SCA | Quick News | January 13, 2023

Slade and Robertson in conversation 

The SCA's Kathy Slade is having a free public conversation with poet and writer Lisa Robertson on January 31, 2023, at 6:00 PM in support of Slade's exhibition exhibition, As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop, which presents "a new body of work rooted in a research trip to Sils Maria, Switzerland, where Friedrich Nietzsche spent the majority of his summers during the decade he wrote his most enduring work," running January 27 – May 7, 2023, at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver). RSVP HERE.

Omphaloskepsis reviewed

The SCA's Eldritch Priest's Omphaloskepsis, released by Toronto's Halocline Trance in 2022, gets a good review from The Sound Projector. Read it HERE.

Marks' Kracauer Lecture

If you were in Frankfurt, Germany, the SCA's Laura U. Marks gave the lecture, "Soul-Assemblage Media," on January 10, 2023, presented as part of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt's Kracauer Lectures in Film and Media Theory. More HERE.

Small File Photo Festival: Talks Programme

London's The Photographers' Gallery is hosting a Small File Photo Festival: Talks Programme on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 2:00 PM (UK time!), featuring the SCA's Laura U. Marks, Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou & Giacomo Mercuriali, and Øyvind Kolås, talking about the "environmental impact of networked images." More HERE.

PushOff 2023: Emergent Realities

Running January 30 – February 4, 2023, with some events in-person at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver) and some online, PushOff 2023: Emergent Realities, co-presented by Theatre Replacement, Company 605, and Fascinator Management, features New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert by alumnus Amanda Sum, Kisiskâciwan by alumnus Jeanette Kotowich, Infinitely Yours by the SCA's Miwa Matreyek, and in-development works by alumni Adrienne Wong, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, and Luciana Freire D'Anunciação.

Goodman leads Working Classes

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman is hosting the Training Society of Vancouver's Working Class on January 16, 18 & 20, 2023, at The Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Win some Forgiveness

Click through to Stir Vancouver's Instagram to enter to win two tickets to SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa's adaptation of Mark Sakamoto's memoir Forgiveness, featuring SCA alumni June Fukumura in the cast, Cindy Mochizuki as Video Designer & Animation, Howard Dai as Assistant Director, and Sammy Chien and Chimerik 似不像 as co-Video Systems Designer. Forgiveness is having its World Premiere from January 12 – February 12, 2023, at the Arts Club Theatre Company's Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville Street, Vancouver), a joint production with Theatre Calgary, who will be presenting the show from March 7 – April 1, 2023. The contest closes January 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM (PST) and winners will be contacted by Stir Vancouver.

Doug and the Slugs and Me in the Globe and Mail

Read The Globe and Mail on SCA alumnus Teresa Alfeld's Doug and the Slugs and Me, which is playing on CBC Gem. Read it HERE.

FCAT UGC Last call!

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is letting us know that it's Last Call to apply to the 2023 FCAT Undergrad Conference, with the deadline on January 20! More HERE.

The Five Blessings Collective's A Year of Blessings

As we head towards the Lunar New Year on Sunday, January 22, 2023, and enter the year of the Rabbit, enjoy A Year of Blessings, an audio play series by the Five Blessings Collective, which includes SCA alumni Derek Chan, Howard Dai, and Nancy Tam, and Jasmine Chen and Robyn Jacob, produced in collaboration with SCA alumnus Amanda Sum, and presented by Gateway Theatre. Listen to the first episode, 繽紛新年 Bun Fun New Year, starting January 21 HERE. Or perhaps see a live reading as part of Gateway's Family Fun Lunar New Year Celebration event on January 21, too.

Lind Prize award ceremony

We're rooting for SCA (all-but-the-paperwork) alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo for the 2023 Lind Prize, which is having its award ceremony and closing celebration on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 7:00 PM at The Polygon Gallery. More HERE.

Yamada on The Dance Centre's podcast

SCA alumnus Tomoyo Yamada is the guest on the latest episode of The Dance Centre's podcast. Listen HERE or search for it via your favourite podcast platform. 

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. A book is also forthcoming about the work this spring, "with essays by Namiko Kunimoto and Cindy Mochizuki and interviews with choreographer Lisa Mariko Gelley and composer Nancy Tam," who's also an SCA alumnus. The Gallery will be celebrating Autumn Strawberry (Dance Film) and their other winter exhibitions on January 21, 2023, from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Hobson-Dimas' Developing your Clown in the Pursuit of Magic

Tonight! SCA student Blake Hobson-Dimas is hosting a talk, Developing your Clown in the Pursuit of Magic, at the Surrey Art Gallery on Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

rice & beans' Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Accessibility Panel and Bingo Night

Moderated by Ladan Sahraei and SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale, who's also the artistic director of rice & beans theatre, rice & beans are hosting a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Accessibility Panel and Bingo Night on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 4:00 PM at Progress Lab 1422 presented as part of rice & beans' 2023 Multilingual Community Engagement Project.

Please Meet the Geese Who Have Lived Here Forever: Set, Properties, and Film

Upcoming from our friends and colleagues at SFU Galleries: Carole Itter's Please Meet the Geese Who Have Lived Here Forever: Set, Properties, and Film, which runs January 20 – March 11, 2023, at the Audain Gallery (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), opening Thursday, January 19, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Soba’s Corner: A Chinese-Canadian Cooking Show

SCA alumnus Joni Cheung / Snack Witch is offering 🔥😻 Soba’s Corner: A Chinese-Canadian Cooking Show 😻, which is "an ongoing video series that unpacks distinct Chinese-Canadian dishes from specific provinces," presented by Toronto's Xpace Cultural Centre. Watch the series on Snack Witch's YouTube channel. 

Natalie Brett Quartet's Standards

SCA alumnus and multidisciplinary artist Carol Sawyer has released Standards, an LP with her band the Natalie Brett Quartet, featuring Sawyer on vocals, Lisa Cay Miller on piano, Clyde Reed on bass, and Kenton Loewen drums. Inspired by an ongoing visual art project about Natalie Brettschneider, a fictional character Sawyer invented to challenge the ways art history has downplayed the contributions of women, the LP explores what Natalie Brettschneider’s brief flirtation with mainstream jazz in the 1940’s and 1950’s might have sounded like. Find out more HERE.

The Library Performance Collective's Passenger Seat

Passenger Seat by The Library Performance Collective – which includes SCA alumni Arthi Chandra, Howard Dai, Hannah Meyers, and Montserrat Videla Samper and Isabella Halladay and Thule Van Den Dam, plus with SCA alumnus (and current SCA Production & Events Manager) Gillian Hanemayer on lights and stage managing – is running January 27 & 28, 2023, at 7:30 PM at the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra Street, Victoria), presented as part of Intrepid Theatre's OUTstages festival. More HERE.

Chaos Emblematic's ECHOES

SCA alumnus Britt Angus and Nicolas Black Elk's Chaos Emblematic is presenting ECHOES on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Wrangelstraße 76, 10997 Berlin. More HERE.

Kong on Carmen Papalia and Co-Conspirators

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong in Galleries West on Carmen Papalia and Co-Conspirators' Provisional Structures, running until April 16, 2023, at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Read it HERE.

MINE at the High Performance Rodeo

Created by SCA alumnus Maiko Yamamoto and her teenage son Hokuto MacDuff, Theatre Replacement's MINE is running from January 19 – 22, 2023, at the Martha Cohen Theatre (215 – 8th Ave SE, Calgary) as part of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo. More HERE.

Chambers in Sediment: The Archive as a Fragmentary Base

SCA MFA student and Sessional Instructor Justine Chambers is part of the exhibition Sediment: The Archive as a Fragmentary Base, curated by Denise Ryner, running February 4 – April 1, 2023, at Concordia's Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (1400, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, LB-165, Montreal). More HERE.

Sound in Canthius 11

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound's work is featured in (and on the cover of) Issue 11 of the intersectional feminist magazine Canthius. More HERE.

Bukhari's Land & Marks

SCA alumnus Minahil Bukhari's Land & Marks – "a suite of new sculptural works made from developed mixtures of paper pulp and earth pigments" – is one of three exhibitions that opened on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at the Burrard Arts Foundation (2 – 258 East 1st Ave., Vancouver), with Land & Marks running to March 18. More HERE.

Thompson's Footnotes: a work in process

SCA alumnus Daisy Thompson's Footnotes: a work in process is running January 30, 2023, at 5:30 PM at Left of Main (211 Keefer St., Vancouver), presented as part of the plastic orchid factory's Left of PuSh festival. More HERE

Nazarevich's ARCMAPS

Featuring SCA alumni Amanda Sum, Shion Skye Carter, Anya Saugstad, and Eowynn Enquist, SCA alumnus Stefan Nazarevich's "visual" album ARCMAPS, released under the name SAN, is streaming now live via, and will be available on your preferred streaming platform on January 13, 2023. And good news / bad news: The album release party is tonight – Friday, January 13 at 8:00 PM at 369 Carrall Street, Vancouver – but it's already sold out!

Fredriksson and Shaffer in Accelerate 6.0

SCA alumni Emmalena Fredriksson, who's currently also an SCA Sessional Instructor, and Olivia Shaffer (with Diego Romero) are performing as part of The Happening Dance Company's Accelerate 6.0 on January 14 at 8:00 PM and January 15 at 4:00 PM, 2023, at The Dance Centre (677 Davie Street, Vancouver). More HERE.

2023 Chrystal Dance Prize—Projects

SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter is one of the recipients of Dance Victoria's 2023 Chrystal Dance Prize—Projects, receiving $15,000 for her ongoing collaborative project Threading Echoes, with choreographer-performer Mayumi Lashbrook and co-choreographer-dramaturg Ayumi Hamada. More HERE.

Silverfox soundbite

Listen to another "soundbite" from the Evergreen Cultural Centre with SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox, this time discussing her 2020 work, Hats’adän echo (Elder’s teachings), which is on the Centre's exterior windows, in relation to Indigenous Futurism. Listen HERE.

January 13, 2023