SCA | Quick News | February 3, 2023


Kick off Black History Month with this banger, I GOT IT (FEAT. UÑAS), from SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY's upcoming album GOOD LUCK, which comes out March 24, 2023, on Sub Pop Records. Watch it HERE. Also, click through HERE for more on the track and the itinerary of FRIDAY's upcoming tour.

Soji-George and Chadha talk Black Arts Centre's Club PuSh

Also marking Black History Month, Stir Vancouver interviews SCA alumnus Olumoroti Soji-George and Arshi Chadha about The Black Arts Centre's Club PuSh event tonight – February 3 – from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM, featuring a three-hour DJ set from Mada Phiri, at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver), presented as part of the 2023 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Read it HERE.

Min talks Yoon

This Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 PM, join Susette Min (UC Davis)⁠ for her lecture, Always Arriving: Connecting with the Artworks of Jin-me Yoon, in Room 4East at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) or via Zoom, presented in support of Jin-me Yoon: About Time, which runs until March 5, 2023.⁠ More info and RSVP HERE.

Rodriguez working STRUCK

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez has been in Calgary working as the Video/Projection Designer and Technologist on Ghost River Theatre's STRUCK, which is having its World Premiere tonight at Calgary's West Village Theatre running to February 11, 2023. More HERE.

Shihab in Revolt Against the Sun & A New Wave Theory

The SCA's Nadia Shihab's Echolocation is screening as part of Revolt Against the Sun on Shasha, an "independent streaming service for South-West Asian and North African cinema." More HERE. Echolocation is also screening as part of A New Wave Theory at Milwaukee's Woodland Pattern Book Center (720 E Locust St.) on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 7:00 PM, presented by aCinema. More HERE.

Boisjoly and Hill in We Are Story

The SCA's Raymond Boisjoly and SCA alumnus Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill have works in We Are Story: The Canada Now Photography Acquisition, which runs until May, 2023, at the Art Gallery of Ontario. More HERE.

Dickinson's teaching insight

The SCA's Peter Dickinson and a handful of other SFU faculty share "teaching insights." Read them HERE.

Marks talks Soul-Assemblage Media

The SCA's Laura U. Marks presented the talk "Soul-Assemblage Media" online as part of Chaosmotechnics? Art, Media, Techniques, after Deleuze and Guattari on Friday, February 3, 2023, at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute at Trinity College Dublin, organized by former SCA postdoctoral fellow Radek Przedpełski who's also Marks' colleague in both the Small File Film Festival and the Substantial Motion Research Network. More HERE.

Vancouver Art Blog shares some Slade

Vancouver Art Blog has shared some great installation shots of the SCA's Kathy Slade's exhibition As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop, which is running to May 7, 2023, at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver). Check them out HERE. Also, Slade had a free public conversation with poet and writer Lisa Robertson Tuesday, January 31. Upcoming, SCA alumnus Lorna Brown will be hosting a Saturday Session about the exhibition on February 11 at 12:00 PM (more HERE), and SCA alumnus (and Communications person!) Brady Cranfield will be hosting a Saturday Session on March 18 at 12:00 PM, too (more HERE).  

Rogalsky and Patenaude play Always, Always

Accompanied by The East Van Country Band, the SCA's Ben Rogalsky and Marin Patenaude performed Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner’s duet album Always, Always Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at The Heatley. Also, Rogalsky has booked evenings by the fortnight at The Heatley for other, similar gigs for the year, so make sure to check The Heatley's website.

Monteiro in To fold; To fault

SCA alumnus Vitória Monteiro is part of the exhibition To fold; To fault, which runs February 17 – March 25, 2023, at North Vancouver's Cityscape Community ArtSpace (335 Lonsdale Avenue). More HERE.


Catch THE CAFÉ by Aphotic Theatre, which has SCA alumnus Fay Nass as Artistic Director (as well as being the Artistic and Executive Director of the frank theatre company), via The Cultch’s "digital playground" RE/PLAY, presented as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Pay-what-you-can HERE.

Drop Cities playlist

Listen to a soothing playlist curated by Hotham Sound, featuring a track by SCA alumnus Alexandre Klinke's Playback Head, shared to help promote Hotham Sound's two day event, Drop Cities, running February 18 & 19, 2023, at Red Gate Arts Society (1965 Main St., Vancouver), featuring Sinoia Caves, Hudson Glover, MIDI Janitor, Meredith Bates, CORBEN, Playback Head, and C. Diab on February 18, and Souns, Pacific Coliseum, Alexi Baris, KR75, Luke Requena, Waters, and Karl Fousek on February 19. Listen HERE.

Kotowich leads a Working Class

SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich is next to lead a Working Class for the Training Society of Vancouver on February 6, 8 & 10, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at The Dance Centre. More HERE.

Colours of Air press

Read some good press on SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil and Lawrence English's new collaborative album, Colours of Air, which is out today (a Bandcamp Friday!). Read it HERE. Colours of Air was also reviewed by The Quietus. Read it HERE.

Basanta's Targeted

SCA alumnus Adam Basanta's video work, Targeted: Perceived Similarity at 40fps, produced out of "Nearly 3000 targeted ads were collected, studied, and analyzed using Machine learning and statistical processing techniques," is part of the exhibition À travers les secrets : l'art de créer des espaces entre les lignes, curated by Erandy Vergara, which runs until March 5, 2023, at Montreal's Maison de Culture Cote-de-Neige (5290, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges). More HERE.

Move the East Van Cross?

There's a petition to move SCA alumnus Ken Lum's now-iconic East Van Cross work from its current location, which is about to be partially blocked by a new, nearby development, to the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood. More 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.

Below the Radar's Black History Month programming

In recognition of Black History Month, Below the Radar is featuring past episodes with Black creatives and academics, including this episode with Walidah Imarisha. Listen HERE.

Edwards on Grenier and Muranko

Read SCA alumnus Jenn Edwards in Dance International on Margaret Grenier and SCA alumnus Starrwind Muranko, who are Ballet BC’s 2022 – 2023 artists in residence. Read it HERE.

Kong on Raina

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong in Galleries West on Jagdeep Raina's exhibition, everything left unsaid, at the Libby Leshgold Gallery until February 26, 2023. Read it HERE.

Puzzlehead play the Fundrive finale

SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo's rock group Puzzlehead are playing the finale of CITR 101.9FM & Discorder Magazine's 2023 Fundrive on Thursday, February 9, at 8:00 PM at Red Gate (1965 Main St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Yousefbigloo runs up to the Lind

Congratulations to Simranpreet Anand for winning the 2023 Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, which was awarded on Thursday, January 26 at the Polygon Gallery. But also, congratulations to Aaron Leon and SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo, who were "runners-up," winning $4,000 each.  

Iguana up for a Juno

Hard Rubber Orchestra's Iguana, which includes a recording of SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's A bilateral, a symmetry, was nominated for a Juno Award for Instrumental album of the year. Listen to the album HERE.

Prost helps Crazy8s judge

SCA alumnus and current sessional instructor Brendan Prost was one of the Video Pitch Jurors for Crazy8s Film Society's latest round of submissions. Find out who was chosen HERE.

The Tidal Exchange podcast

SCA alumnus Ian McFarlane is the Director of Production for The Tidal Exchange, a new podcast from The River Clyde Pageant, which was founded by SCA alumnus Megan Stewart and dearly departed SCA faulty member Ker Wells in 2015. Listen HERE.

Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire

With SCA alumnus and current PhD student Daisy Thompson (dancer) and SCA alumni Sammy Chien (and Chimerik 似不像 on lighting and projection design), Jonathan Kim (lighting designer, technical director), Kayleigh Sandomirsky (stage manager), and Brian Postalian (producer), Olivia C. Davies / O.Dela Arts and Pepper's Ghost New Media Collective's Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire is having its world premiere on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 7:00 PM at The Dance Centre​ (677 Davie St., Vancouver), presented as part of Matriarchs Uprising 2023​. More HERE.

Keller's residency

SCA student Carson Keller has a residency this February at The James Black Gallery in Vancouver, working towards an exhibition "in collaboration with a killer group of artists and dear friends." Follow Keller on Instagram to stay up to date.


TRAction, the interdisciplinary collective SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuino organizes and facilitates with Melanie Kloetze, is hosting CLIMATE ART WEB GATHERING #2 on February 5, 2023, at 1:00 PM (PT) / 4:00 PM (ET), showcasing the work of Sandra Lamouche and Yolanda Weeks, who are also both featured on the CLIMATE ART WEB (CAW-WAC) website. RSVP HERE.

Maddock on Le cri des méduses

SCA alumnus Rachel Maddock reviewed Alan Lake Factorie's Le cri des méduses, presented as part of the 2023 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, for The Dance Current. Read it HERE.

After School S2.E4.

Here's the latest episode of After School, the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology produced podcast that features FCAT alumni in conversation with current FCAT students, including SCA folks. This episode has Centre for Digital Media alumnus Vic Ong speaking with CDM student host Marshall McCann. Listen HERE.

Rooting for Sum

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's video for her song Different Than Before, directed by Mayumi Yoshida, is up for a Juno!

Same Difference in Toronto

With SCA alumnus David Mesiha (Concept, Projection Design, Sound Design & Composition, Text), Milton Lim (Projection Co-Design, Co-Development), and Aryo Khakpour (Dramaturgy, Performance and Co-Development), Theatre Conspiracy's Same Difference, "an immersive mixed-media installation and digital performance examining themes of identity and belonging," is running February 15 – 25, 2023, at Toronto's Franco Boni Theatre (1115 Queen St. W), presented by The Theatre Centre. More HERE.

Mochizuki's Transpacific Dreams

SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki's Transpacific Dreams, featuring her animated films Tides & Moons: Herring Capital and Autumn Strawberry, is at the Prince Takamado Gallery at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo from January 27 – May 2, 2023. More HERE.  

Morelli on Bui

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli reviewed Michelle Bui's Mutable Materialism for Ciel variable. Read it HERE.

Alzamora's Interstitial

SCA alumnus Mar Alzamora's Interstitial is part of the Global Community Bio Summit's online The Bio Creation Station, which is a "space for the global community of DIY biologists / community biologists / biohackers / biomakers and members of independent and community laboratories to convene, plan, build fellowship, and continue the evolution of our movement." More HERE.

Saugstad works the Lamondancers

SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad shared a quick clip on her Instagram featuring Lamondance dancers (and music by SCA alumnus Stefan Nazarevich) working on the choreography for her work for The Things That Dreams Are Made Of on June 2 & 3, 2023, at 7:30 at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University (2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver), which also features work by the CAMP Dance Collective (which includes SCA alumnus Eowynn Enquist) and Davi Rodrigues. Watch it HERE.

Han and Lin / Tahos in Cinematic Disruptions

SCA alumni Athena Han (presenting Bunny Man) and Anchi Lin / Ciwas Tahos (presenting 她可能來至_ 社 Perhaps she comes from/to ___Alang) are part of the online exhibition Cinematic Disruptions: Asian Diasporic Communities in Motion, running January 26 – March 11, 2023, presented by Intersections in Art. More HERE.

Young talks An Undeveloped Sound with Stir

Stir Vancouver talks to Electric Company Theatre's Jonathon Young about An Undeveloped Sound, featuring SCA alumni Sophie Tang (Lighting Designer) and Scott Morgan / Loscil (Composer & Sound Designer) and current SCA students Jack Chipman (Media Integration) and Ruby Henderson (Performer). An Undeveloped Sound has performances on February 2 – 4 & February 7 – 11, 2023, at 7:30 PM, co-presented with SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs & the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Read it HERE.

The Couch's Hometown II

As part of their CAG Prize residency at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver), The Couch, the collaborative curatorial art project by SCA alumni Debbie C. and Sena Cleave, is hosting Hometown II, featuring work by SCA alumni A. Branch and Hannah Dubois and Danielle Bobier, Kyla Dooley, Ysabel Gana, and Pierre Kaufman, on February 9, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the CAG, running to March 3, 2023. More HERE.

withintensions' Invention

withintensions, the monthly art mag from SCA alumni, this time on the theme of Invention, is up to download. Grab it HERE.

February 03, 2023