cook were the happy nominators for Germaine Koh's 2023 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Congrats, Germaine! Koh will also be a 2023-24 Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SFU this fall.  

Ng's Saturday Session

SCA MFA student Silas Ng is leading the next FREE Saturday Session at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver) on Christine Sun Kim⁠ on April 15, 2023, at 12:00 PM⁠. More HERE.

Crazybull in GUTS

Read SCA MFA student Lauren Crazybull in conversation with Jas M. Morgan in GUTS. Read it HERE.  

Bean & Hat at The Cultch

SCA alumni Katie Gartlan-Close (Playwright), Davey Samuel Calderon (Director), Carmine Santavenere (Head Designer), Cindy Kao (Sound Designer), Maraya Franca (Marketing), and Eveleen Kozak (Dramaturg) are presenting Bean & Hat, which is having its world premier from April 13 – 16, 2023, at The Cultch's C-Lab (1895 Venables St., Vancouver). More HERE.

FRIDAY's bandcamp feature

SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY is featured by Bandcamp. Read it HERE.  

April 07, 2023