SCA | Quick News | January 20, 2023

Low's What Are Our Supports?

Read the Vancouver Sun on What Are Our Supports?, a new anthology with over 20 local and international contributors, including SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers, co-edited by SCA PhD student Joni Low and Jeff O’Brien. Read it HERE. Also, Low was interviewed about the project in the Richmond Sentinel and the Richmond News. Don't miss the book launch for What Are Our Supports? on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM, in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre (2nd Floor) here in SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver). RSVP HERE.

I had a dream about this place reviewed

Read a review of NO HAY BANDA's I had a dream about this place in textura, which includes works by the SCA's Sabrina Schroeder and Mauricio Pauly, along with works by Anthony Tan and Andrea Young. Read it HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi on WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM

Listen to (and buy!) WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM, a compilation of music by Iranian women from Apranik Records, including SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi​'s Emanation. More HERE.

Apply to Vines 2023

Artist applications for the 2023 Vines Art Festival are due February 1, 2023. More HERE.

interplay_2022 teases interplay_2023

As a way to announce the call for interplay_2023 (which launches March 1), SCA alumnus Deanna Peters has shared "a 1-min recap of #interplay_2022, a "festival of live online performance" she produces and co-curates, featuring live online artworx by [SCA alumnus] Luciana Freire D'Anunciação + Brandon Schwinn, [SCA alumnus] Ghinwa Yassine, Ivetta Sun Young Kang, Shereen Ramprashad + Derek Brueckner." Watch the recap on Peter's Facebook page.

Kanagawa's Forgiveness news

Great behind-the-scenes content from SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa on his Facebook page about his 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. If you'd like to hear more about the production, the Arts Club is holding a Sunday Salon with Kanagawa at 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2023, before the 2:00 PM show. Grab tickets for that show and talk HERE. Also, listen to Kanagawa and Sakamoto of CBC Radio's q with Tom Power HERE. In "hot off the press" news, Kanagawa's theatrical adaptation has been published by Playwrights Canada Press, featuring illustrations by Mochizuki. Read a review of the show in Vancouver Magazine HERE, too.  

Playback Head live (on video) and live

SCA alumnus Alexandre Klinke has shared the video archive of his September 2022 performance as Playback Head at the Red Gate Revue Stage at Granville Island. Watch it HERE. Also, catch Klinke live at the two day Hotham Sound event, Drop Cities, running February 18 & 19, 2023, at Red Gate Arts Society (1965 Main St., Vancouver). Altogether, the bill includes 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.

Gray's The Maker's Mark's works

SCA alumnus Jesse Gray is posting images on her Instagram of work she's selling that she produced for the Burrard Arts Foundation group exhibition, The Maker's Mark, which ran November 10 – December 17, 2022. Check it out HERE.

Theatre Conspiracy's Same Difference

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, Toronto), presented by The Theatre Centre. More HERE.

SCA in 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), Electric Company Theatre's An Undeveloped Sound has previews on January 30 & 31 at 7:30 PM, its World Premiere on February 1 7:30 PM, and 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. More HERE.

Bhullar and Bourne in XINEMA Program 4

SCA alumni Kaila Bhullar and Elysia Bourne are part of XINEMA Program 4: The Framing of Perception, which runs Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Vancouver International Film Festival's VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Nass curates the frank @ Club PuSh 2023

SCA alumnus Fay Nass, who's also the Artistic Director of the frank theatre company, has co-curated, with Anais West, the frank @ Club PuSh 2023: A Cutting-Edge Cabaret, which runs February 4, 2023, at 9:00 PM at Performance Works on Granville Island, as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. More HERE.

Graveyards and Gardens in the spring

Heads up, springtime! Caroline Shaw & SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman's collaborative Graveyards and Gardens is coming back from Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday April 15, 2023, from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W Hastings St., Vancouver), presented SFU Woodward's's Cultural Programs and Music on Main. More HERE.

Martineau the Intern

SCA student Natalia Martineau is the new Student Intern at New Works, who posted a good picture of Martineau on their Instagram.  

Morelli interviews Zondi and on Tagny

Read SCA alumnus Didier Morelli's interview with artist Mlondolozi Zondi for Espace HERE. And read Morelli on Eve Tagny’s exhibition Funeral Garden at Plein sud in Longueuil, Quebec, for CBC Arts HERE.  

Smith talks with Aoki and Mark

Recorded live on May 28, 2022, at SFU's Community-Engaged Research Initiative's conference Horizons: Crisis and Social Transformation in Community-Engaged Research, Episode 199 of Below the Radar features a conversation between SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Program Assistant and SCA alumnus Paige Smith and Megaphone's Julia Aoki and Yvonne Mark, talking about the creation of the Voices of the Street series, which was produced by Below the Radar in 2022. Listen HERE.


SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuino asked us to share about an upcoming event organized by TRAction, the interdisciplinary collective Jesuino organizes and facilitates with Melanie Kloetzel: "TRAction is proud to host our second gathering of the CLIMATE ART WEB this February 5, 2023, at 1pm PT/4 pm ET. At this gathering, we will showcase two artists featured on the site and also give you a chance to connect with other artists who are concerned with and committed to addressing climate change. The CLIMATE ART WEB (CAW-WAC) is a place of exchange for artists living in northern Turtle Island (Canada) who are concerned with and committed to addressing climate issues. A grassroots network, CAW-WAC supports the sharing of resources, knowledge, and best practices within and beyond the climate art community. CAW-WAC is an initiative of TRAction. RSVP HERE.

Ravensbergen's The Seventh Fire

Read the Georgia Straight on SCA alumnus Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen's The Seventh Fire, "an immersive audio performance inspired by ceremony," running January 25 – February 5, 2023, at Lobe Studio (713 East Hastings Street, Vancouver), produced by Delinquent Theatre, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and Full Circle: First Nations Performance, in association with Neworld Theatre. Read it HERE.

Stir picks A Year of Blessings

Here's a collection of picks from Stir Vancouver to help you celebrate the Lunar New Year (year of the rabbit!) on Sunday, January 22, 2023, including 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. Read it HERE.

The Land is Home

The next exhibition in the The Land is Home project by SCA alumnus Jessica McMann, who's also the Curator of Indigenous Art for the City of Calgary, opens February 4, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Nature Centre, featuring family-friendly "storytelling, activities, dancing, music and art." More HERE.

Hou in Le Sigh

Issue 07 of Le Sigh, the online arts magazine from SCA alumnus Didier Morelli and Charlene K. Lau, features SCA alumnus Julian Yi-Zhong Hou x Shane Krepakevich. Read it HERE.

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.

UNSCRIPTED: It Lives in My Bedroom

Chimerik 似不像, the Lighting, Projection Design & New Media Art Collective co-founded by SCA alumnus Sammy Chien & Shang-Han Chien, are collaborating with playwright, director, and researcher Mily Mumford on UNSCRIPTED: It Lives in My Bedroom, an "“art-house horror” immersive theatre experience," on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 7:30 PM at Progress Lab 1422, presented by Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC). But take note: Installations and discussions may describe themes of horror, PTSD, sexualized violence and trauma. More HERE.

Art Action Earwig in Lichens: An Open Group Jam

Art Action Earwig 예술행동그룹 이어위그​, the "interdisciplinary multimedia and performance collective" of SCA alumnus Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, are part of Lichens: An Open Group Jam on January 19, 2023, from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Victoria's Xchanges Gallery (2333 Government Street, Suite 6A), co-presented by the Physical Intersections Digital Collaborations (PIDC) project and Xchanges Gallery and Studios​ as part of Dance Victoria's Dance Days. More HERE.

Davis and Nass talk PuSh

Watch Tom Arthur Davis, the interim director of programming at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and SCA alumnus Fay Nass, who's Artistic Director of Aphotic Theatre and the frank theatre company, on the CBC, talking about this year's PuSh programming and, in particular, Aphotic Theatre and ITSAZOO Productions' The Cafe. Watch it HERE.

Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire

SCA alumnus and current PhD student Daisy Thompson is performing as part of Olivia C. Davies / O.Dela Arts​ and Pepper's Ghost New Media Collective's Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire, which 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.

Indigenous Knowledge, Law & Sound

SCA alumnus Dylan Robinson, who's a Professor in the UBC School of Music, and Julen Etxabe, a Professor in UBC's Allard School of Law, have co-organized a "Spring thematic event series on Indigenous Knowledge, Law & Sound," with the first event on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, focusing on chapter 2 of Robinson's excellent 2020 book, Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies, which examines the idea of "Reparative Interpellation." More event details, including the venue, will be updated HERE, where you can also download a PDF of the chapter to read in advance.

THEATRE CORPS. does Exquisite Pressure

THEATRE CORPS., the "contemporary design theatre" group that includes SCA alumnus Alexa Fraser, is hosting the next round of What Lab's Exquisite Pressure performance residency and public showcase, helping mentor selected artists, companies, or collectives for the duration of the residency. Applications close February 5, 2023, at 11:59 PM. Find out more HERE.

Silverfox in the Art Bank

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox​'s 2018 work tth’í’ yáw nan (thread beads land), currently on display in the exhibition Dis Orientation in the main foyer of the Jim Smith Building in Whitehorse as part of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, has been added to the Canada Council's Art Bank. More HERE.

Wallgrin plays Green Auto Body

SCA alumnus Tegan Wahlgren / Wallgrin is playing with jo passed and Swim Team on Sat, 18 February 2023, 8:00 PM, at Green Auto Body (1822 Pandora Street, Vancouver). Tickets HERE.

Kamikaze Nurse supporting Deerhoof

Kamikaze Nurse, the rock group featuring SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei, will be supporting Deerhoof in Seattle on May 4 and Portland on May 5, 2023. Listen to the group in action HERE.

Kajander, Kwon, and Kelly's Wandering Calendar

SCA alumnus Paul Kajander and HaeAhn Kwon collaborated with SCA alumnus Brennan Kelly on Wandering Calendar, a limited edition tea towel fore Kunstverein Toronto. More HERE.

After School S2.E4

Here's the latest episode of After School, the podcast produced by the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology that features FCAT students in conversation with FCAT alumni, including SCA folks. This episode has School of Communication student Eric Militaru talking with Communication Alumnus Simi Sara. Listen to the episode HERE.

withintensions calls for Invention

withintensions, the monthly art mag produced by SCA alumni, is calling for art and writing on the theme of Invention. The submission deadline is January 26, 2023. More HERE.

January 20, 2023