SCA | Quick News | January 19, 2024

Hopeful Monster makes an impact

The SCA's Mauricio Pauly's Hopeful Monster, a new collaborative record with pianist Eve Egoyan, released by No Hay Discos in late 2023, is the "Scholarly Impact of the Week" call out from SFU. Read more HERE.

Matreyek talks Live Animation

The SCA's Miwa Matreyek joins Birgitta Hosea, Rose Bond, and Johannes DeYoung for Accelerate Session: Live Animation, which brings "together animation artists, producers and curators, in conversation about aspects of contemporary animation practice," live via Zoom on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM (UK time), presented by UK's Animate Projects. More HERE.

Thinking Non/Humanly with Susanne K. Langer

The SCA's Eldritch Priest contributed the chapter "Thinking Non/Humanly with Susanne K. Langer" to the new Bloomsbury Handbook of Susanne K. Langer, which is available with Open Access via Bloomsbury Publishing HERE.

Stir on Hold On Let Go

Here's Stir Vancouver on Hold On Let Go, running in two parts (PART I) from January 23 – 27 and (PART II) from January 30 – February 2, 2024, at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell St., Vancouver), which features many SCA folks on and off stage: James Long, Sophie Tang, Daniel O’Shea, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Alex Mah, Kaylee Louie, Erika Mitsuhashi, Jaewoo Kang, Jack Chipman, Keely O'Brien, Maiko Yamamoto, Arthi Chandra, Justine A. Chambers, Antonio Somera Jr., Amanda Sum, and Adrienne Wong. More HERE.

Mother Cloud Spatial Sound Festival

The SCA's Stefan Maier and SCA alumni Sammy Chien and Caroline MacCaull (as Chimerik 不像, supporting Ruby Singh) are part of Lobe Studios' Mother Cloud Spatial Sound Festival, which runs February 21 – 25, 2024. More HERE.

FCAT Prize pix

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology​, our institutional home at SFU, shared some great pictures from the recent FCAT Awards ceremony, which included several SCA winners: the SCA's Erika Latta (Emerging Researcher Award) and Peter Dickinson (Service Award), and SCA alumni Arthi Chandra (Emerging Alumni Award) and Shauna-Kaye Brown (Teaching Assistant or Tutor Marker Teaching Award). Also at the event, the SCA Alumni Creative Production and Research Prize was awarded to SCA alumni Francisco Berlanga, Natalie Chan, and Opal McLean for their work on withintensions, a monthly online art magazine (the Prize was also renamed as The Opal McLean SCA Alumni Creative Production and Research Prize, or The Opal, in honor of McLean, who tragically died in a car accident in July, 2023). ⁠See them HERE.

Get Lucky Art Show

Suze Shore, the SCA's Director's Assistant, is part of the Get Lucky Art Show, which runs February 10 & 11, 2024, at 312 Main St., Vancouver, organized by District Local and One More Life. More HERE.

O My Friends, There is No Friend

Am Johal, who's the Director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and an Associate Member of the SCA's faculty, has released a new book, O My Friends, There is No Friend: The Politics of Friendship at the End of Ecology, with Matt Hern, which is available now as "open access" from transcript Verlag. Read it HERE.

In the shadow of forward motion

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli is the curator and moderator for in the shadow of forward motion: an interdisciplinary conversation on performance, matter, and movement, with artists Stephen Schofield, Kuh Del Rosario, Florencia Sosa Rey, and Alexandre Morin, running January 19, 2024, at 6:00 PM at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) (3680 rue Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103., Montreal). More HERE.


Read SCA PhD student Joni Low in Artforum on MOMENTA Biennale de l’image. Read it HERE.

El Shazly in Subconsciously Starving

SCA alumni Mena El Shazly is part of the "wackadoodle" lineup, as they describe it, for RED GATE TV SHOW VOL. 1: Subconsciously Starving on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, with doors at 7:30 PM, at Red Gate (1965 Main St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Yoga with Magdy

SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy is teaching a number of yoga classes: Wednesday evening: Slow Flow (4:30 PM – 5:30 PM) at Shift Power Yoga (156 E 7th Ave., Vancouver); Wednesday night: Bedtime Restorative Yoga (8:15 PM – 9:30 PM), Fridays: Core and Booty (12:00 PM – 12:45 PM), and Sundays: Flow & Groove (7:30 PM – 8:45 PM) at Local Health Studio (210a – 2285 Clark D.r, Vancouver). More HERE.


SCA alumni Sammy Chien​ and Caroline MacCaull​, who are co-artistic directors of Chimerik 似不像​, and Jackson Chien, Sammy's father, are presenting Ritual-Spective at LOFT17 ((No. 17, Fanzikeng, Zhongminli, Shiding District, New Taipei City), with an opening performance & ceremony on January 20, 2024, at 2:00 PM, and running to February 25, 2024. More HERE.

Le Sigh #12

Issue 12 of Le Sigh, the new online arts magazine from SCA alumnus Didier Morelli and Charlene K. Lau, is available HERE.

Persephone Mara

SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge​'s short film Persephone Mara is having a premiere screening on February 8, 2024, as part of Three Fire International Film Festivals' Love Notes programming at the SAW Gallery 67, Nicholas St., Ottawa). More HERE.

assess.masses in The Province

SCA alumni Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim's assess.masses, which is running January 20 – February 3, 2024, at the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St., Vancouver), as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival​, is covered by The Province. Read it HERE. Also, Blenkarn and Lim are presenting Serious Play: A Super Radical Game-a-thon on Sunday, January 21, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch (350 W Georgia St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Lavery on Edmeades

Read SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery's text about SCA alumnus Deborah Edmeades' exhibition Debi's (Teenage) Theosophical Enlightenment, which is at afternoon projects (603 Powell St., Vancouver) February 17, 2024. Download the text as a PDF HERE.

Oko at FAR

SCA visual art student Naomi Oko is the new Editorial Assistant for Femme Art Review, a placement organized through the SCA's internship / co-op program, led by the SCA's Kay Higgins. Congratulations, Naomi. If you're and SCA student, find out more about internships and co-ops HERE.  

Welcome, Susanna

Our friends and colleagues at SFU Galleries​ announced that Susanna Browne is their new Exhibitions Coordinator!

McMann's Five flute fusion

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is presenting Five flute fusion on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 6:00 PM at Calgary's Memorial Park Library (1221 2 St. Southwest), as part of Instrumental Stories: A Cultural Music Experience, co-presented by CBC Calgary and the Calgary Public Library. More HERE.

Matriarchs Uprising 2024

The 2024 edition of Matriarchs Uprising includes Confluence by Raven Spirit Dance, which has SCA alumni Starr Muranko​ as co-artistic director and Jeanette Kotowich as an artistic associate, and Kariskis by SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa, on February 22 at 7:00 PM at the The Dance Centre (677 Davie St, Vancouver). More HERE.

All Bodies Dance at the Roundhouse

SCA alumnus Carolina Bergonzoni and Andrea Cownden are the facilitators for All Bodies Dance Project's dance classes on Saturdays from January 13 – March 16, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver). More HERE.

DADAO 2023-24

SCA alumni Sarah Hin Ching U and Jhoely Triana are both part of the cohort of artists for Dance West Network's Des Arts Dehors / Arts Outside (DADAO) 2023-24 Season. More HERE.

Cleave at Portal

SCA alumnus Sena Cleave is part of an exhibition at the Portal Pop-Up Gallery (407 W Cordova St., Vancouver), which has a closing party on Sunday, January 21, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, but the exhibition runs to January 28. More HERE.

Liquidation World's Blowout Sale

Liquidation World (1965 Main St., Vancouver), the multipurpose space run by SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo, SCA PhD student Dave Biddle, and Maya Beaudry, is haveing a Blowout Sale from January 13 – 21, 2024. More HERE.

Wilson under attack!

Shame! SCA alumnus Wilson S. Wilson has become the target of hateful abuse! Find out more from The Canadian Anti-Hate Network HERE. And if you'd like to offer support to Wilson financially, find their Patreon page HERE.

January 19, 2024