SCA | Quick News | December 15, 2023

Holiday break!

Like the rest of Simon Fraser University, the SCA will be closed from December 25, 2023 – January 2, 2024, with classes beginning again on January 8. Also, this will be the last Quick News post for the year, too, because Brady Cranfield, the SCA's Communicator, will be on holiday beginning next week. See you in 2024!  

2023 FCAT Awards

Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2023 FCAT Awards, which ran Friday, December 15, 2023, in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. And special congratulations to the SCA's Erika Latta (for winning the Emerging Researcher Award) and Peter Dickinson (for winning the Service Award), and SCA alumni Arthi Chandra (for winning the Emerging Alumni Award) and Shauna-Kaye Brown (for winning the Teaching Assistant or Tutor Marker Teaching Award). As part of the event, the SCA Alumni Creative Production and Research Prize was awarded to SCA alumni Francisco Berlanga, Natalie Chan, and Opal McLean for their work on withintensions, a monthly online art magazine. The Prize was also renamed as The Opal McLean SCA Alumni Creative Production and Research Prize, or The Opal, in honor of McLean, who tragically died in a car accident in July, 2023. ⁠

Radul at Plug In

The SCA's Judy Radul is leading the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art's (460 Portage Ave #1, Winnipeg) Winter Institute 2024, running February 19 – 25, 2024, presented in conjunction with Radul's solo exhibition Live Lecture Streaming Podium: I am Not a Cat. If you're interested in participating, applications are due January 15, 2024. More HERE.

Marks and Rokeby talk streaming carbon footprint

Watch the archived video of a conversation about the "streaming carbon footprint" between the SCA's Laura U. Marks and media artist David Rokeby on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the University of Toronto's BMO Lab. Watch HERE.

Darkroom of Educational Modernism

The SCA's Sabine Bitter and her collaborator Helmut Weber welcomed Thomas Flierl, Simone Hain, and Ina Wudtke for a conversation about "socialist forms of education, and how these manifested themselves in the cultural houses of the GDR" on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK), presented in support of Bitter and Weber's exhibition Darkroom of Educational Modernism: On Form & Function, which runs to Saturday, January 20, 2024. More HERE.

Mother Cloud Spatial Sound Festival

The SCA's Stefan Maier and SCA alumni Sammy Chien and Caroline MacCaull (as Chimerik 似不像, supporting Ruby Singh) are part of Lobe Studios' Mother Cloud Spatial Sound Festival, which runs February 21 – 25, 2024. More HERE.

Rubin and Gotfrit in conversation

Listen to a "musical conversation" between Wendy Rubin (piano) and the SCA's Martin Gotfrit (guitar with pedals). Listen HERE.

Goodman and Deaconescu talk BLOT on PuSh Play

Listen to SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman and Simona Deaconescu talk about BLOT - Body Line of Thought with Gabrielle Martin on PuSh Play, the podcast produced by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival​, which is presenting BLOT from January 22 – 23, 2024, at Left of Main (211 Keefer St, Vancouver). Listen HERE.

Chamale DJs for the "future"

SCA alumnus and rice & beans theatre​ Artistic Director Pedro Chamale is one of the DJs for Neworld Theatre​'s "future" themed New Year’s Eve Party, presented in support of Progress Lab 1422​ (1422 William St., Vancouver), starting at 8:00 PM on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Tickets HERE.

Prairie Dusk makes the list

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann​'s Prairie Dusk is included in Eric Volmers' top ten local releases for 2023 in the Calgary Herald. Read it HERE.

Caprara coordinating

SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara is the new XR Program Coordinator at New Works​. Congratulations, Alexandra! More HERE.  

new music for organ and voice

Watch a great video excerpt of SCA PhD student George Rahi's new music for organ and voice, co-composed with Robyn Jacob. Listen HERE.

Jong and Monteiro join Feng on See How We Run

Asia Jong and SCA alumnus Vitória Monteiro join Kathy Feng, who's an SCA alumnus and Research Assistant for SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement​ (VOCE), for the latest episode of the See How We Run limited series podcast. Listen HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi​'s Weaving

Listen to SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi​'s Weaving, performed by the Schallfeld Ensemble​. Listen HERE.


Second Spring, the "affiliation of collaborators" that includes SCA alumnus Julian Yi-Zhong Hou, is holding a POP UP SALE on Saturday, December 15, from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM, and Sunday. December 16, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, at 4277 Fraser St., Vancouver. More HERE.

Sum socks

Just in time to stuff your stocking, socks have been added to SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's​ swag collection. See them HERE. And check out the rest of Sum's gear HERE.

Apply to Vines

Vines Art Society​'s (with SCA alumnus Heather Lamoureux as Artistic Director) is accepting applications for the 2024 edition of the Vines Art Festival. Applications are due February 5, and the results are released in March, and the Festival runs August 7 – 17, 2024. More HERE.

PANTS at the Firehall

SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne​ Friedenberg's "solo dance-theatre" performance PANTS is running January 17 – 20, 2024, at the Firehall Arts Centre​ (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Action at a Distance​'s artist call

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman's Action at a Distance​ has issued this artist call: Action at a Distance seeks 10 dance artists to participate in the development and performances of Murmurations, a task-based composition, for International Dance Day on April 29, 2024. All abilities and levels of experience are welcome. Artists will be paid as per CADA/West fee standards for rehearsals and performance. We are thrilled to be co-producers of this project along with The Dance Centre and New Works​. Deadline to submit expressions of interest: January 12, 2024. More HERE.

December 15, 2023