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SCA | Quick News | December 9, 2022

Yousefbigloo in the 2022 Lind Prize Exhibition

Read a Stir Vancouver intro to the 2022 Lind Prize Exhibition, including SCA MFA (all-but-graduated) student Katayoon Yousefbigloo as one of the finalists, which runs December 10, 2022 – January 29, 2023, at The Polygon Gallery, with an Opening Celebration on December 15 at 7:00 PM, and a Closing Celebration on January 26 to announce the winner. Read it HERE.

SFMF at The Hmm

After being invited by the SCA's Laura U. Marks and the Small File team to be be on the jury for the 2022 edition of the SFMF, Amsterdam's The Hmm, "founded by Evelyn Austin and Lilian Stolk in 2016," are presenting their selections, "Rachel Stuckey’s film Solid State PSA, Monique Motut-Firth’s Data Dreaming, and BiglerWeibel’s work Adhäsion," at the "online-only event" IN low-low-res on December 14, 2022, at 8:00 PM (CET). The artists will be in virtual attendance, as well as "artist and researcher Rosa Menkman who will give a short talk on the history of compression and tiny files." More HERE.

Shihab in Ongoing2 Gathering

At the invitation of her mother Lahib Jaddo, who's in the show, too, the SCA's Nadia Shihab is part of the exhibition Ongoing2 Gathering, which runs until January 15, 2023, at the Fine Arts Gallery at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas (1801 Crickets Avenue). More HERE.

WaxFactory's newsletter

Keep up to date with WaxFactory, the company operated by the SCA's Erika Latta and her longtime collaborator Ivan Talijancic, with their latest newsletter, and perhaps also consider a donation, if you're able, to help support their continued work. Read it HERE.

I had a dream about this place celebration

If you're in or around Montreal, NO HAY BANDA are having a show to celebrate the release of their debut album, I had a dream about this place, which includes compositions by the SCA's Mauricio Pauly and Sabrina Schroeder, on December 19, 2022, at La Sala Rossa (4848 St. Laurent Blvd.), with doors at 7:30 PM and music at 8:00 PM. With tickets at $10, $25 with the album (cash only at the door), and $5 only if you've already grabbed the album, NO HAY BANDA say Pauly, Andrea Young, and Daniel Áñez, and Felix Del Tredici – and maybe more! – will be performing, too. More HERE.

Slade and Hill in the Combine Art Fair

Head over to the Vancouver Art Blog's Instagram to see some pictures from the Combine Art Fair at the Griffin Art Projects Residency space (1174 Welch St., North Vancouver), which includes artists from local galleries Mónica Reyes Gallery, Unit 17, and Wil Aballe Arts Projects (and we can spy a tapestry from the SCA's Kathy Slade and some slumped-over stuffies from SCA alumnus Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill in the pictures), plus Montreal's Hugues Charbonneau Gallery. the Combine Art Fair runs December 9 – 11, 2022, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. See them HERE.

The Public Swoon on PTC Platforms

Explore Playwrights Theatre Centre's PTC Platforms, which they describe as "a space to explore the worlds of five projects in development," including The Public Swoon's (the SCA's Barbara Adler and Kyla Gardiner) UNSCRIPTED Mermaid Springs. Check it out HERE.

Alfred Jarry at 8EAST

Catch Alfred Jarry (the duo of the SCA's Eldritch Priest and Brady Cranfield) in a Two Drum and Guitar Duos show with Adrian Avendaño and SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam at 8EAST (8 East Pender St., Vancouver) on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. If things go well, there may very well be a moment of a full quad double duo! More HERE.

A Debutante Ball 

Click through for some photos and videos by the SCA's Ryan Tacata from the SCA (Theatre) Performance students' inaugural A Debutante Ball for "seventeen new art personas," which ran Monday, December 5, 2022, at 648 Kingsway, Vancouver. See them HERE.

Overstall in SOUNDplay

SCA PhD Student Simon Lysander Overstall's Tree Earth Sky (by Wild Empathy, the "research-creation" duo of Overstall and Julie Andreyev) and The Sound of Tree Rings are being presented as part of SOUNDplay, New Adventures in Sound Art’s annual fall festival of sound and media, this time on the theme of "Digital in Nature," which is running December 17, 2022, – January 30, 2023, at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre (313 Highway 124, South River, Ontario). More HERE.

Vines' Gratitude Report

Read the 2022 "Gratitude Report" from the Vines Art Festival, which was created by festival director and SCA alumnus Heather Lamoureux in 2015. Read it HERE (PDF).

Mochizuki's Autumn Strawberry (Dance Film)

Concluding a multi-year, multi-part arc, the Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Ave.) is presenting SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki's Autumn Strawberry (Dance Film), a "multilayered artwork" that grew out of her 2021 exhibition Autumn Strawberry and a two-month residency in 2019, from December 9, 2022, – April 30, 2023. More HERE.

Hubert, Tedlie-Stursberg, and Vickers at Trapp Projects

SCA alumni Steve Hubert, Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, and Charlene Vickers have all contributed work to Trapp Projects' 3rd Annual Exhibition & Fundraiser, running December 9 – 11, 2022, at 274 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver (entrance in the back alley), with "50% of proceeds going to the artists and 25% donated to the Vancouver Food Bank." More HERE.

Design TSU merch?

The SCA Theatre student union is looking for design submissions for their 2023 merch. Submissions are due January 10, 2023, at 11:59 PM. Submit HERE.

Congrats, Friesen!

Congratulations to SCA alumnus Suzanne Friesen, who's a new Associate Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers.

Stir on You Touch Me and Fredriksson and Khakpour on The Dance Centre's podcast

Read Stir Vancouver on Arash Khakpour and SCA alumnus and current Session Instructor Emmalena Fredriksson's You Touch Me, which runs December 8 – 10, 2022, at 8:00 PM at The Dance Centre (77 Davie St, Vancouver), with a post-show artist talkback on December 9, presented as part of The Dance Centre's Global Dance Connections 2022-2023 series. Read it HERE. Also, Fredriksson and Khakpour were guests on The Dance Centre's podcast. Listen HERE.

O'Callaghan's As in a Simile streamed

SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's As in a Simile for "Distanced Ensemble, electronics and video," had its World Premiere on December 8, 2022, as part of the New Music Concerts' 50th Anniversary Commissions for Distanced Ensemble Digital Broadcast 2. Watch the archived stream HERE.

Anza-Burgess in Poetry Floodlight

SCA alumnus Rosie Anza-Burgess will be reading as part of Poetry Floodlight on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 6:30 PM, Arrieta Art Studio (707 Front St., New Westminster).

Basanta in The Politics of Sound

SCA alumnus Adam Basanta is part of the exhibition The Politics of Sound at the Galt Museum & Archives (502 – 1 Street South, Lethbridge), running to May 7, 2023. More HERE.

Incoming: Nazarevich's ARCMAPS

Mark your calendars! SCA alumnus Stefan Nazarevich is releasing ARCMAPS, his new visual album as SAN, on January 7, 2023, featuring SCA alumni Shion Skye Carter, Amanda Sum, Anya Saugstad, Eowynn Enquist, S. Wilson, and Colin Williscroft, plus a whole bunch more other folks on the project, too. For other Ukrainians like Nazarevich, you might already have January 7 marked? Follow Nazarevich on Instagram to stay up-to-date!

Carter in the 2023 KickStart programme

SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter is one of the choreographers for CanAsian Dance's 2023 KickStart programme, working with Halifax's Miya Turnbull and Dramaturg Julie Tamiko Manning, to re-imagine their film project Omote (面) as a live performance. More HERE.

Angus' chaos reel

SCA alumnus Britt Angus produced a "chaos reel" to showcase the work she did in 2022. Watch it HERE.

Caprara calling

SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara is looking for "dancers and movers" to be part of a "movement research workshop" on December 14, 2022, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, that will feed into her thesis performance, The 100 Duet Cycle. Sign up HERE.

Spence does So far sonar

SCA alumnus Alexandra Spence has collaborated with dancer and choreographer Patricia Wood and Future Makers on the performance work So far sonar, which is running Sunday, December 11, 2022, at The Granville Centre Gallery (2A Memorial Drive, Granville, Australia) at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. More HERE.

Cheung in Mixed Drinks

SCA alumnus Joni Cheung (Snack Witch) is a contributor to Dean Baldwin Lew's Mixed Drinks project for Fonderie Darling: a "pocket-sized book" of "mixed drinks recipes submitted by over 50 local and international artists." Mixed Drinks was produced in response to Rirkrit Tiravanija's installation Untitled, Thomas Demand’s Here, which is part of Thomas Demand's exhibition HOUSE OF CARD, which runs until January 8, 2023, at MOCA Toronto. Mixed Drinks is being launched at a Members Evening on December 9, 2022, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Fonderie Darling (745 rue Ottawa, Montréal). More HERE.

What Are Our Supports? flip through

Click through to Art Metropole's Instagram for a "flip through" of What Are Our Supports?, a "hot off the presses" anthology with over 20 local and international contributors, so-edited by SCA PhD student Joni Low and Jeff O’Brien. Designed by Information Office, and co-published by Information Office, Doryphore Independent Curators Society, Richmond Art Gallery and Art Metropole, don't miss the book launch on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM, in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). Watch HERE.


Read about FUTURE FUTURES, a collaborative film by Director Brian J. Johnson and Company 605 that features SCA alumni Shion Skye Carter, Antonio Somera Jr., and Billy Marchenski, and SCA MFA student and current SCA instructor Justine A. Chambers, which is streaming on CBC Gem as a five episode series. Read it HERE.

Kotowich in the Winter Intensive

SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich is a guest instructor for Company 605's 2022 Winter Intensive, which runs December 12 – 16, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily, in our studios here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Venus Art Gallery's online exhibition

The Venus Art Gallery, which includes SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter, Anya Saugstad, Eowynn Enquist, and Stefan Nazarevich, are rolling out an online exhibition / advent calendar of reenactments of famous paintings on their Instagram account, facilitated by VAG founder and Chief Curator Daria Mikhaylyuk. Also, make sure to click through to their various stores, where a range of real world and virtual products are also available.

Milton in the Party Pack

SCA alumnus Elizabeth Milton contributed to the "Party Pack" option that's part of Access Gallery's Take Care: Care Packages fundraiser. More HERE.

Hill in La Position de l'Amour

SCA alumnus Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill is part of the exhibition La Position de l'Amour, which runs until March 12, 2023, at the National Centre of Contemporary Arts in Grenoble, France. More HERE.

Capilano Review's Quarto Series framed

The Capilano Review is offering a limited run of Quarto Series prints with framing by Browning & Company Picture Framing for $275.00. There are three prints to choose from: Quarto 1: Toward the boundless (fruit of the conqueror) by Patrick Cruz and SCA alumnus Laiwan; Quarto 2: Sara Hutchinson’s Hand by Moyra Davey and Lisa Robertson; and Quarto 3: I Am Constantly Astonished by Billy-Ray Belcourt and SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers. If you order by Friday, December 16, 2022, at 5:00 PM (PST), this'll be ready as gift for the holiday season. More HERE.

Friedenberg choreographs In My Day

SCA alumnus Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg is the choreographer for Rick Waines' In My Day. With direction and Dramaturgy by Shawn Macdonald and co-produced by SCA alumnus Norman Armour and Waines, In My Day runs until December 11, 2022, at The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver). Read a review of the show by Stir Vancouver HERE.

Gwiazda in To Which I Bore Witness

SCA alumnus Linnea Gwiazda performs in the video, produced by her partner Cory Thibert, for They Grieve's To Which I Bore Witness. Watch it HERE.

2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference

Attention all SCA students! Submissions are now open for project proposals for the 2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference. Deadline to apply is January 20, 2023. More HERE.

Vickers and Sound for UNYA

SCA alumni Charlene Vickers and Michelle Sound contributed to Lattimer Gallery’s Annual Charity Bentwood Boxes event, which raises funds to support the Urban Native Youth Association. The auction concludes with an in-person event on December 10 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Lattimer Gallery’s location at 1590 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver. More HERE.

withintensions' Duality

The latest issue of withintensions, the monthly art mag from SCA alumni, this time on the theme of Duality, is available to download. Grab it HERE.

December 09, 2022