SCA | Quick News | June 23, 2023

Moving Matter trailer

The SCA's Rob Kitsos just shared this trailer his new screen-dance work, Moving Matter, produced with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Insight Development Grant, featuring other SCA folks on and behind the camera. Here are the credits Rob shared: Created by Kitsos and SCA alumni Meagan Woods, who did the garment and wearable designs, and Beau Han Bridge, who did the cinematography, editing, and sound design. Current SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara did the projections and production design, and the dancers were SCA alumni Anna Wang Albini, Sydney Bluck, and Olivia Johnson, who also helped Kitsos with the choreography. The work features special appearances by the SCA's Erika Latta, Max Tyler-Hite, Michael Meneer, SCA alumnus Desiree James, Brett Palaschiuk, Caprara, and Kitsos himself. With Jason Broome, Lucas Van Lenten, and Daniel Weintraub, Kitsos is also part of Westport Sunrise Sessions, who provided the music. Watch the trailer HERE.

Grey Falls in Nest-work

The SCA's Christopher Pavsek is part of Nest-work: Art and Science Gathering on Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the Richmond Art Gallery (7700 Minoru Gate). As part of his participation, Pavsek is screening his new film, Grey Falls, about the human relationship to birds, shot on the Fraser River delta. More HERE.

Latta at CARPA8

The SCA's Erika Latta and Bertie Ferdman and Peter Eckersall are presenting "Intermedial Dramaturgies: Staging Play, Modes of Liveness, and Social Engagement" at CARPA8, the Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, which runs August 23 – 27, 2023, at the Theatre Academy Helsinki at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. More HERE.

Bitter in Berlin

The SCA's Sabine Bitter is posting great images from this summer's SCA Berlin Field School, which she's leading, on her Instagram. Follow her to see them HERE.

Alfred Jarry et al. at Red Gate

Alfred Jarry (the SCA's Eldritch Priest and Brady Cranfield) played a show with EARS OF LEAD and how to survive a high rise hotel fire on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Red Gate Arts Society (1965 Main St., Vancouver). Sample some Alfred Jarry HERE.

Active / Passive

With a website by SCA alumnus Deanna Peters, the 5th Volume of Active / Passive on Galliano Island, running August 11 – 13, 2023, includes the SCA's Barbara Adler (who'll be giving an artist talk on Saturday, August 12, from 12:00 PM –1:00 PM at the Yellowhouse Art Centre, about her work Spring Summer 2024, which is on exhibition) and SCA alumnus Toni-Leah C. Yake (who's performing on Saturday, August 12, from 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM at the Yellowhouse Art Centre as part of the Slow Concert series). More HERE.

Crazybull interviewed

The annual SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples newsletter includes many good stories about Indigenous SFU folks and activities, including this quick interview with SCA MFA student Lauren Crazybull. Read it HERE.

Sawyer's The Natalie Brettschneider Archive

SCA alumnus Carol Sawyer is presenting The Natalie Brettschneider Archive from June 29 – October 29, 2023, at Contemporary Calgary (#701 – 11th Street SW). More HERE.

Dance Centre blogs with Kirouac

Read a blog post from The Dance Centre about SCA alumnus Isabelle Kirouac, who talks about her work Meta/fauna, which runs July 8, 2023, at 6:00 PM at the Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), presented in association with the Dancing on the Edge Festival. Read it HERE.

Sound of the Sun, Volume I

Listen to Sound of the Sun, Volume I, featuring tracks by SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor Obuwoma and soon-to-be SCA alumnus Jami Reimer, presented by Unit/Pitt Society for Art & Critical Awareness. Listen HERE.

Supplement 7: Uncle Doug’s Fishing Shack launch

Presented in partnership with our colleagues at SFU Galleries​, the folks at Fillip​ are holding the Vancouver launch of Supplement 7: Uncle Doug’s Fishing Shack, with contributions by Joar Nango, David Thomas, Ryan Gorrie, Timothy O’Rourke, Courtney R. Thompson, and Jenifer Papararo, on June 29, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the lobby here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), featuring a selection of screenings from Joar Nango and Ken Are Bongo’s series Post-Capitalist Architecture TV on our projection array. More HERE.

Ravensbergen's The Seventh Fire

Co-presented by Delinquent Theatre, SCA alumnus Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen's "spatial sound" work, The Seventh Fire, runs June 27 – July 4 at Lobe Studio (713 E. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented as part of the Talking Stick Festival. Get tickets HERE.

A Sound Response to M*****

Chandra Melting Tallow, Alex Miranda, and Laura Ortman are presenting a Sound Response to SCA alumnus Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill's M***** on July 6, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver). But act fast – space is limited! RSVP HERE. Hill's M***** is at the CAG until September 3, 2023.

Kong on Hill

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong in Galleries West on SCA alumnus Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill's M*****, which – again! – is at the Contemporary Art Gallery until September 3, 2023. Read it HERE.

Sensorial Visualities: Embodying Together and Alone

The culmination of CA 412W (Advanced Seminar in Art and Performance Studies) that's running as part of the summer term, and featuring SCA students as participants, Guadalupe Martinez is presenting the performance Sensorial Visualities: Embodying Together and Alone on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on the hill at SFU Gallery (Academic Quadrangle 3004 – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby), presented in support of the exhibition, also called Sensorial Visualities: Embodying Together and Alone, which runs to September 8, 2023. More HERE.

Inverso Productions Summer Intensive

Sign up for the Inverso Productions Summer Intensive, led by Heather and Lesley Telford, which runs August 14 – 18, 2023, in our studios here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), which we're co-presenting with SFU Woodward's. More HERE.

FESTA PLURAL: Brazilian Edition

SCA alumnus Luciana Freire D’Anunciação will be reading some poetry as part of the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre's FESTA PLURAL: Brazilian Edition on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at St. James Community Square in Kitsilano (3214, W 10th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Branching Songs

SCA PhD student Simon Lysander Overstall joins Julie Andreyev, Giorgio Magnanensi, Lara Felsing, M. Simon Levin, Emma Pallay, Keira Madsen, and Myles V Feltenberger for Branching Songs, "an exhibition and workshop series on the Sunshine Coast," running June 23 – August 13, 2023, with an Opening Reception + Dialogue on Friday, June 23, at 5:00 PM and Workshops + Soundwalks on Saturday, June 24 + Sunday June 25, at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council Gallery (5714 Medusa St., Sechelt), presented with Vancouver New Music. More HERE.

Silverfox's FCAT re-post and in Coming into Sight

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology re-shared an older interview with SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox in recognition of National Indigenous History Month. After you read this one, next read the conversation interview with SCA MFA student Taryn Walker and SCA alumni Krystle Silverfox we posted HERE. Also, Silverfox is part of the exhibition, Coming into Sight: 50th Anniversary Art Bank Acquisitions, which runs June 20, 2023 – May 20, 2024, in the Âjagemô art space at the Canada Council for the Arts (150 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON). More HERE.

SFU Galleries welcomes Laiss

Congratulations and welcome to Sydney Laiss, the new Collections Manager for SFU Galleries. More HERE.

Smokey Devil – Underworld Street Reporter

With their co-partners Canadian Drug Policy Coalition from SFU Faculty of Health Sciences, Cool.World, and Overdose Prevention Society, our friends in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement are presenting the world premiere and one-night-only screening of Smokey Devil – Underworld Street Reporter on June 29, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), followed by a panel discussion with Smokey Devil, Trey Helten, Sarah Blyth, DJ Larkin, and Nathaniel Canuel. Grab tickets HERE.

withintensions' Harmonies

withintensions, the monthly art mag produced by SCA alumni, is calling for their next issue on the theme of Harmonies. Submissions are due July 4, 2023. Also, don't forget to download their latest issue on the theme of Green. Get submission info and grad that issue HERE.

Vickers in Indian Theater

SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers is part of the Candice Hopkins curated exhibition, Indian Theater: Native Performance, Art, and Self-Determination since 1969, which is at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College​ (33 Garden Rd, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY) from June 24 – November 26, 2023. More HERE.

The River Clyde Pageant tickets

For folks in or around (or planning to be in) New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island, tickets for the 2023 run of The River Clyde Pageant, which was co-founded by SCA alumni Megan Stewart and the SCA's dear, departed Ker Wells in 2015, go on sale July 4 at 10:00 AM and July 5 at 7:00 PM. Find out more HERE.

Mad Aunty x Sound

In celebration of their 6th birthday, Indigenous jewelry and fashion company Mad Aunty​ and SCA alumnus Michelle Sound have collaborated on a new collection. More HERE.

The Aunties That Do video

The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art​ in Kelowna (Unit 103 – 421 Cawston Ave.) shared a video about SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​'s The Aunties That Do, which closes July 1, 2023. Watch it HERE.

Durey​ on Hille​'s Sisterhood

SCA alumnus Lucien Durey​ is one of the guest vocalists on Veda Hille​'s new Sisterhood EP. Listen HERE (or on your favourite streamer).

Smith and Khakpour in Xinema Program 8

SCA alumnus Paige Smith's The Big Reveal joins SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour's Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet as part of Xinema Program 8: Cosmic Queerities on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 7:45 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Wu​'s Joy Ride pix

SCA alumnus Johnny Wu​ shared a great promo image in advance of the debut of Adele Lim's Joy Ride, which hits theatres on July 7, 2023. Check it out HERE.

Ybarra's Iceberg Stranded in My Bed

Capture Photography Festival​ shared an image and a short text about SCA alumnus Faune Ybarra's Iceberg Stranded in My Bed, which is at Richmond's Aberdeen Station until August 31, 2023, as part of the Canada Line Public Art Project, curated by SCA alumnus and Richmond Art Gallery​'s Curatorial Assistant, Maria Filipina Palad. More HERE.

Dear Friends & three

The third edition of the Western Front​ and The Capilano Review​'s (which has SCA alumni Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor and Lauren Lavery​ as Managing Editor) FREE monthly reading series, Dear Friends &, is on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 7:30 PM, featuring D.M. Bradford, Danielle LaFrance, Jane Shi, and host Deanna Fong, presented with support from Kootenay School of Writing. RSVP HERE.

Saugstad​s' new project

SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad​ shared some behind-the-scenes images of a work in progress made with her sister, Sophia Saugstad​, and produced in our studios, featuring SCA alumni Eowynn Enquist​ and Stefan Nazarevich​, and Zoe Autumn, Sarah Formosa, Laine Gillie, Cassidy Hergott, Sarah Hutton, Simran Sachar, and Nasiv Sall. Looking forward to the completed project! Watch HERE.

Lin's n Petrichor Daze

SCA alumnus Shannon Lin is premiering In Petrichor Daze at Mile Zero Dance's REELING: Dance on Screen, which runs July 20 – 22, 2023 (9931 – 78 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton). More HERE.

The Biting School​'s EMPTY HANDED

Watch some rehearsal "snippets" of SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and Arash Khakpour's The Biting School​'s new "thigh-slapping" work-in-progress, EMPTY HANDED. Watch HERE.

Majidi's Moss Grew

SCA MFA student Ghazal Majidi's short film Moss Grew is premiering at the Oak Cliff Film Festival on June 24, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Texas Theatre (231 Jefferson Blvd., Dallas). More HERE.

Charles' Lhq’apet Stl’anouk

The Art Gallery at Evergreen​ shared a Rachel Topham installation photo of (and quick text about) SCA alumnus Roxanne Charles' Lhq’apet Stl’anouk : : To Tie Medicine, which is part of exhibition Transmissions, running to July 23, 2023. See it HERE.

Jesuíno at The Alex Community Food Centre

SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuíno will be the artist-in-residence at The Alex Community Food Centre (4920-17 Ave. SE) in Calgary from July 4 – 14, 2023, "exploring the complex question of: how might we build more awareness around food systems?" Click through to Jesuíno's Instagram to see a schedule of announced (so far) "activations."

Fredriksson and Enquist in the Dance Made in Canada Festival

SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson and Arash Khakpour are sharing an excerpt from You Touch Me as part of The Morrison Series at the Dance Made in Canada Festival, which runs August 16 – 20, 2023, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (404 Jarvis St., Toronto), and SCA alumnus Eowynn Enquist is sharing _littleRoom_CUT10_Final as part of the dance on film set of screenings. More HERE.

Lum's From the Archives

The Mónica Reyes Gallery​ and Royale Projects are presenting SCA alumnus Ken Lum's From the Archives at Reyes' 602 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, location, opening Saturday, July 24, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, and running to July 29. More HERE.

Monte Clark reps Tedlie-Stursberg

SCA alumnus Alex Tedlie-Stursberg is now represented by the Monte Clark​ Gallery, and will have his first exhibition with them from July 1 – 29, 2023, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 8, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Congratulations, Alex! More HERE.

June 23, 2023