SCA | Quick News | February 10, 2023

Yoon's Long Time So Long

The SCA's Jin-me Yoon is presenting Long Time So Long at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way #1, Coquitlam) on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (this includes a Korean-language Exhibition Tour from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, a conversation between Euijung McGillis, Assistant Curator of Photographs Collection at the National Gallery of Canada, and Jin-me Yoon at 2:00 PM, and the Opening Reception from 3:30 PM –5:00 PM). More info and RSVP HERE. Also, watch a short interview with Yoon from the Vancouver Art Gallery, presented in support of Yoon's exhibition About Time, which runs until March 5, 2023. Watch it HERE.

Radul's Warmer Than The World Around Us

If you're in Montreal, the SCA's Judy Radul's exhibition Warmer Than The World Around Us, which was "originally produced onsite in Gwangju, South Korea, for the occasion of the 13th Gwangju Biennale," runs from February 9 – April 8, 2023, at Montréal's Dazibao Gallery (5455, de Gaspé Ave., suite 109).

Matreyek talks Taiko

On Saturday, February 18, 2023, the SCA's Miwa Matreyek will be in conversation with Jennifer Weir, the Executive Director of TaikoArts Midwest and the Artistic Director of Enso Daiko, following "a 30-minute free public Taiko performance at 12:00 noon by Vancouver’s Sawagi Taiko, the first all-women Taiko group in Canada, at Woodward’s Atrium," and a 1:30 PM screening of the film Finding Her Beat in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). The day ends with a 4:00 PM "free, informal talkback" with Jennifer Weir and the Vancouver Taiko Society in the KW Studios’ Production Studio (basement level of 111 W. Hastings St.). This day of "femme Taiko" is co-presented by the Powell Street Festival Society, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs. More HERE.

Licht reviewed

Read a review (in German) of the SCA's Henry Daniel's work Licht, which is running February 10, 15 & 19, 2023, at Theater Pforzheim (Waisenhausplatz 5, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany). Read it HERE.

Slade's CAG events

SCA alumnus Lorna Brown will be hosting a Saturday Session about by the SCA's Kathy Slade's exhibition, As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop, tomorrow – February 11, 2023 – at 12:00 PM. More HERE. Also, for the upcoming online CAG Reads event on March 11 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM via Zoom, and invited by Slade, Allison Grimaldi Donahue is presenting Rosmarie Waldrop's The Nick of Time, which is also presented in relation to Slade's exhibition. More HERE. As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop runs to May 7, 2023, at the Contemporary Art Gallery.  

Stir on Matriarchs Uprising

Here's Stir Vancouver on the 2023 edition of Matriarchs Uprising, running February 13 – 18 at The Dance Centre and online, which features Olivia C. Davies / O.Dela Arts and Pepper's Ghost New Media Collective's Maamawi (ᒫLᐏ): Together Through The Fire, with SCA alumnus and current PhD student Daisy Thompson (dancer) and SCA alumni Sammy Chien and Chimerik 似不像 (lighting and projection design), Jonathan Kim (lighting designer, technical director), Kayleigh Sandomirsky (stage manager), and Brian Postalian (producer). Read it HERE.

Lum talks art and inflation  

SCA alumnus Ken Lum has a conversation with the artist Erin Finley about "Art in the age of inflation" for CBC Arts. Read it HERE.

UGC 2023

Upcoming! The 2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference, which takes place March 3, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. RSVP HERE.

New(to)Town's Exquisite Pressure

New(to)Town Collective (SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay, Davey Calderon, and June Fukumura, and Avyen von Waldenburg) are co-hosting What Lab's next Exquisite Pressure February 24 & 25, 2023, at 7:30 PM at What Lab⁠ (1814 Pandora St⁠., Vancouver). More HERE.

O'Callaghan at CIEM

SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan is giving a talk and performance about his "approach to the practice of interpretation, graphic notation, and interactive electronics" on February 12, 2023, at 11:00 AM for CIEM (scuela de excelencia académica dedicada a la formación de músicos y compositores de alt). Watch an intro video to his talk HERE.

Yassine in Pancouver

Read an interview with and profile of SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine in Pancouver HERE.

interplay_ 2023

SCA alumnus Deanna Peters has shared a list of past participants in interplay_, the festival of live online performance she founded. Read the list HERE and also consider applying for the 2023 version of the festival running this September. The submission deadline is April 15. More HERE.

Stir on An Undeveloped Sound

Stir Vancouver reviewed Electric Company Theatre's An Undeveloped Sound, which has SCA alumni Sophie Tang as Lighting Designer and Scott Morgan / Loscil as Composer & Sound Designer, and current SCA students Jack Chipman doing Media Integration and Ruby Henderson as a Performer. An Undeveloped Sound runs to February 11, 2023, co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs & the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Read it HERE.

Sound's Holding It Together

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound is having an opening for her exhibition Holding It Together at Ceremonial/Art Gallery (3425 W. Broadway, Vancouver) Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, curated by Jake Kimble and featuring a text by Billy-Ray Belcourt: "NDN Vulnerability: Michelle Sound’s Art of the Long Twentieth Century." More HERE.

Low's editorial statement

Read an "editorial statement" by SCA PhD student Joni Low, shared by Art Metropole, about the recently released book, What Are Our Supports, which Low co-edited with Jeff O’Brien, published jointly by Information Office, Doryphore Independent Curators Society, Richmond Art Gallery, and Art Metropole. Read it HERE.

My Little Tomato

Upcoming from The Cultch: Rick Tae's My Little Tomato, directed by SCA alumnus Cameron Mackenzie and produced by SCA alumnus Derek Chan, running March 9 – 19, co-produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), which Chan is Managing Artistic Director for, and Zee Zee Theatre, in association with rice & beans theatre (which Chan co-founded with SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale).

Walker's Echos From a Time Not Yet Here

SCA MFA student Taryn Walker is presenting the exhibition Echos From a Time Not Yet Here at The View Gallery (900 Fifth Street, Building 330, Nanaimo) at Vancouver Island University, opening on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and running to April 7. Walker is also giving an artist talk on Friday, February 17 at 12:00 PM in Room 109 in Building 356. More HERE.

Yousefbigloo directs Narrow Head

Click through to SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo's Instagram to see a video she directed for the rock group Narrow Head. Watch it HERE.

32nd Annual Women’s Memorial March

Fast upcoming: the 32nd Annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March, which is help to "honour the lives of missing and murdered women, and all women’s and gender-diverse peoples’ lives lost in the Downtown Eastside." More HERE.

Karpus in Alive

Read about SCA alumnus Rebecca Karpus' journey "from ballerina to pole artist" in Alive magazine HERE.

Sapphire Haze in the West Coast String Summit

Sapphire Haze, the duo of SCA alumni Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong, are part of the West Coast String Summit, running March 9 – 12, 2023, at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, co-presented by Vancouver Improvised Arts Society, Vancouver New Music, and NOW Society, in partnership with the Roundhouse. More HERE.

Distractfold plays Koochakzadeh-Yazdi

UK's Distractfold Ensemble are in residency at Stanford University and will be performing works by graduate composers Celeste Betancur, Seán Ó Dálaigh, Lemon Guo, Mike Mulshine, and SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, on Sunday, February 12. 2023, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at CCRMA Stage and via Livestream. More HERE.

TSU's Fancy Fairy Forest Frenzy

The SCA Theatre Student Union is holding a Fancy Fairy Forest Frenzy: A TSU Fundraiser Cabaret on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Gold Saucer (207 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Kamikaze Nurse at the Fox

SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei's rock group Kamikaze Nurse are playing the Fox Cabaret on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 9:00 PM. More HERE.

Chandra directing

SCA alumnus Arthi Chandra is directing Girlhood 4 Dummies, presented by Studio 58 at Langara College's as part of their Risky Nights (Spring Edition), running February 7 – 12, 2023, at A010 (lower level of the A Building at Langara). More HERE. Also, Chandra was invited to take part in the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project, which will have them "apprentice directing" three shows (The Amen Corner, directed by Kimberly Rampersad; Prince Caspian, directed by Molly Atkinson; and A Game of Love and Chance, directed by Tim Carroll) and also directing their own show at Niagara-on-the-Lake's Shaw Festival in September. Congratulations, Arthi!  

Vines' Introduction to Taxes for Artists

The Vines Art Festival, founded by SCA alumnus and festival director Heather Lamoureux in 2015, is presenting an Introduction to Taxes for Artists with Gillian Cofsky on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM via Zoom. RSVP HERE.

Zhou on Hepburn, Cruz, and Hou

Read Coco S. Zhou on Megan Hepburn, Patrick Cruz, and SCA alumnus Julian Yi-Zhong Hou for ReIssue, which is edited by SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei. Read it HERE.

Morelli on Bui

Read SCA alumnus Didier Morelli on Michelle Bui for CBC Arts. Read it HERE.

Colours of Air reviewed

SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil and Lawrence English's new collaborative album, Colours of Air, is reviewed in Pitchfork and Everything is Noise.  

Chien mentors

SCA alumnus Sammy Chien 簡上翔 is one of the guest artist mentors for Art Gallery at Evergreen's "Emerging Creators Incubator" for "early emerging artist between the ages of 18-30." The application deadline is March 14, 2023. More HERE.

1000xRESIST streaming sessions

Watch the archive of the stream (or a live stream!) of the demo for 1000xRESIST, the video game developed by SCA alumnus Remy Siu and the Sunset Visitor 斜陽過客 crew, and their collaborators, including in the mix a bunch of other SCA alumni: Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Conor Wylie, Maiko Yamamoto, Felicia Lau, Amanda Sum, Anjela Magpantay, June Fukumura, Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien, Erika Mitsuhashi, and Alex Mah. Watch it HERE.


Watch a video by SCA alumnus and Skoden Indigenous Film Festival co-founder Carr Sappier, produced in collaboration with Desmond Simon for JEDI (Joint Economic Development Initiative), that "aims to highlight that online hate and racism toward Indigenous Peoples exists, and collectively we should fill people’s social media feeds with positivity and education about what it means to be a Wabanaki Person in an effort to combat this hate." It's also a call for "Wabanaki People from across Atlantic Canada to join in the movement and to share a story/photo/video of themselves being beautifully Indigenous using the hashtag #WeAreWabanaki." Find out more HERE and watch the video HERE.

Ariaratnam gigs

SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam is playing with Adrian Avendaño and Mercurio Sessions on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at 8EAST (more HERE), and with Adrian Avendaño, CLEM LLOBET, and Mercurio Sessions on Sunday, February 12 at 8:00 PM for RU(I)DO at 648 Kingsway (more HERE).

Patterson's Wager at Cineworks

The SCA's Corbin Saleken's Patterson's Wager, "the story of a man who discovers that he has the unpredictable ability to see two minutes into the future," is screening Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society (1131 Howe St, Vancouver). Email for more info.

Strom in Tracing Contours

Programmed by Rungh Cultural Society and moderated by Executive Director Zool Suleman, SCA PhD student Jordan Strom participated in the panel, Tracing Contours: Canadian South Asian Contemporary Arts 1990s – 2020s, with Shelly Bahl and Farheen Haq on Thursday, February 9, 2023, presented in support of Jagdeep Raina’s Everything Left Unsaid, which is at the Libby Leshgold Gallery until February 26, 2023. More HERE.

Hometown Graveyards and Gardens

Upcoming hometown show of Caroline Shaw & SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman's Graveyards and Gardens on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM & Saturday, April 15 at 8:30 PM in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W Hastings St, Vancouver), co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs and Music on Main. Tickets HERE.  

SFU Galleries x Collage Collage = Family Day

In collaboration with the cool art shop Collage Collage, our colleagues at SFU Galleries are holding a FREE Family Day Event on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Audain Gallery (here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), inspired by their current exhibition, Carole Itter: Please Meet the Geese Who Have Lived Here Forever: Set, Properties, and Film, which runs to March 11. More HERE.

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