SCA | Quick News | February 23, 2024

Live Lecture Streaming Podium: I am Not a Cat

Live Lecture Streaming Podium: I am Not a Cat, a solo exhibition by the SCA's Judy Radul at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art​ (460 Portage Ave., Unit 1, Winnipeg), opens February 24, 2024, at 6:00 PM, and runs to April 21. Also, Radul is leading Plug In's Winter Institute 2024: Will It Work, How Does it Work, Is it Working, running February 20 – 25, which features a series of lectures by guest faculty, including one by SCA PhD student Dave Biddle. More HERE

The New Daydream Imaginary online

Videos for (most of) the presenters at the IdleLab's 2023 Conference, The New Daydream Imaginary: On the Ethico-Aesthetics of Spontaneous Thought, including by SCA PhD student Dave Biddle, SCA alumnus Mena El Shazly, SCA Associate Member Am Johal, and the SCA's Eldritch Priest, who, with Biddle, organized the conference, are now online. The Idle Lab is "a research fiction" led by the Priest that aims to "support the study of experimental art, thought, and culture, with a focus on mind wandering and daydreaming as both an object of study and a method for critical analysis." Access the videos HERE.

Pauly in Seattle

Joining Carrie Henneman and Mabel Kwan, the SCA's Mauricio Pauly is performing tonight – Friday, February 23, 2024 – from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, in the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater at the Meany Center for the Performing Arts (4040 George Washington Lane Northeast, Seattle), presented by the University of Washington's School of Music. More HERE.

Matreyek in Hong Kong

The SCA's Miwa Matreyek is presenting Infinitely Yours, This World Made Itself, and Myth and Infrastructure as part of the 2024 Hong Kong Arts Festival 香港藝術節. More HERE.


Great SCA representation performing in and behind-the-scenes of Lobe Studio's (713 E. Hastings St., Vancouver) upcoming MOTHER CLOUD: Spatial Sound Festival, which runs February 21 – 25, 2024, including the SCA's Stefan Maier, the Chimerik Collective (SCA alumni Sammy Chien and Caroline MacCaull) in collaboration with Ruby Sing, SCA PhD student Dave Biddle, SCA MA student Roman Dubrule, SCA students Vanessa Lefan 樂凡 and Claine Lamb, and SCA alumni Stella Da Yun Song, Jami Remier, Kaila Bhullar, and Shahir Krishnaswamy. More HERE.

Chicago on the West Coast

West Coast Chicago, the Chicago tribute band featuring the SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt on bass, is playing Friday, February 23, 2024, at 7:30 PM (doors at 6:30 PM), on the Main Stage at the Surrey Arts Centre / Surrey Civic Theatres (13750 88 Ave.). Grab tickets HERE, and then visit HERE for a list of their upcoming shows to the summer.

TPE reviewed

Read a review of Turning Point Ensemble's Chamber Concerto with Fabian Panisello, which had the SCA's Own Underhill sharing his conductor's baton with Panisello, on Alex Waterhouse-Hayward's blog, featuring great pictures, too. Read it HERE.

On The Dead Letter Office

Following up her longer post on Popcorn Galaxies' (SCA alumni June Fukumura & Keely O'BrienThe Dead Letter Office project, which had a work-in-progress presentation on February 15 & 16, 2024, as part of Eastern Front Theatre​'s Early Stages Theatre Festival in Dartmouth, Amanda Campbell of The Way I See It Theatre & Music Blog shared a quick review, too. Read it HERE.

When you pour something, it carries the memory of its mold

SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine's When you pour something, it carries the memory of its mold, featuring sound design by SCA alumnus Joey Zaurrini, runs March 7 – May 2, 2024, at La Centrale galerie Powerhouse (4296 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal). More HERE.


The Small File Media Festival is partnering with allthingy, "a multi-purpose roadside production and presentation platform constructed through a design-build training process led by artists Germaine Koh and Cedric Bomford," to present a "Smallthingy program" at 270 Trustees Trail, Salt Spring Island, from March 1 – 3, 2024. Follow allthingy on Instagram for more info.

Robinson in From this Land

SCA alumnus Dylan Robinson, who is an Associate Professor at UBC's School of Music, is part of “From this Land: Literary Arts Scholars Indigenous to BC” on March 4, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Room 323 at UBC's Buchanan Tower (1873 E. Mall, Vancouver), presented by UBC's Department of English Language & Literatures. More HERE.

Loscil / English Paris review

Read a review by Echoes And Dust of Loscil (SCA alumnus Scott Morgan) and Lawrence English's "Colours Of Air" tour performance at Paris' Petit Bain on February 14, 2024, which was just one sweet stop on their joint European tour. Read it HERE.

Incubate with Chan

SCA alumnus Derek Chan (陳嘉昊) is one of the mentors in the Evergreen Cultural Centre's 2024 Emerging Creators Incubator, which runs May 21 – August 1. Application deadlines and more info HERE

FCAT UGC – Last Chance!

Attention all FCAT students, including SCA students! Apply to present your work at the annual FCAT Undergraduate & Graduate Conference (UGC), which runs Monday, April 15, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM here at our place (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver)! But act fast: the deadline is Monday, February 26. More HERE.


SCA alumnus Tony Chong is presenting Invisible无形 on March 6 – 9, 2024, at 6:30 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver), presented as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF). More HERE.

After School S03E04

Listen to the latest episode of After School, the podcast from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, featuring SCA alumnus host Torien Cafferata in conversation with SCA alumnus June Fukumura. Listen HERE.

Apply to interplay_2024

Applications for interplay_2024, the "festival of live online performance" created by SCA alumnus Deanna Peters that's set to run December online 12 – 15, are due March 15 at 11:59 PM. More HERE.

Kozak and Durey talk Covers

SCA alumni Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey are giving an artist talk on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 12:00 PM via Zoom for the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. They'll address Covers (2023), their work in the exhibition Aporia (Notes to a Medium), which is at the Belkin until April 14, 2024. RSVP HERE.

Jade Circle 玉環

Running March 6 – 17, 2024, at Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond), Jasmine Chen's Jade Circle 玉環, produced by rice & beans theatre in association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), includes many SCA alumni behind the scenes, including Derek Chan (Director), Johnny Wu (Movement & Mandarin Consultant), Daniel O’Shea (Video Designer), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), Jamie Sweeney (Production Manager), Brianna Bernard (Technical Director Assistant), and Aysha Dulong and Cindy Kao (Sound Designers / Sapphire Haze). More HERE.

O My Friends, There is No Friend book launch

Am Johal, SCA Associate Member and Director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, is having a book launch with Matt Hern for their new collaborative book, O My Friends, There is No Friend, on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, in the Montalbano Family Theatre (Level 8) at the Vancouver Public Library's Central Library (350 West Georgia St.,Vancouver). More HERE.

Vickers plays Off Script

SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers is performing, on the "Buchla synth sound box" (cool!) and other sound-making gear, with Claudia Fernandez, on Saturday, March 2, 2024, (somewhere between) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, as part of Off Script, a dual book launch for Maria Hupfield’s (ed.) Breaking Protocol and Michael Nardone’s (ed.) Aural Poetics, at Xʷθəθiqətəm (Place Of Many Trees), UBC's Liu Institute for Global Issues (6476 – NW Marine Dr., Vancouver), co-organized by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics (VLC) at The New School, with support from the Vancouver Art Book Fair Projects. More HERE.

Song From The Uproar

SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo worked on projections for City Opera Vancouver​'s presentation of Song From The Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt, which runs February 29 & March 2 & 3, 2024, at The Cultch​'s York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver). More HERE.

Berlanga in Entangled Embodiment

SCA alumnus Francisco Berlanga is part of Entangled Embodiment: Intersections and Dialogues, the 47th Annual UBC AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition, running February 29 – March 29, 2024, at UBC's Audain Art Centre (6398 University Boulevard, Vancouver). More HERE.

Skoden Team Leaders

Meet the team leads from this year's Skoden Indigenous Film Festival (April 6 – 7) crew, who are, with the experienced guidance of Kathleen Mullen and SCA alumnus and SIFF co-founder Carr Sappier, realizing the amazing job of hustling a bona fide film festival in the span of a term. Meet them HERE.  

Wallgrin at the Fox

SCA alumnus Wallgrin​ is performing along with Kate Yahn, Persephone Estradiol, and Mikki Wikki, on March 13, 2024, at 8:00 PM, at the Fox Cabaret​ (2321 Main St., Vancouver), presented with the support of the Vines Art Society​. Get tickets HERE.

TCR calling for On Collective Care

The Capilano Review​, which has SCA alumni Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor and Lauren Lavery as Managing Editor (although TCR is seeking a new Managing Editor, too!), invites submissions for its forthcoming ti-TCR web folio, "On Collective Care," edited by Emma Jeffrey. More HERE.

Kokoro in VIDF

SCA alumnus Salome Nieto and other Kokoro dancers are participating in the Vancouver International Dance Festival's VIDF Jazz Jams, which run February 28 – March 2 & March 6 – 9, at 10:00 PM at the KW Production Studio (111 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). Also, Kokoro Dance, which includes SCA alumnus Barbara Bourget, are holding a VIDF Master Class on Saturday, March 9, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, also at the KW Production Studio.

Slow Social at the West Coast String Summit

The Vancouver Improvised Arts Society​'s talent-packed West Coast String Summit, running May 25 & 26, 2024, at The Ironworks (235 Alexander St., Vancouver) and 8East (8 E. Pender St., Vancouver), includes SCA alumnus Barbara Adler and The Only Animal​'s Slow Social #4, featuring SCA alumnus Toni-Leah C. Yake, Anju Singh, and Julia Ulehla. More HERE.

Congratulations, Pegah!

SCA alumnus Pegah Tabassinejad is the Phil Lind Multicultural Artist in Residence for 2023/2024 at UBC's Department of Theatre & Film. More HERE.

Obuwoma on glimpse: African Cinema Now!

Click through to the Vancouver International Film Festival's Instagram to watch "90 Seconds" with SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, who is the Curator of glimpse: African Cinema Now!, a five-part film series that "showcases contemporary African cinema," screening monthly at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver) from February 28. Find out more about the series HERE.

Wei reads Performance

Listen to a recording by SCA PhD student Casey Wei of the chapter "Performance" from Tuning to Oblivion: an artist residency, which was, yes, an Asiatopia artist residency in Thailand Wei did in 2019, which also became a book published by M:ST Performative Art. Listen HERE.

84193306-DBBF-4E0E-B84F-0F72E7AEA471 Friends helping me wind yarn, tea at Sena’s studio, Christmas market star

SCA visual art student Kinar (Kira) Saragih shared this collage, 84193306-DBBF-4E0E-B84F-0F72E7AEA471 Friends helping me wind yarn, tea at Sena’s studio, Christmas market star, in response to The Only Animal​'s Slow Social #2 & #3, which took place here on November 27, 2023, and January 16, 2024, respectively. See it HERE.  

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