SCA | Quick News | January 7, 2023

Slade's As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop

The SCA's Kathy Slade's 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," runs January 27 – May 7, 2023, at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Jin-me Yoon’s Time is Nested

Read Euijung McGillis on the SCA's Jin-me Yoon for the National Gallery of Canada's online Magazine. Read it HERE.

Tacata talks with Lewis Williams, and Chambers and McGregor

Moderated by Olivia Michiko Gagnon (Theatre and Film, UBC), the SCA's Ryan Tacata will be in conversation with Nya Lewis Williams "about their multidisciplinary practices vis-à-vis the question and problem of 'the archive'" at the Coach House at UBC's Green College (6201 Cecil Green Park Rd., Vancouver) on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, with reception to follow. The event is also being livestreamed. More HERE. Also,Tacata and SCA MFA Student and Sessional Instructor Justine Chambers will be participating in a roundtable discussion and Q&A session with SFU Publishing's Hannah McGregor on "Teaching through an Ethics of Care," on Wednesday, January 18, from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM via ZOOM.

Radul in Bodies Beyond Boundaries

The SCA's Judy Radul is in Bodies Beyond Boundaries, running February 7 – 25, 2023, at the Western Front, which is part of Apparition Room, a larger multi-part "immersive group exhibition" curated by Lee Plested, in total running January 14 — April 1, 2023, which celebrates the 50th birthday of the Western Front. More HERE.

Shihab's Jaddoland

The SCA's Nadia Shihab's Jaddoland aired on America ReFramed last night (January 5, 2023). If you're in the USA (or are a savvy web user), it might still be streaming online HERE or via the PBS app.

A tribute to Ron Cliff

We'd like to recognize the passing of Ron Cliff, whose philanthropy included helping support the building of the SCA's new home in the redeveloped Woodward’s complex. More HERE.


Sub Pop Records has announced GOOD LUCK, the "debut, and supernovic, full-length album" by SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY, coming March 24, 2023. Click through to watch the video for the lead single SO HARD TO TELL HERE.

Monteiro's Sensations of Déjà Vu

Vitória Monteiro, who's an SCA alumnus and CAG’s Acting Curator of Learning and Engagement, is hosting Open Studio: Sensations of Déjà Vu on February 4, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver), inspired by the SCA's Kathy Slade's As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop. More HERE.

Kanagawa's Forgiveness

Click through to the Arts Club Theatre Company​'s Instagram to watch a video of SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa talking 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. Also, read more HERE from Stir Vancouver and HERE from the Tri-City News.

Ravensbergen's The Seventh Fire

Upcoming as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival: 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, and Full Circle: First Nations Performance, in association with Neworld Theatre. More HERE.

Ensemble Télémaque play SCA

Winnipeg's GroundSwell has shared the video archive of a performance by Ensemble Télémaque from September 2022 that features commissioned works by SCA alumni Rita Ueda (if only rain drops) and James O'Callaghan (Know unknown xeknow). Watch it HERE.

O'Callaghan's Doubt is a body

Watch Geneviève Liboiron perform SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's 2018 piece Doubt is a body, filmed at his "‘farewell’ concert at la Sala Rossa in Montréal last September, co-produced by NO HAY BANDA and Innovations en concert." Watch it HERE.

Loscil in the EU & UK

SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil is touring the EU and UK this February and March. Click through to Folk Wisdom's Instagram for his itinerary.

After School S2.E3

Here's the latest episode of After School, the podcast from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology that has FCAT students in conversation with FCAT alumni, including SCA folks. This episode features SFU Publishing student host Genevieve Cheng speaking with alumni Jazmin Welch. Listen HERE.

Tong in Multispecies Clouds

SCA alumnus Yi Xin Tong is part of the exhibition Multispecies Clouds, which runs December 27, 2022–April 16, 2023, at Beijing's Macalline Art Center. More HERE.

Lin's Seeking Gender Identity in the Contexts of Atayal: An Art Project

SCA alumnus Anchi Lin (Ciwas Tahos) 林安琪's text "Seeking Gender Identity in the Contexts of Atayal: An Art Project" was published in Pacific Arts: Journal of the Pacific Arts Association. Read it HERE.

rice & beans' Polyphonic Translation Residency

rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as its artistic director, has announced the second recipient of their Polyphonic Translation Residency: Emily Jung, who will be working on the Dead Korean Girl Comedy Show. Click through to rice & beans' Instagram for more.

Smith's The Big Reveal

Click through to SCA alumnus Paige Smith's Instagram to watch an informative video about her work, The Big Reveal, which she presented in her recent exhibition Watching You Watching Me, which ran November 1 – 3 at the Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society. Watch it HERE.

The Couch is calling

Are you an "emerging artist"? The Couch – aka SCA alumni Debbie C and Sena Cleave – are "seeking submissions of small-scale art objects responding to Kim Beom’s book Hometown," to be "exhibited in the Contemporary Art Gallery’s lobby from February 9, 2023 to March 3, 2023." More HERE.

Lamoureux's Grant Writing workshop

SCA alumnus and Vines Art Festival founder and director Heather Lamoureux is holding an "Introduction to Individual Artist Grant Writing" workshop on Monday, January 16, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM via Zoom. RSVP HERE.

Alfeld talks Doug and the Slugs and Me

Listen to an interview with SCA alumnus Teresa Alfeld on NEWSTALK 1010, talking about her documentary Doug and the Slugs and Me, which is playing on CBC TV January 15, 2023, at 8:00 PM and then streaming on CBC Gem. Listen HERE. Also, the CBC posted a preview HERE.

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

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. Also, read an interview with Hobson-Dimas in the Surrey Now-Leader about the talk HERE.

2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference

Attention all SCA students! Submissions are now open for project proposals for the 2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference. Deadline to apply is January 20, 2023. More HERE.

Nazarevich's ARCMAPS

SCA alumnus Stefan Nazarevich's forthcoming "visual" album ARCMAPS, released under the name SAN, will premiere online on January 7, 2023, via, "a custom-made, responsive website with glitching visuals and corroding sound effects based on how the user engages with the site." Also, the music tracks will be available on your preferred streaming platform (Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, etc.) on January 13. And if you love it live, the album release party for ARCMAPS is Friday, January 13 at 8:00 PM at 369 Carrall Street, Vancouver. You can grab tickets HERE. In the meantime, follow Nazarevich on Instagram for the sweet teasers he's posting in the lead-up to the big release.

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