SCA | Quick News | March 22, 2024

Donuts & Dreams

The SCA's Ryan Tacata​ shared some great photos on his Instagram from Donuts & Dreams, the "free, pop-up donut shop" students from his inaugural "Social Studios" course ran at 312 Main in Vancouver. Participants were presented with a choice of three themed-flavoured donuts – Shit-Disturber, Daydreamer, and Makeover – and then invited to "dream up unconventional ways of effecting social change, fantastical uses of 312 Main, or dream-world transformations of the building" based on their choice. The results of this donut-based research will be used by the students to help produce a "video project envisioning an absurd, utopian future," to be screened at 312 Main on April 10, 2024. More info to come! See the images HERE.

Marks on In Her Lens

Listen to the SCA's Laura U. Marks on the In Her Lens podcast talking about her new book, The Fold: From Your Body to the Cosmos (out now from Duke University Press​), the carbon cost of streaming media, and more. Listen HERE.

Shihab talks Jaddoland

SCA's Nadia Shihab re-shared an interview from a few years back talking about her process producing Jaddoland, which is screening this month on America ReFramed on the WORLD Channel for Women's History Month. Watch the interview HERE.

Boisjoly in Vitamin Txt

The SCA's Raymond Boisjoly is featured in Phaidon Press​’ upcoming anthology, Vitamin Txt: Words in Contemporary Art, coming April 10, 2024. Pre-order HERE.

n Games on the CBC – and register your team!

Don't forget to enter your team to participate in the n Games – a tournament of invented urban games invented by SCA students, the SCA's James Long, and artist Germaine Koh, running Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Robson Square Rink (800 Robson St., Vancouver) –  before the deadline: March 23! Register HERE. Need to know more about the n Games? Listen to this segment from CBC Radio​'s North by Northwest with Margaret Gallagher with Long about the event. Listen HERE.

Meryton montage  

Watch a quick montage summary of the record release of the SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt's new album, A Walk to Meryton, featuring Eigenfeldt's musebots, John Korsrud (trumpet and flugelhorn), Meredith Bates (violin), Jon Bentley (soprano and tenor saxophones), SCA alumnus Barbara Adler (text and reading), and James Meger (bass), plus a special debut appearance by the GoGo Musebots. Watch it on Eigenfeldt's Instagram HERE.

Triana on Flamenco's Latin American Connections

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana is presenting Flamenco's Latin American Connections - The Ida y Vuelta Song Forms, "a lecture, dance class and movement exploration workshop," on Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM at New Works' Q7 Studios (77 E. 7th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Cleave at Similkameen

SCA alumnus Sena Cleave shared some nice images on their Instagram from their recent Similkameen Artist Residency. Find out more about the residency and Cleave HERE.

Le Sigh 13 and talk

Le Sigh, the "multilingual online exhibition space and art magazine" from SCA alumnus Didier Morelli and Charlene K. Lau, is launching Issue 13 (read it HERE) with a public conversation between Julia Eilers Smith and Florencia Sosa Rey on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the "reading room" at ARTEXTE (Room 301 – 2, Sainte-Catherine East, Montréal), presented in the context of the exhibition Artletics, curated by Morelli, which runs to March 30, 2024, at ARTEXTE. More HERE.

Morelli​ on Joumaa

Read SCA alumnus Didier Morelli on Joyce Joumaa, "the Montreal-based filmmaker who'll be the youngest artist at the Venice Biennale," for CBC Arts​. Read it HERE.

After School S03E06

Here's 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 Valentina Forté-Hernandez, a Centre for Digital Media​ alumnus and technical director at Bardel Entertainment Inc​. Listen HERE.

Cheyenne talks sh*t with Muranko

SCA alumnus Starr Muranko is the guest on the latest episode of SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's podcast, Talking Sh*t with Tara Cheyenne. Listen HERE.

D’Anunciacao and Bergonzoni's Passing Through (Meeting Points)

SCA alumni Luciana F. D’Anunciacao and Carolina Bergonzoni are having a FREE "dance work-in-progress" presentation of Passing Through (Meeting Points) on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver). RSVP HERE.

Sparvier-Wells in Body Talk

SCA alumnus Jessica Sparvier-Wells joins Amber Funk Barton and Jonathon Adams for Crimson Coast Dance Society's Body Talk: HiP HoP PoW WoW 2024 on Sunday, March 24, at 6:00 PM at Vancouver Island University​'s Malaspina Theatre (900 Fifth St., Nanaimo), presented in partnership with VIU’s Art, Research and Community Centre. More HERE.

Ho moderates

SCA alumnus Kimberly Ho 何文蔚 is moderating a discussion with Linh Le after the screening of Truong Minh Quý’s debut feature The Treehouse // Nhà Cây on March 24, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Atelier254, presented by Vòng Vòng. Space is limited, so RSVP (he exact address will be disclosed upon registration). RSVP HERE.

SCA DSU merch

The SCA Dance Student Union has new merch for sale. Place your orders HERE.

Ng's Music in My Eyes

SCA alumnus Silas Ng's work Music in My Eyes is on the windows of the Art Gallery at Evergreen until September, 2024, presented as part of the 2024 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program. Ng will also be giving an artist talk on Friday, March 22, at 5:00 PM (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). More HERE.

Sound​ in Land Breaths

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​ is part of the exhibition Land Breaths: A Treaty 8 Exhibition, curated by Jaime Morse, which runs April 4 – August 4, 2024, at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie​ (#103, 9839 – 103 Ave., Grande Prairie). More HERE.

Pulling To Gather with Art Action Earwig

Pulling To Gather, the "eco-art project" by Art Action Earwig, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, is presenting two sessions of Pulling Ivy Sewing Seeds: Saturday, March 23, starting at 1:00 PM at Colliery Dam Park (691 Sixth St., Nanaimo) and Saturday, April 13, starting at 1:00 PM at Double Infinity House Society (88 Princess St., Nanaimo), co-facilitated by artist bailey macabre. More info and RSVP HERE.

Crazybull at Plural

SCA alumnus Lauren Crazybull will be part of Macaulay + Co. Fine Art's gallery exhibition at the Plural Contemporary Art Fair​ in Montreal, running April 12 – 14, 2024, at the Grand Quay (Port of Montreal, 200 de la Commune W. St.). More HERE.

Mochizuki's Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions

West Coast Curated​ goes a little inland with this quick interview video with SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki about her upcoming exhibition, Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions, running April 20 – July 6, 2024, at Kamloops Art Gallery. Watch the video HERE.

Tamer's Research Sharing

Closing out her exhibition Biber Bahçesi / Pepper Garden at Access Gallery, SCA Sessional Instructor Damla Tamer is presenting "Research Sharing," a talk about her "ongoing research on the aesthetic ecology of Çağlayan Courthouse of Istanbul, exploring feminine justice in relation to psychoanalysis, dreams, and the archetypal space of the 'garden'” on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Access Gallery (222 East Georgia St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Tolmie's weekend at Griffin

SCA alumnus Cody Tolmie, the recipient of Griffin Art Projects' 2024 Emerging Indigenous Studio Art Award, is giving a "Live from the Studio" artist talk via Zoom from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 23 (RSVP HERE), and holding an Open Studio at 1180 Welch St., North Vancouver, on Sunday, March 24, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (RSVP HERE).  

Black Box Investigations in Dieppe

SCA alumnus Paige Smith's Black Box Investigations is screening as part of the Festival du Film Canadien de Dieppe​ on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at 3:45 PM at the Megarama Dieppe (Esplanade Rosa Leroy, 76200 Dieppe, France), opening for David Ricard's David contre Goliath. More HERE.

Goodman's Between the Landings

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman / Action at a Distance​ is presenting Between the Landings as part of EstroGenius:EXPANSION at La Mama Bi-Coastal Stairwells on March 26 & 27, 2024, at La Mama Shares (74 E 4th St, New York). More HERE.

March 22, 2024