SCA | Quick News | May 10, 2024

El Shazly's Death Spells, Episode 1

SCA alumnus Mena El Shazly's work, Death Spells, Episode 1 (watch a trailer for it HERE) is part of the Grand Egyptian Museum's "Cairo Food Week" exhibition, Does a River Shape a Table?, curated by Marwa Benhalim, which runs May 11 – 18, 2024. More HERE.

Priest at the Accelerated Ad(E)vent

The SCA's Eldritch Priest is presenting at the Hyperstitional Research Syndicate's two-day event, "Accelerated Ad(E)vent: Subjectivity and Aesthetics Approaching the Singularity," running May 24 & 25, 2024, from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM in Room 3000 of the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (Western University, Perth Dr., London, ON), hosted by the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism. More HERE.

TPE turns 20

Turning Point Ensemble, which has the SCA's Own Underhill as Artistic Director and conductor, is celebrating their 20th anniversary, performing on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 7:30 PM here at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. More info HERE.

A Walk to Meryton is a staff pick

The Attic magazine chose the SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt's A Walk to Meryton, released by Redshift Music, as an "album of the day" and a "staff pick" for March. Read what they have to say HERE.

Kitsos helps Convergence

The SCA's Rob Kitsos helped host Convergence, the Western Canada Contact Improvisation's 6th Annual Contact Improvisation Festival, in our studios from May 3 – 5, 2024. More HERE.

Update from Brkovich

We received a collection of photos (see them HERE) and an update from SCA MFA student Irfan Brkovich, who's hard at work on his MFA grad project, 0x2ė, which we're told includes "laserography." Here's all that Irfan sent us:

Experimentation week for 0x2ė, my MFA show, just finished. During the experimentation week, I moved my studio practice to Studio T at the SCA to work with a group of collaborators, the Workers assembly: Maddy Woodley, Czarina Agustines, Carlo Marchet, Adam Smith, Sara Van Gaalen, Colleen Bayati, Ricardo Gutierrez, Rios Tadeo, and Evelina Groll. My show is inspired by labor action in self-managed factories in post-war Bosnia. The group has been utilizing 'laserography' to explore the memory of light through manual labor processes. You can follow our development on my website. This summer, I'll make an intervention through multimodal research in abandoned industrial complexes, which will serve as the groundwork for my September show. The team wishes to thank Ben Rogalski, Wlad Woyno, Noé Rodriguez, Monique Cloutier, Emily Neumann, Uroš Šanjević, Justine Chambers, Rob Kitsos, Erika Latta, Miwa Matreyek, Kezi Jacob, and GCAPES: Miles Lavkulich, Jean Routhier, Darryl Strohan, Rodney Fenske, and Dylan Walmsley. The project was made possible in collaboration with SFU's Department of Chemistry and Science Store. Also, I will be performing at the electronic music festival Le Bon Air in Marseille, France, on 17 May, alongside Floating Points, Helena Hauff, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Laurent Garnier, and others.

MacCormack's Shame, Shame, Go Away and SPRING MOOD BORED

Busy SCA PhD student Jess MacCormack's book Shame, Shame, Go Away (from 2020) is included in a list of "14 Art Books to Read This Summer" from Hyperallergic. See the list HERE. And then read a review of the book on Femme Art Review HERE. Also, MacCormack has an exhibition of videos, SPRING MOOD BORED, running from May 8 – 15, 2024, at Tech Contemporary (Tordenskjoldsgade 21, 1055 København, Denmark), curated by, which is an NFT marketplace that uses the open-source platform Tezos, the "art-focused Blockchain." More HERE.

To Map Alongside Belonging

SCA alumni Kaila Bhullar and Ogheneofegor Obuwoma join Luis Andrés Serrano and Monica Cheema as Gallery Gachet​'s 2024 BIPOC New Media Cohort, and each will produce a film that will be screened on June 9 at 7:00 PM as part of XINEMA, an artist-run experimental film series that runs at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver), and on June 10 as part of the will launch of Gallery Gachet’s community screen. More HERE.

Gamboa in Residence

SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa is the Artist in Residence for New Works' 2024 Summer Studio Artist Residency, presented in partnership with Out Innerspace. More HERE.

TR's Accelerator Lab International Fellowship

Theatre Replacement, which has SCA alumnus Maiko Yamamoto as Artistic Director, is launching the "Accelerator Lab International Fellowship," which they describe as "a cohort-based program for 4 mid-career, Vancouver-based experimental theatre artists, focused on mentorship, shared learning, cultural exchange and experience in international networking." Find out more HERE.

SCA Student Unions Against Genocide in Palestine

The SCA Student Unions from our different areas shared a collective statement "Against Genocide in Palestine" and in allyship with the other student-lead protests and encampments everywhere. Read it HERE.

Belkin on Berlanga

UBC's Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery shared a some images and quick introduction on their Instagram to the work of SCA alumnus Francisco Berlanga that's part of the exhibition Aqueous Nerve: UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, which runs to June 2, 2024. More HERE.

Mochizuki media

The Kamloops Art Gallery (101 – 465 Victoria St.) have added a video of SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki and KAG curator Charo Neville conversation about Mochizuki's exhibition, Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions (at the KAG until July 6, 2024), on the exhibition's page on the KAG's website. Also on the page is a link to recent interview with Mochizuki on CBC Radio's Daybreak Kamloops, as well as lots of other good information and other links, plus a list of events organized in support of the exhibition, including an Adult Tour and Workshop on Saturday, May 25, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, an a talk by Mochizuki on Saturday, June 1, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. See everything HERE.

1000xRESIST is out

1000xRESIST, "a magical realist sci-fi adventure game awash in the Asian-Diasporic psyche" produced by SCA alumnus Remy Siu, the Sunset Visitor 斜陽過客 crew, and their collaborators (including in the mix a bunch of other SCA alumni: Natalie Gan, Conor Wylie, Maiko Yamamoto, Felicia Lau, Amanda Sum, Anjela Magpantay, June Fukumura, Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien, Erika Mitsuhashi, and Alex Mah), is now available on Steam and for the Nintendo Switch. Find out more about the game HERE.

SCA in Twelfth Night

SCA alumnus (and frequent Sessional Instructor) Billy Marchenski is one of the understudies for Bard on the Beach's presentation of Diana Donnelly’s Twelfth Night, which is set to run June 11 – September 21, 2024. Other SCA folks involved in the production include Anjela Magpantay (Apprentice Director), Jamie Sweeney (Assistant Lighting Designer), and Sophie Tang (Lighting Designer). More HERE.

ahmm 2024

SCA alumni Kimberly Ho 何文蔚, Shion Skye Carter, Amanda Sum (with the Five Blessings Collective, which includes SCA alumni Derek Chan, Howard Dai, and Nancy Tam, and Jasmine Chen and Robyn Jacob), and Conor Wylie are all participating in ahmm 2024, "a month of intimate small batch events at Morrow" (Unit 204 – 910 Richards St., Vancouver) to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May, presented by Odd Meridian. Much more HERE.

Bill Millerd Artist Fund recipients

Congratulations to SCA alumni Patrick Blenkarn, Jami Reimer, and Conor Wylie and all of the other 2024 recipients of the Bill Millerd Artist Fund, administered by Arts Club Theatre Company. More HERE.

SCA Music + Sound Compilation Spring 2024

Yes! The SCA Music + Sound Compilation Spring 2024, courtesy the Blemish Record Co. and the productions skills of SCA M&S student Chaucer Gilson, is out now on Bandcamp. Listen to it HERE.

George tours To Be Belligerent // To Commit To Memory // To Live Without Fear

Olumoroti George, Gallery Gachet's Director/Curator and an SCA alumnus, is giving a tour of the exhibition, To Be Belligerent // To Commit To Memory // To Live Without Fear: 25 Years of VANDU, on May 11, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. More HERE.

Stir on the Art Party

Stir Vancouver hype the Vancouver Art Gallery's Art Party on May 11, 2024, starting at 8:00 PM (750 Hornby St., Vancouver), which features an interactive video installation by Chimerik 似不像 (SCA alumni Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull) and a performance of Love Tooth by Art Action Earwig (the interdisciplinary multimedia and performance collective of SCA alumnus Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura), who are also hosting a zine-making activity. More HERE.

Raven Spirit at Evergreen

Raven Spirit Dance, which has SCA alumni Starr Muranko as Co-Artistic Director and Jeanette Kotowich as as Artistic Associate, are presenting "new work-in-progress pieces from Raven Spirit and the artists of the Pakitinam Choreographers Circle, a residency program for Emerging Indigenous Choreographers," on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Evergreen Cultural Centre's Rehearsal Hall (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). More HERE.

Le Sigh Issue 14

Issue 14 of Le Sigh, the "multilingual online exhibition space and art magazine" from SCA alumnus Didier Morelli and Charlene K. Lau, is out now. Read it HERE.

Triana's Intro to Flamenco & Tablao Triana Flamenco

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana​ is teaching "Intro to Flamenco" workshops on June 17 & 14, 2024, from 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert St., Vancouver). More HERE. Also, Triana is performing as part of Tablao Triana Flamenco on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Anza Club (3 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Next at Boombox  

Running May 16 – 18, 2024, the next shows at Boombox, a performance space run by SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi and Francesca Frewer and Sierra Megas in a 53 foot shipping container (located at 44 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver), include Kait Ramsden + steph cyr, Frewer, and Leo D.E Johnson, presented with support from Company 605. More HERE.


Upcoming from Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC)! SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Calderon, who's also the Dramaturg, Public Engagement for PTC, is presenting UNSCRIPTED: Deep Fried on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 6:00 PM at PL 1422 (1422 William St., Vancouver), featuring Peter Abando and Kimmortal, plus a conversation by Davey and his collaborators with SCA alumnus Anjela Magpantay. More HERE.

Sound Palace 6

SCA alumnus Nancy Tam curated Sound Palace 6, an "Evening of Immersive Music," on Saturday May 11, 2024, at 7:30 PM in Vancouver Community College's Broadway Auditorium (1155 E. Broadway, Vancouver), featuring SCA alumni Shervin Zarkalam, Paul Paroczai, and Lief Hall, presented by the Hard Rubber New Music Society. More HERE.

Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire

SCA PhD student Daisy Thompson (Dance Artist) and SCA alumni Sophie Dow (Dance Artist), Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull (co-artistic directors of Chimerik 似不像 as the Lighting Design, Projection & Audiovisual Playback System Support Team), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), Kayleigh Sandomirsky (Stage Manager), and Brian Postalian (Producer) are all part of O.Dela Arts' Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire, which runs May 17 & 18, 2024, at Animatrik Studios (4088 1st Ave., Burnaby). More HERE.

Loscil's Umbel

SCA alumnus Scott Morgan (Loscil) is releasing a Umbel, a new "photo zine" and album, on May 31, 2024, limited to 300 copies. Also, Morgan is having a "series of deep listening sessions in 4DSOUND" at Lobe Studio (713 E. Hastings St., Vancouver) on May 31 & June 1, 2024, at 6:00 PM and 7:45 PM each night. Head HERE for more about Umbel, and head HERE for tickets for the deep listening sessions.

Adler's Autumn-Winter 24/25 colours

Here are some work-in-progress shots from SCA alumnus Barbara Adler​ of the latest iteration of her speakers with their "Autumn-Winter 24/25 colours." Next comes some "hyperbolic crochet" and then playback of "environmental sound pieces by Why Choir, Aram Bajakian, Jen Yakamovich, Julia Ulehla and (SCA alumnus) Toni-Leah C. Yake, commissioned by The Only Animal" (for which Adler is the Artistic Director), all of which will come together during Adler's upcoming Project Space Residency with the Sunshine Coast Arts Council (5714 Medusa St., Sechelt). See them HERE.

221A Fellowship Shortlist Exhibition

221A (700 – 825 Pacific St., Vancouver) have announced Asia Jong as the Curator for the upcoming 221A Fellowship Shortlist Exhibition, set to run June 3 – July 31, 2024, featuring SCA alumni Katayoon Yousefbigloo and Lauren Crazybull and Anne Riley, Christian Vistan, Damla Tamer, Jordan Hill, Manuel Axel Strain, Odera Igbokwe, and Soloman Chiniquay. More HERE.

Horror in Seconds calling soon

Submissions to Doaa Magdy's Horror in Seconds Festival, dedicated to 60-seconds-or-less horror shorts from emerging BIPOC filmmakers (and now including international filmmakers), open on July 1, 2024. Follow Horror in Seconds on Instagram to stay up to date.

SCA in Dancing on the Edge

Read Stir Vancouver on the just-announced lineup for the 2024 edition of the Dancing on the Edge Festival, running June 13 – 22, which includes SCA alumnus Tomoyo Yamada and the Clala Project's Uchi うち (with SCA alumni Christian Ching as Lighting Designer, Sam Mason as Projection Designer, and Shion Skye Carter, Anja Graham, Charlotte Telfer-Wan, and Kevin Soo-Locsin as Performers) and Gravity in Your Eyes by Furious Grace Dance Theatre (SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad and Sophia Saugstad). Read it HERE.

SCA in rEvolver Festival

There's great SCA alumni participation in the 2024 edition of Upintheair Theatre’s rEvolver Festival, which runs May 22 – June 2 at The Cultch, including: Jonathon Kim (lighting for Multi – Vs), Jami Reimer's Soft tongues: a bioacoustic opera (which has Czarina Agustines, Sara van Gaalen, Eve Middleton-Meyer, Lauren Han, and Ruby Maher as performers and Mena El Shazly as co-Video Editor, Bernice Paet as Stage Manager, and Maddy Woodly as Assistant Stage Manager), Sarah Hin Ching U's Silent Howl has Alexandra Caprara as Video Designer, Olympia Tomasta's Cloaks (which has Stephen Hass and Avery Chapman as performers and Wenwei Zhou as Stage Manager), Garvin Chan's What the F-Word is Going On? (which has Jesse Del Fierro, Samantha Walters, Eve Middleton-Meyer, Cindy Kao, and Brett Hubich as "Panelists"), The Midnight Parade is a collaborative project with Blake Hobson-Dimas and Tamlin Vetter, and Please Wait While We Connect You by The Troika Collective (which includes Aliya Griffin, Caroline Sniatynski, and Manuela Sosa). Check out the whole Festival overview HERE. If we missed anyone, please let us know!

Bruton's Creative Sound Workshop

SCA alumnus Rebecca Bruton is hosting Sonic Geomancy: Creative Sound Workshop, on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, in the Abattoir Studio at cSpace King Edward (1721 29 Ave. SW, Calgary). More HERE.

first date face/sex with an ex

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum has released a new song, first date face/sex with an ex, which Sum says is number 9 out of a suite of 18 songs, with the rest coming soon. Listen to it on YouTube HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S5E01

Listen to S5E01 of How Would Lubitsch Do It? with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Chris Cassingham on Lubitsch's Angel (1937). Listen HERE.

May 10, 2024