SCA | Quick News | December 8, 2023

Tallbear talks Beyond Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, our home at SFU, is presenting Dr. Kim Tallbear: Beyond Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 10:00 AM (PST) in the ICBC Concourse room at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). RSVP HERE.


Running in two parts (PART I from January 23 – 27 and PART II from January 30 – February 2, 2024) at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell St., Vancouver), the programming for Theatre Replacement and Company 605's HOLD ON LET GO, formerly known as PushOFF, includes great SCA representation: Amy Amantea and the SCA's James Long's Through My Lens, has alumni Sophie Tang on Lighting and Set Design and Daniel O’Shea on Technical Direction; Hong Kong Exile’s HEAVEN FM was created by alumni Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Alex Mah, and Kaylee Louie; Mardon + Mitsuhashi's whereverever has alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi as a co-creater and perfomer, with alumni Jaewoo Kang on Costume Design and Jack Chipman as Technical Manager; SpiderWebShow Performance's SmartSmart is directed and performed by alumni Adrienne Wong; alumni Keely O'Brien is giving an In-Development Presentation of Secret Ingredients; Theatre Replacement's Best Life was conceived, directed, and performed by alumnus Maiko Yamamoto, and co-created by Yamamoto and alumni O’Brien and Arthi Chandra, plus with alumnus O’Shea as Technical Consultant; and Company 605's lossy (excerpts) has the SCA's Justine A. Chambers on Wardrobe Design and alumnus Antonio Somera Jr. as a performer. Also, the Emerging Artist Events, curated by alumnus Amanda Sum, includes SCA alumni Adrienne Wong, O’Brien, Mitsuhashi, and Gan, too. Whew! Find the full schedule and all the relevant info HERE.

Dust Breeding at Cafe Oto

Apartment House will be premiering the SCA's Eldritch Priest's new string quartet Dust Breeding, on January 7, 2024, at Cafe Oto (18 – 22 Ashwin St., Dalston, London).

Eigenfeldt in Rome

The SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt is presenting the paper, "Perfectly Mediocre: A Speculative Performance for Artificial Intelligence and Human Performer," at the 2023 Generative Art Conference, which runs December 11 – 13 in Rome, Italy. More HERE.

Trapp pop-up

Including work by the SCA's Kathy Slade and SCA alumni Alex Tedlie Stursberg​ and Steve Hubert, Patrik Andersson's Trapp Projects (alley entrance at 274 E. 1st Ave., Vancouver) is holding its Annual Pop Up Fundraiser from December 8 – 10, 2023, with 25% of sales donated to the Vancouver Food Bank. With an in-person preview tonight (Friday, December 8, 2023) from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, you can also check out an online preview HERE.

Smulovitz on viola

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz is playing music for Jennifer McLeish-Lewis and James-Amzin performance as part of The Dance Centre's FREE 12 Minutes Max Fall Session Studio Showing on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 6:00 PM (at 677 Davie St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Loscil's picks

Here's (some of) what SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil listened to in 2023, compiled for HHV Records. Read it HERE. Morgan would never recommend his own music, of course, but we certainly would consider Colours of Air, his collaborative album with Lawrence English, as a 2023 highlight. Check it out HERE.

Mesiha and Cheema on PuSh Play

SCA alumnus David Mesiha and Gavan Cheema, who are co-artistic directors of Theatre Conspiracy, are guests on the latest episode of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival's podcast, PuSh Play, talking about their show Same Difference, running in the 2024 edition of the Festival, which also has SCA alumni Milton Lim on Projection Co-Design and SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour as one of the Dramaturges. Listen HERE.

It begins with knowing and not knowing

The Georgia Straight shared a preview of the Richmond Art Gallery's (7700 Minoru Gate #180, Richmond) 2024 programming, which includes the group exhibition It begins with knowing and not knowing, featuring SCA alumni Ogheneofegor Obuwoma and Michelle Sound along with Rebecca Bair, Xinwei Che, Patrick Cruz, Zoë Kreye, and Ximena Velásquez, running July 20 – September 29, 2024. Read it HERE.

See How We Run E3

Listen to the third episode of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement's (VOCE) new podcast miniseries, See How We Run, featuring VOCE program manager Julia Aoki in conversation with Gallery Gachet’s Executive Director, Demi London, and Artistic Director and SCA alumnus Moroti George. Listen HERE.

Winter less Intensive

Co-presented by SFU Woodward's and supported by us, Company 605's less-intensive Winter Intensive runs December 11 – 15, 2023, in our studios at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. More HERE.

2023 MSG Lab Readings

SCA alumni Garvin Chan's Year of the Frog and Christian Ching's Hiraeth are being presented on Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12, respectively, both at 7:00 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver), as part of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre | VACT's 2023 MSG Lab Readings. RSVP HERE.


rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as Artistic Director, has announced their first DBLSPK of the season: SCA alumnus Johnny Wu and Jocelyn Yuchia Chang's Hymn of the Weaver Birds. Wu and Chang are presenting on their "explorations in Regional Mandarin and English" on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Alice MacKay Room at Vancouver Public Library's Main Branch (350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver), and it's FREE! More HERE.

Perkins Deneault on Dwell

Read the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology's Tessa Perkins Deneault in Dance International on Dwell, co-produced by All Bodies Dance Project and the Jewish Community Centre Inclusion Program, which was presented as part of the 2023 Chutzpah! Festival. Read it HERE.

Koh interviewed

Read an interview with Shadbolt Fellow and new Governor General's Award winner Germaine Koh by SFU Department of English's Clint Burnham. Also, don't miss Koh's WARES in The Cabinet mini-gallery (outside room 4390 here at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), which ends its run on December 31, 2023. Read it HERE.

Lin / Tahos in the Netherlands

Currently in the Netherlands, SCA alumnus Anchi Lin / Ciwas Tahos is screening Pswagi Temahahoi and giving an artist talk at Limestone Books in Maastricht on December 8, 2023, at 7:00 PM, and presenting a performance workshop, The Land in the Middle of the Pond, on December 10 at WORM in Rotterdam as part of the Winter edition of Asian Movie Night.

Exegesis Gnosis Gnetwork

SCA PhD student Dave Biddle and Linda Fox's Exegesis Gnosis Gnetwork is being presented on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Lobe Studio (713 E. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Snack Witch in Gelling

SCA alumnus Joni Cheung / Snack Witch is part of the exhibition Gelling, which runs December 10, 2023 – January 7, 2024, at Support (Local E6 02, 5445 avenue de Gaspé, Montréal). More HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S4E03

Listen to S4E03 of How Would Lubitsch Do It? with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Jonathan Mackris on Lubitsch's The Smiling Lieutenant (1931). Listen HERE.

Kong on Surreal Spaces

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong​ in Galleries West​ on the book Surreal Spaces: The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorhead. Read it HERE.

Ghosts of Pac-Man Past

SCA alumnus Charlene VickersGhosts of Pac-Man Past is part of Lattimer Gallery​'s 2023 annual Charity Bentwood Boxes auction, running to December 9, 2023. More HERE.

Cheyenne talks s*it with Franklin and Adderley

Kate Franklin and Caron Adderley are the guests on the latest episode of SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne's podcast Talking S*it with Tara Cheyenne. Listen HERE.

Cleave on Gray

Read SCA alumnus Sena Cleave's text on SCA alumnus Jesse Gray's Mesomonuments exhibition at Artspeak, which is presented as part of the Contemporary Art Gallery's Timelines project, which also features contributions from the SCA's Laura U. Marks and Jin-me Yoon, SCA Associate Faculty Member and Director of SFU Galleries​ Kimberly Phillips, and SCA alumni Joni Cheung / Snack Witch and Laiwan, plus many more contributors. Read it HERE.

Gamboa at Morrow

Working with mentor Su-Feh Lee and collaborators Ashvini Sundaram, Ariane Vanessa, and SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara, new Dumb Instrument Dance​'s Co-Artistic Producer and SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa is presenting her FORAY Artist Residency research on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 5:00 PM at Morrow (Suite 204 – 910 Richards St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Hyper Comicon Fan

Well, if it isn't SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge​ having a cameo as a "hyper Comicon Fan" in an episode of the Netflix kids series I Woke Up a Vampire! See the screenshot Bridge shared HERE.

December 08, 2023