SCA | Quick News | March 8, 2024

Marks launching The Fold

The SCA's Laura U. Marks is launching her new book, The Fold: From Your Body to the Cosmos (Duke University Press​), at the 2024 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)​ conference on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 8:00 PM in the Exeter Room at the Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton St.). More about the book HERE.

Tacata talks and writes about Sherk

The SCA's Ryan Tacata is presenting at a symposium in support of the exhibition, Bonnie Ora Sherk: Life Frames Since 1970, on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture's Gateway Pavilion at Pier 2 (2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco), which also marks both the end of the exhibition and the launch of the accompanying exhibition catalogue, which includes a text by Tacata. More HERE.

Long and Youssef's Do you mind if I sit here?

Talonbooks has just released the text for the multimedia play Do you mind if I sit here? by the SCA's James Long and Marcus Youssef. More HERE.

Shihab screenings

The SCA's Nadia Shihab screened her Super 8 film our voices in reverse at Shapeshifters Cinema in Oakland, California, on March 3, 2024, alongside experimental films made over the past 50 years that speak to a spectrum of women’s issues. The screening was held as a prequel and fundraiser for the upcoming Gravitational Lensing film series. She also screened Sister Mother Lover Child on February 29 at the Stirling Short Film Festival in Scotland as part of the experimental shorts program "Things you May Find Hidden in my Ear." See more about Shihab and her work HERE.

See some Shore

The SCA's Suze Shore is part of the exhibition SIXBYSIX, which runs March 15 – 23, 2024, at THIS_ Gallery (30E – 268 Keefer St., Vancouver). More HERE. Also, Shore is part of the two-day exhibition Dear Mom: A Love Letter to Mother Nature, which runs March 15 & 16, 2024, at the Rivian Space (The Amazing Brentwood – 4501 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby), presented by One More Life. RSVP HERE.

Creative BC funding SCA filmmakers

SCA alumni Jessica Johnson and Ryan Ermacora (for Concrete Turned to Sand), Tyler Hagan (with Nachapol Dudsdeemaytha for Akashi and with Jessica Hallenback and Teri Snelgrove for Nechako), Sepehr Samimi (with Mack Stannard, Sina Nazarian, and Sepideh Yadegar for Constant Battles), and Natalie Murao and Luis Guerra (for TOJO AND THE TALE OF DARUMA) all received production financing from Creative BC. Congratulations! More HERE.

Dai at Stratford

SCA alumnus Howard Dai is at the 2024 Stratford Festival, playing Gregory in Romeo and Juliet and Ding, Policeman in Salesman in China. Find Howard HERE.

Loscil + English – Chroma

SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil and Lawrence English are releasing Chroma, a follow up to their excellent collaborative album, Colours of Air, which includes live recordings done at Vancouver New Music's Vox Organi festival in October 2023 using the organ at the Pacific Spirit United Church. Chroma comes out April 5, 2024, but you can sample the track Indigo HERE.

Peters' Somatic House Dance workshop

If you're in Edmonton, SCA alumnus Deanna Peters is running a "Somatic House Dance" workshop on Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Mile Zero Dance (9931-78 Ave., Edmonton). More HERE.

Smith's Black Box Investigations

SCA alumnus Paige Smith's short film, Black Box Investigations, is screening as part of "Program 1: Something Else" on Friday, April 26th, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the Oklahoma City Museum Of Art (415 Couch Dr.) as part of the Wide Open Experimental Film Festival. More HERE.

Wallace is an Elder-in-Residence

Great news! Russell Wallace (Stʼatʼimc & Lil’wat Nations), who also regularly hosts Salish Singing and Drumming Workshops for our friends in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, is the newest Elder-in-Residence at the SFU Indigenous Student Centre (Room 2002 in the AQ at SFU Burnaby). Meet him there on March 12 & 26, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, or maybe come down for the next Salish Singing and Drumming Workshop on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at our place (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Hobson-Dimas and Reimer help launch rEvolver

SCA alumni Blake Hobson-Dimas (as part of Midnight Parade with Natalie Peters and Frannie Warwick) and Jami Reimer (presenting Soft Tongues: A bioacoustic opera, her MFA grad work) are part of the 2024 rEvolver Launch Party on March 14, 2024, from 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM at What Lab (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver), presented by Upintheair Theatre. Get tickets HERE.

Reimer in BioSonic! 2024

SCA alumnus (and frog enthusiast) Jami Reimer is participating in Active / Passive's BioSonic! 2024, which runs March 22 – 24 at various sites on Galiano Island, with Reimer performing on March 23 and sharing an artist talk with Hadis Fard on March 24. More HERE.

Art Action Earwig's Pulling To Gather

Art Action Earwig, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, have launched a new "eco-art project" Pulling To Gather, which they say seeks to bring "art and ecological restoration together, mobilizing arts through a series of work parties, community art activities, art installations, teachings from Indigenous story tellers, dialogues with land stewards, farmers, gardeners, scientists, and artists on traditional Snuneymuxw land, Nanaimo." Their first project will involve pulling up English ivy, an invasive species in BC, from around Nanaimo's Colliery Dam. Follow Art Action Earwig on Instagram for details and more info.

Join Wallgrin's list

Want to keep up with SCA alumnus Wallgrin? Join the mailing list HERE.

Chen and Chan talk Jade Circle 玉環

Jasmine Chen and SCA alumnus Derek Chan were on CBC Radio's On The Coast to talk about Chen's Jade Circle 玉環, which runs March 6 – 17, 2024, at Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond). Produced by rice & beans theatre in association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), Jade Circle 玉環 has many SCA alumni behind the scenes: including Chan (Director), Johnny Wu (Movement & Mandarin Consultant), Daniel O’Shea (Video Designer), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), Jamie Sweeney (Production Manager), Brianna Bernard (Technical Director Assistant), and Aysha Dulong and Cindy Kao (Sound Designers / Sapphire Haze). Listen link HERE. Also, Chen was interviewed by Pancouver. Read it HERE.

Lin / Tahos in Seventh Cinema

SCA alumnus Anchi Lin / Ciwas Tahos' Perhaps, She Comes From/To ____ Alang screened on March 7, 2024, as part of the SEVENTH Gallery's "Seventh Cinema" programming. More HERE.

Gottung talks with Hou and Wu

Read (or listen to) a conversation between Amy Gottung and Julian Yi-Zhong Hou and Fan Wu in ReIssue, the "interdisciplinary art writing platform" edited by SCA PhD student Casey Wei, about Hou and Wu's album, To touch The Ten Thousand Things without dependency, released on Hou's label Second Spring. Find it HERE.

Yousefbigloo live, live, and live  

SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo is busy again with music-making. Catch her in Big City (the duo of Yousefbigloo and SCA PhD student Dave Biddle) with Careen, Material, and Blimp at KW Studios (#10 – 111 Hastings St W, Vancouver) on March 10, playing a solo set as Puzzlehead at The Beaumont Studios (316 W. 5th Ave., Vancouver) on March 15, and again as Big City with Special Interest at Green Auto (1822 Pandora St., Vancouver) on March 17. Considering that that's just part of March (whew!), maybe just go ahead and follow Yousefbigloo on Instagram or check her website.

Bergonzoni and Yassine talk Future Losses and Resisting Disciplines

Join SCA alumni Carolina Bergonzoni and Ghinwa Yassine and the other 2023-24 Fellows for the Jack & Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities (including Germaine Koh, jaye simpson, and Sam Wiebe) for Future Losses and Resisting Disciplines, a FREE "evening of conversation moderated by SFU English professor and poet Clint Burnham, followed by a Q&A session and a catered reception," on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in Room 1400-1430 at SFU Harbour Centre (515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). RSVP 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.

After School S03E05

Here's the latest episode of After School, the podcast from Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, this time featuring student host Emma Jean in conversation with School of Interactive Arts + Technology alumnus Jay Vidyarthi. Listen HERE.

Johal talks with Clark

Am Johal, the Director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and an SCA Associate Member, talks with former BC Premier Glen Clark on the latest Below the Radar. Listen HERE.

Support Vines' Artist Survival & Healing Fund

Founded (as Vines Art Festival) by SCA alumnus and Vines Artistic Director Heather Lamoureux, Vines Art Society, set to celebrate its tenth anniversary in August, is asking for donations to help support their Artist Survival & Healing Fund, with a fundraising goal of $40,000. Donate before August 17, 2024, HERE.


SCA alumnus Tony Chong is presenting Invisible无形 on March 6 – 9, 2024, at 6:30 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver), presented as part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF). More HERE.

Boombox calling for Odd Numbers

Boombox, a performance space run by SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer and Sierra Megas in a 53 foot shipping container (currently located in the parking lot of The Birdhouse at 44 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver), is calling for short works for their Odd Numbers fundraiser, which involves a game-like scenario for 1, 3, or 5 minute long performances, as determined by a roll of dice and a timer. Set to take place March 28, 2024, at The Birdhouse, if you'd like to participate, message Boombox on Instagram or email them at

Make Cold Road #1

SCA alumnus Kelvin Redvers' film, Cold Road, which was also produced by Redvers' production company IndigiFilm Media, is now available to rent or buy on Apple TV, Prime Video, and YouTube. Head to your platform of choice and help make Cold Road the "#1 online movie in Canada!"

Fredriksson's Working Class

SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson is running a Working Class for the Training Society of Vancouver on March 11, 13 & 15, 2024, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 Am at the Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Watt and Hardie's PORTHOLE

SCA alumnus Douglas Watt and Hamish Hardie co-edited a new publication PORTHOLE, which "collects new writing from and about the Lower Mainland compelled by tropologies of the local and an erotics of specificity," including a text by Watt. Copies are available, while supplies last, at Unit 17​ Gallery (Suite 310 / Buzz 596 – 207 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.  

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