SCA | Quick News | February 24, 2023

Welcome, Emily and Taha!

We're very happy to welcome Emily Neumann as our new Production & Events Manager and Taha Nejadas as our Computer & Technology Assistant, which is a wholly new, much-needed position. Visit our Staff page for more about them.  

Daniel's a highlight

Good to see the SCA's Henry Daniel included in the "highlights" in this post from SFU's Archives and Records Management about Tiara Cash, a PhD student in Social Psychology who's also the Research Assistant for SFU's Black Caucus, who's working on a Black History Project about "Black faculty, staff, students, and guests from SFU's past." More HERE.

Yoon on being an artist

The Vancouver Art Gallery has posted another short video interview segment on their Instagram account with the SCA's Jin-me Yoon, whose exhibition, About Time, runs until March 5, 2023. Watch it HERE.

Maier scores Progressive Touch

If you're in NYC, there's still time to catch Michael Portnoy's Progressive Touch, which runs until February 25, 2023, at the Emily Harvey Foundation (537 Broadway #2), featuring music by the SCA's Stefan Maier. More HERE.

TPE does Sonic Boom

The SCA's Owen Underhill and the Turning Point Ensemble are the Ensemble-in-Residence for Vancouver Pro Musica's 2023 Sonic Boom Festival, which runs March 15 – 19. More HERE.

NOW Workshops

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz joined NOW Society's Lisa Cay Miller for an improvisation workshop at the Roberts Creek Community Hall on February 23, 2023, as part of a series of workshops Now Society is holding both at Roberts Creek and in Vancouver at 8EAST. Find out about the rest of the workshops in the series HERE.

EDAM's Choreographic Series

SCA alumni Marisa Antoinette Gold, Isabelle Kirouac, and Stefan Smulovitz, who's also the SCA's Technology & Resources Manager, are all part of EDAM Dance's upcoming Choreographic Series, which runs March 15 (with post-show artist talkback), 17, 18, 22, 24, and 25, 2023, at 8:00 PM, at 303 East 8th Ave., Vancouver. More HERE.

McMann in Fusion

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is performing as part of the Fusion Capitol Season Show on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at Nelson's Capitol Theatre (421 Victoria Street). More HERE. Also, she posted freshly printed sheet music for Muskwa's Mountain Home, courtesy the Canadian Music Centre, which McMann says is going to be performed by the Edmonton Symphony this April.

Body Parts on Salt Spring

SCA alumnus Tara Cheyenne is presenting Body Parts at Salt Spring Island's ArtSpring stage on February 25, 2023, at 7:30 PM, featuring a post-show talkback, too. More HERE.

The Woman, Life, Freedom Uprising

SFU's School of Communication, one of our partners in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, are presenting The Woman, Life, Freedom Uprising, a hybrid symposium featuring "two panel discussions, a networking session for students and a book talk," on Friday, March 3, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM (PST) at SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (ICBC Concourse room 580 – W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.

VASU Art Sale

The SCA Visual Art Student Union has begin presenting work on their Instagram by the artists participating in their upcoming Art Sale on February 27, 2023, in the lobby of SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). Click through!

Tabassinejad's acting classes

SCA alumnus Pegah Tabassinejad is offering acting classes for actors and non-actors. Click through to her Instagram for more info.

Take a tour with Monteiro

Join SCA alumnus Vitória Monteiro and the other artists in the exhibition To fold; To fault, which runs February 17 – March 25, 2023, at North Vancouver's Cityscape Community ArtSpace (335 Lonsdale Avenue), for an artist-led tour on Friday, February 24 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. More HERE.

Chambers' Heirloom

If you're in Montreal, SCA MFA student and sessional instructor Justine A Chambers is performing Heirloom on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 3:00 PM, preceded by a conversation between Sandra Brewster, Pamila Matharu, and exhibition curator Denise Ryner at 1:30 PM, presented as part of Sediment: The Archive as a Fragmentary Base, which runs to April 1 at Concordia's Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (1400 Maisonneuve Blvd W). More HERE.

Lum's Time. And Again.

SCA alumnus Ken Lum's exhibition Time. And Again. runs to April 1, 2023, at Royale Projects (432 S. Alameda Street, Los Angeles). More HERE.

Chaos Emblematic's HANG FIRE

SCA alumnus Britt Angus has curated Chaos Emblematic's HANG FIRE, which runs Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CET at Berlin's SMAC (Linienstraße 57 10119). More HERE.

Rahi in Krems

SCA alumnus and PhD student George Rahi is heading to Krems, Austria, in May, 2023, for an artist residency and will be giving a guest lecture at the Tangible Music Lab at the Kunstuniversität Linz on May 17 and playing an OTTOsonics concert with Isabella Forciniti on May 19. Find out more about Rahi and his work HERE.

FRIDAY on Boiler Room

SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY played a Boiler Room session in Toronto on February 23, 2023. Check HERE for the archival video (when it's posted).  

Silverfox talks

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox, who was the 2022 Sobey Art Award finalist for the West Coast & Yukon, is giving an artist talk via Zoom for the National Gallery of Canada on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST, followed by "a conversation between the artist and Mary Bradshaw, Director of Visual Arts at the Yukon Arts Centre, on the impact of context and environment on the creation and interpretation of art." RSVP HERE.

DissFunction of FUNKtion

Five SCA students – Ayesha Beg, Kaila Bhullar, Conor Day, Marwah Jaffar, and Carson Keller – are part of the "immersive, multidisciplinary" exhibition DissFunction of FUNKtion at the The James Black Gallery, opening March 2, 2023, at 7:00 PM, and running to March 5. More HERE.

Nunca há Nada | There Is Never Nothing trailer

Click through to SCA alumnus Luciana Freire D’Anunciação's Instagram to watch a kind of meditative trailer for the upcoming launch of her new book of poetry, Nunca há Nada | There Is Never Nothing, published by Moniker Press, on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 1:30 PM at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver). Watch it HERE.

Healing tones for Ariaratnam

SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam needs your "healing tones" for his work tones to melt and heal hardened hearts diffused on bicycles, presented as part of The Only Animal's Artist Brigade. More HERE.

Soji-George in Celebrate Black Futures

Busy SCA alumnus Olumoroti (Moroti) Soji-George is part of Celebrate Black Futures at the Vancouver Art Gallery on February 24 & 25, 2023, presented in partnership with The Well / Kunye Studio, Afro Van Connect, and Choplife. More HERE.

Bridge at the UGC

SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge joins School of Interactive Arts + Technology alumnus Salathiel Wells as "Alumni Panel" speakers for the upcoming Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Undergraduate Conference on Friday March 3, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More info and RSVP HERE.

Klinke's Drop Cities set

In case you missed Hotham Sound's two day Drop Cities event on February 18 & 19, 2023, at Red Gate Arts Society, which included SCA alumnus Alexandre Klinke performing as Playback Head, watch Klinke full performance HERE.

Accessibility as Creative Practice

SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery is holding Accessibility as Creative Practice: Workshop for Immunocompromised Makers on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, with Keimi Nakashima-Ochoa, who's also SFU Galleries Accessibility as Creative Practice Intern for the spring and summer of 2023. More info and RSVP HERE.

Sembatya at Leveraging Our Synergies

SCA PhD student Edward Sembatya was a guest speaker at Leveraging Our Synergies: Cultural Resilience in Diaspora, an International Conference & African Performance Festival that ran from February 16 – 20, 2023, presented by Partnership for Research with African Newcomers, in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology, and the University of Alberta, where it took place. More HERE.

Rideout's the GM

Congratulations to SCA alumnus Andrea Rideout, who's the new General Manager for Upintheair Theatre. More HERE.

Wei's Tuning to Oblivion

Developed out of her 2019 M:ST Performative Art Residency, which took her to Thailand from November 17 – December 14, SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei has released Tuning to Oblivion: an artist residency, which she describes as her "first full-on attempt at writing a book-book, an excavation of subconcious and unconcious histories — personal/collective, private/public — that are embedded in everything, activated by discreet curiosity. riyl: art rock?, performance art, thailand, being & time, art writing, ABC books, travelogue, kc-logue, cats ." Find out more about her residency HERE, which includes a video of the eponymous work.

Lavery's Iris Project Residency

SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery is on an Iris Project Residency, running February 12 – 23, 2023, in Los Angeles, which "offers artists, curators, writers, and creative thinkers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines the space and time to push boundaries in their practices." More HERE.

The Couch at the CAG

The Contemporary Art Gallery updated their site with a description, install shots, and a link to download an exhibition brochure for Hometown II, the latest curatorial project by The Couch (SCA alumni Debbie C. and Sena Cleave), featuring work by SCA alumni A. Branch, Danielle Bobier, Kyla Dooley, SCA alumni Hannah Dubois, Ysabel Gana, and Pierre Kaufman, presented as part of The Couch's 2022 CAG Prize Residency. More HERE.

Sappier's daily virtual smudge

Here's SCA alumnus Carr Sappier, who's also the co-founder of the Skoden Indigenous Film Festival (SIFF) and also co-instructor of the SCA class that helps produce and run the festival, sharing a "daily virtual smudge." The 2023 edition of SIFF, now on its fifth year, runs Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1 in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St. Vancouver). Watch HERE.

Art Action Earwig at Xchanges

Art Action Earwig 예술행동그룹 이어위그​, the "interdisciplinary multimedia and performance collective" of SCA alumnus Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, are "sharing a half hour collaborative performance piece" devised the for Physical Intersections Digital Collaborations (PIDC) project at Victoria's Xchanges Gallery and Studios (2333 Government Street, Suite 6A), on Friday February 24, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. More HERE.

The Toast is back

Big City (the duo of SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo and SCA alumnus and PhD student Dave Biddle) join Lori Goldstein, Devours, Rinse Dream, and Fake Jazz DJs for the relaunch comeback of The Toast, now encamped at Doris (242 E. Pender, St., Vancouver). More HERE.

February 24, 2023