SCA | Quick News | January 26, 2024

Shihab in MENA

The SCA's Nadia Shihab's short film Sister Mother Lover Child is screening in a "split-screen form" on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 6:15 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St, Vancouver), presented as part of the MENA Film Festival's Forward Bundle. More HERE.

Marks on Scale, at SIAT, and with a sample chapter

The SCA's Laura U. Marks has contributed a short video to The Museum of Modern Art's R&D Salon 46 on the theme of Scale, which runs January 29, 2024, at 3:00 PM on YouTube HERE. Also, Marks is presenting on "The Radical Aesthetics of Small-File Media" as part of SFU's School of Interactive Arts + Technology's Speaker Series on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM in Room 5380 at SFU Surrey. More HERE. Finally, Duke University Press shared a sample chapter from Marks' soon-published new book, The Fold, which "offers a practical philosophy and aesthetic theory for living in an infinitely connected cosmos." Grab it HERE.

Beer for the Derby

The SCA's Claudette Lauzon is helping organize a fundraiser for Vancouver Junior Roller Derby on Sunday, March 3, 2024, from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Bimini's (2010 W 4th Ave., Vancouver). Grab tickets HERE.

Maier's Nervous Systems and in Edmonton

The SCA's Stefan Maier's new album, Nervous Systems, is out today via Party Perfect records. Grab it on Bandcamp HERE. Also, Maier is playing with Audrey Flowers (Jacob Audrey Taves) on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 8:00 PM at 11741 – 94 St. NW, Edmonton. More HERE.

Duo Duos

Alfred Jarry, the duo of the SCA's Eldritch Priest and Brady Cranfield, and the duo of SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam and Adrian Avendaño, are playing February 10, 2024, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at 8EAST (8 E. Pender St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Rogalsky and Patenaude play Wagoner and Parton

The SCA's Ben Rogalsky and Marin Patenaude are performing tunes by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton on Sunday, January 28, 2024, at The Heatley ( 696 E Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Amantea on Through My Lens

Pancouver interviewed Amy Amantea, who collaborated with the SCA's James Long on Through My Lens, which is part of Theatre Replacement and Company 605's HOLD ON LET GO, which runs in two parts (PART I) from January 23 – 27 and (PART II) January 30 – February 2, 2024) at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell St., Vancouver), with Through My Lens as part of Part I. Read it HERE.

U on the podcast

The Dance Centre re-shared the episode of their podcast with SCA alumnus Sarah Hing Chin U as guest. If you missed it the first time, catch up HERE.

PTC Dramaturgy Dialogues

SCA alumni David Mesiha and June Fukumura are part of the PTC Dramaturgy Dialogues on Sunday, January 28, from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented by Playwrights Theatre Centre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. More HERE.

After School S03E02

Listen to the latest episode of After School, the podcast from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. This time, SCA alumnus host Torien Cafferata talks "with interdisciplinary, queer sci-fi horror writer, director, scientist and School of Interactive Arts + Technology alumnus Mily Mumford." Listen HERE.

"As Good As Rocks”: A Poetry Marathon

The Capilano Review, which has SCA alumni Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor and Lauren Lavery as Managing Editor, is hosting a virtual benefit, "As Good As Rocks”: A Poetry Marathon, on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST) via Zoom. More HERE.

Anderson plays for Playbook & Living Things

SCA alumnus Chris Anderson is performing on January 27, 2024, at 8:00 PM at Kelowna's Black Box Theatre (1375 Water St.), as part of Playbook & Living Things Dance Party. More HERE.

Obuwoma and Muranko in REFLECT

SCA alumni Ogheneofegor Obuwoma and Starr Muranko are participating in the REFLECT pilot program (Radical Empathy for Leaders: Equity, Connection, and Time), which is a joint initiative between The Cultch and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA), in collaboration with the City of Vancouver Arts Culture and Tourism. More HERE.

Lavery​ on Kaur

Read SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery​ on Russna Kaur's DREAM MACHINE in Femme Art Review​. Read it HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S4E07, S4E06c, and live!

Listen to S4E07 of How Would Lubitsch Do It?, the podcast hosted by SCA alumnus Devan Scott, discussing Lubitsch's If I Had a Million (1932) with guest Bram Ruiter HERE. Also, listen to S4E06c, about Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932) with guest Krin Gabbard HERE, and catch an in-person screening of Lubitsch’s Ninotchka (1939) on February 11, 2024, at 2:00 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver), presented by Scott and guest Donald Brackett. More HERE.

The Only Animal at Salmon Arm

Click through for a quick promo video from The Only Animal​, which has SCA alumnus Barbara Adler as Artistic Director (whose socks and knitwear are also featured here), setting up for the opening of Environments for Reading on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at the Salmon Arm Arts Centre (70 Hudson Ave. NE)​. More HERE.

Late Fascism

Book launch for the unfortunately timely new book, Late Fascism: Race, Capitalism and the Politics of Crisis, by Alberto Toscano, on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented by our friends in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and SFU's School of Communication. More HERE.

Fortress / Here it is sells out

The double bill of Livona Ellis & Rebecca Margolick's Fortress and SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad's Here it is (featuring music by SCA alumnus Stefan Nazarevich​), presented by the Plastic Orchid Factory on Thursday January 25, 2024, at 5:00 PM at Left of Main​ (211 Keefer St., Vancouver), which is the first show of Left of PuSh 2024, was sold out! More HERE.

The Evolution of Black Art Through its Eras

The SCA's Albert St. Albert Smith​ is one of the speakers for SFU Students of Caribbean & African Ancestry​'s upcoming Black History Month panel, "The Evolution of Black Art Through its Eras," on February 1, 2024, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM on the SUB Social Stage (across from Blenz Coffee) at SFU's Burnaby Campus. More HERE.

Homecoming (家乡归来)

SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge​'s short film, Homecoming (家乡归来), "a social-realist drama that centers around a Chinese international student named Homer," which Bridge originally made for the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, is available to stream via CineAsian Films​. Watch it HERE.

A Canoe is an Island

With work from Lydia Brown, Simon Grefiel, davi de jesus do nascimento, Valérie Walker, and Speplól Tanya Zilinski, A Canoe is an Island, the next exhibition from Gallery Gachet​ (9 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), which has SCA alumnus Olumoroti Soji-George as Artistic Director, runs February 2 – March 22, 2024, with a Reception on February 15 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. More HERE.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa​ plays the Fire Lord Sozi in Netflix's live action Avatar: The Last Airbender, which premiers February 22, 2024. Watch the trailer HERE.

Blenkarn parle d'asses.masses en français

SCA alumnus Patrick Blenkarn was on CBC/Radio-Canada​'s Phare Ouest with Marie Villeneuve to talk (in French!) about his and SCA alumnus Milton Lim's show asses.masses, which is running January 20 & 27 and February 3, 2024, at 1:00 PM at the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St., Vancouver), as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Listen HERE. Also, read more about the show in The Vancouver Sun HERE.  

Santi's Love and Country County Fair

SCA alumnus Santi Henderson and the Hanky Tanks are playing Santi's Love and Country County Fair on February 9, 2024, at 7:00 PM at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver). More info and tickets HERE.

In The Mirror of Secular Thought

Great images (by Rachel Topham) of SCA alumnus Deborah EdmeadesIn The Mirror of Secular Thought, which is part of her solo exhibition, Debi's (Teenage) Theosophical Enlightenment, which is at afternoon projects (603 Powell St., Vancouver) to February 17, 2024, plus with an exhibition text by SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery. See them HERE.

Wood at IGNITE!

SCA alumnus Jordyn Wood is part of the Youth Panel for the 2024 edition of IGNITE! the youth-driven arts festival, running May 15 – 18, 2024, at The Cultch​ (1895 Venables St., Vancouver). More HERE.

January 26, 2024