SCA | Quick News | July 28, 2023

Radul is Distinguished

The SCA's Judy Radul has been named as a Distinguished SFU Professor, which "recognizes SFU research faculty members of distinction who have achieved exceptional performance and distinguished accomplishments relative to their rank and years of service," administered by the SFU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic and the Vice-President, Research and International. Congratulations, Judy! Well deserved! Meet all of the 2023 recipients HERE.  

2023 Bill Millerd Artist Fund recipients

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez and SCA alumnus Nancy Tam are among the 2023 recipients of the Bill Millerd Artist Fund, which is administered by the Arts Club Theatre Company. More HERE.

Matreyek at ArtYard

The SCA's Miwa Matreyek is presenting Infinitely Yours & This World Made Itself at the Live Animation Festival on September 23, 2023, at 7:30 PM at ArtYard (13 Front Street Frenchtown, NJ). More HERE.

Curtain Speech clips

Watch a great collection of clips from the SCA's Ryan Tacata's Curtain Speech, featuring the SCA's Justine A. Chambers​ and SCA alumnus Billy Marchenski, presented on Friday, April 21, 2023, as part Soft Launch at the Libby Leshgold Gallery​, which was a set of mini-residencies at the Libby by SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil​, Chambers, and Tacata, with lighting designer James Proudfoot. Click through for the clips on Tacata's Instagram.

Anderson heads back to school

As well as saying goodbye to Barbara Adler, SCA alumnus and the SCA's soon-to-be former Professional Development Coordinator, who's leaving us to become the new Artistic Director of The Only Animal, we're also saying goodbye to Christopher Anderson, SCA alumnus and the SCA's soon-to-be former Graduate Program Assistant, who's leaving us to do a PhD in the Digital Arts & Humanities stream in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) program at UBC Okanagan Graduate Studies. Good luck, buddy! And with all that in mind, the SCA's looking for both a new Professional Development Coordinator and a new Director's Assistant (Samantha Diamond, the current Director's Assistant, is moving to become the Graduate Program Assistant, which makes her old position open). Interested? More HERE.

Field Notes x Fireworks Edition

The SCA's Stefan Maier joins SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam & Adrian Avendaño, Marina Hasselberg, Alexi Baris, and Sasha J. Langford for Field Notes x Fireworks Edition, a FREE "outdoor sound performance in Hadden Park" (1905 Ogden Ave., Vancouver), on Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, co-curated by SCA alumnus Jean Brazeau and Publik Secrets (SCA alumnus and PhD student George Rahi, Robyn Jacob, I Putu Swaryandana Ichi Oka, and Adrian Avendaño). RSVP HERE.

Untitled (He didn’t ask her much…)

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery​ shared a quick introduction to Untitled (He didn’t ask her much…) from 1991 by the SCA's Allyson Clay, which is part of the exhibition What Is Welcome? that's at the Belkin until August 13, 2023. Click through to their Instagram for the introduction and head to their site for more about the exhibition HERE.

3rd Annual YIMP FEST

The SCA's Brady Cranfield (that's me) is doing fill-in drum duties as part of Foxgloves (featuring Miko Hoffman, Lyndsay Sung, and Rafael Tsuchida, who is unable to perform) on this FREE Vancouver indie rock stacked bill, the 3rd Annual YIMP FEST, tomorrow – Saturday, July 28, 2023 – from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Falaise Park (3434 Falaise Ave., Vancouver) with Great Aunt Ida, The Here and Now (with Lisa Marr), and a newly reformed p:ano, presented by Girls Rock Camp Vancouver.

Announcing the Marianne and Edward Gibson Art Museum

Official big news from SFU Galleries Director Kimberly Phillips, who's also an Associate Member of the SCA's faculty: SFU Galleries is excited to share that construction will soon begin on a new art museum at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus. When it opens in early 2025, the Marianne and Edward Gibson Art Museum (the Gibson) will be a purpose-built space, open and informal in design, in recognition of the evolving ways that communities engage with culture. The Gibson will replace SFU Gallery in the Academic Quadrangle and extend SFU Galleries’ current suite of programmes, creating new opportunities for multi-generational artist-led learning and cross-disciplinary explorations. The Gibson will also house the SFU Art Collection, an invaluable and actively growing resource of over 5,800 works of art: unique in its capacity to trace the complex social and cultural life connected to this region. We recognize the generosity of Marianne Gibson’s $20 million gift, which, along with contributions from several other lead donors, has made this remarkable project possible. Designed by Siamak Hariri in collaboration with Iredale Architecture. More HERE.

Unsettled and softened

In anticipation of the arrival of their Summer 2023 issue, In(ter)ventions in the Archive, The Capilano Review have shared "Unsettled and softened," a conversation between Nour Bishouty and SCA alumnus and TCR Art Editor Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross. Read it HERE.

Mitochondrial Ontologies

SCA MFA student Salome Nieto is part of the "ongoing collaborative project" Mitochondrial Ontologies: Deep Time and the Digital, which has a feature-packed website, presented by the School of Interactive Arts + Technology's criticalmediartstudio, which is directed by SIAT's Gabriela Aceves Sepúlved. More HERE.

Friendship, Camaraderie & Co-Creation playlist

The SCA's Justine A. Chambers' episode with Laurie Young is included in this Friendship, Camaraderie & Co-Creation themed retrospective playlist of episodes of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement's podcast Below the Radar. Listen HERE.

Presence of Ancestors

Here's The Georgia Straight on SCA alumnus Tasha Faye Evans' Presence of Ancestors project, which is raising "five specially-carved house posts" in so-called Port Moody's Rocky Point Park. More HERE.

The Seventh Fire at SummerWorks

SCA alumnus Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen's "immersive audio performance" The Seventh Fire, running various times from August 3 – 7, 2023, at Daniels Spectrum's Aki Studio (#250 – 585 Dundas St. E, Toronto). is being presented as part of the SummerWorks​ Performance Festival, which runs August 3 – 13, 2023. More HERE.

We Were One

Chimerik 似不像, co-run by SCA alumni Sammy Chien and Caroline MacCaull, are presenting a FREE "informal studio showing" of We Were One, "a movement and new media research project which investigates human connections and questions the prejudices we experience as a society," on Monday, July 31, 2023, at 5:00 PM at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver). More HERE. Also, Chien and MacCaull did a quick Q&A for the Dance Centre's blog about their work. Read it HERE.  

Dance International on Dancing on the Edge

Read Dance International on the 2023 Dancing on the Edge Festival, including SCA alumnus Sarah Hin Ching U's Silent Crawl, which featured projections by SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara. Read it HERE.

Spotlight Canada: The Pitch Session

rice & beans theatre, co-founded by SCA alumni Pedro Chamale, who's the artistic director, and Derek Chan, who's now the Managing Artistic Director at Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), are pitching Chan's Happy Valley / 馬照跑。舞照跳, and SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich and Raven Spirit Dance Society are pitching Kotowich's Kisiskâciwan in the 2023 Spotlight Canada: The Pitch Session on Monday, August 21, supported by Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, with the goal of participating in the Edinburgh Fringe. More HERE.

New Sound mural

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound will be in Edmonton celebrating a new mural on the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre (10124 – 96 St.) on Friday, August 11, 2023, from 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM. RSVP to rsvp@​edmontonarts.​ca by August 4. More HERE.

Bukhari and Rahmanian in conversation

Read an interview with SCA alumnus Minahil Bukhari and Sahar Rahmanian, discussing Bukhari's Land & Marks, which ran at the Burrard Arts Foundation from January 12 – March 18, 2023. Read it HERE.

Walters' not interim

Marking it as official, our colleagues in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement have shared this interview with SCA alumnus Samantha Walters, who's their new Programs Assistant. Read it HERE.

The Book of Imaginary Beings

SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo is part of the exhibition The Book of Imaginary Beings with Sai Di, Marcy Friesen, Woojae Kim, and Josh Steinhauer, curated by Ophelia Yingqiu Zhao at the Access Gallery, opening Friday, August 4, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and running to September 9. More HERE.

Echoes of a Circle

SCA alumni Samantha Walters and Jullianna Oke join Pegah Ahmadi, Jordanna George, Alia Hijaab, and Juan Imperial for Echoes of a Circle, which opens Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM and runs to September 3, presented as part of the Emerging Creators Incubator at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way #1, Coquitlam). More HERE.

Fashion Fictions book

SCA alumnus Andrea Valentine-Lewis​ is one of the contributors to the publication for the exhibition Fashion Fictions, which is at the Vancouver Art Gallery​ to October 9, 2023. More HERE.

Sound of the Sun on cassette

Good news / bad news: tonight's performance by Jane Harms and Ian Davies at Pale Fire (866 E. Broadway, Vancouver) celebrating the release of the limited-run audio cassette version of Sound of the Sun, Volume I, featuring tracks by SCA alumni Ogheneofegor Obuwoma and Jami Reimer, is sold out! But perhaps chance by the Unit/Pitt Society for Art & Critical Awareness to see if any copies make it past the show's merch table. More HERE.

Peace Country and Pants at the Firehall

The Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver) has announced their 2023/24 season, which includes SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale's (rice & beans theatre) Peace Country from October 13 – 22, 2023, and SCA alumnus Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's Pants from January 17 – 20, 2024. More HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It S3E02

Listen to S3E02 of the podcast How Would Lubitsch Do It about Ernst Lubitsch's 1924 film The Marriage Circle, with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Sarah Shachat. Listen HERE.

July 28, 2023