SCA | Quick News | May 19, 2023

Convocation time!

Hello, soon-to-be SCA grads! The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Convocation & Reception, featuring 2023 FCAT Dean's Convocation Medal winner Emma Savić Kallesøe as the student speaker, is Friday, June 9, 2023. RSVP HERE.

Yoon tours and talk

Vicki Kwon, Associate Curator of Korean Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, is holding a tour of the SCA's Jin-me Yoon's Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 6:00 PM at The Image Centre (33 Gould St., Toronto). Kwon is also holding a tour of the exhibition in Korean on Wednesday, July 19, as well. Yoon will also be in conversation with Euijung McGillis, Assistant Curator of the Photographs Collection at the National Gallery of Canada, on June 14 at 4:00 PM (EST) via Zoom. Scotiabank Photography Award: Jin-me Yoon is at The Image Centre’s Main Gallery and University Gallery until August 5, 2023. More HERE.

Marks and Kong on The Aesthetics of Small-File Cinema

The SCA's Laura U. Marks collaborated with SCA PhD student Yani Kong on the text, “You can’t look into my eyes.” The Aesthetics of Small-File Cinema, for Unthinking Photography, which is "an online platform produced by the digital programme at The Photographers' Gallery." Read it HERE.

Through My Lens and asses.masses in FOLDA

The fast upcoming 2023 Folda: Festival of Live Digital Art includes Through My Lens by Amy Amantea and the SCA's James Long (Theatre Replacement), which runs June 7 – 10 at various times in the Gordon Vogt Film Screening Room at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St. W., Kingston), and SCA alumni Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim's asses.masses on June 8 at 4:00 PM in the Power Corporation of Canada Studio Theatre, which is also in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. More HERE.

Shihab's Jaddoland and Familial(ar)

For folks in the USA (and those savvy internet users elsewhere), the SCA's Nadia Shihab's film Jaddoland is streaming for FREE on the WORLD Channel's America ReFramed. (And belated happy 100th birthday to Shihab's grandfather, who appears in the film.) More HERE. Also, if you're in Michigan, it's your last chance to catch Familial(ar) at the Anton Art Center (125 Macomb Pl, Mt Clemens), featuring work from the SCA's Nadia Shahib. 

TPE tour update

Read a tour update from the SCA's Owen Underhill, who's on a European tour with the Turning Point Ensemble, which he's the Artistic Director and conductor for. Read it HERE.

DOXA winners

With juries that included the SCA's Nadia Shihab (DOXA Feature Documentary Award) and SCA alumnus Jaewoo Kang (the inaugural Elevate Award), the 2023 DOXA Documentary Film Festival has announced this year's winners. Read the list HERE.

Saugstad and Raven Spirit Dance win

The Dance Centre announced SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad is the recipient of the biennial Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, and the Raven Spirit Dance Society, which has SCA alumnus Starr Muranko as co-Artistic Director (with Michelle Olson) and SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich as an Artistic Associate, as the winner of the Isadora Award for Excellence in Choreography. More HERE. Also, here's Stir Vancouver on the winners, too.

Make rice balls and seed bombs with Art Action Earwig

Art Action Earwig 예술행동그룹 이어위그, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, are holding a "rice balls and seed bombs" workshop (cook-shop?) on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, in the outdoor farm classroom at Nanaimo Foodshare Society's Park Avenue Farm (933 Park Ave.), presented in support of their exhibition Give Birth Love Tooth at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, which runs to June 25, 2023. RSVP HERE.

Double book launch

Unit/Pitt Society for Art & Critical Awareness is holding a double book launch for ReIssue's Year 2 Anthology, which has SCA alumns and PhD student Casey Wei as editor, and a "Project Catalogue 2020–2022" for UNIT/PITT's I Spy… exhibition series on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at 5:00 PM at the Or Gallery's bookstore (236 E Pender St., Vancouver).

Saragih's signage  

Check out these great crocheted signs by SCA visual art student Kira (Kinar) Saragih, titled Iklan sedot WC di tiang listrik (2023), which she produced for the summer intersession studio class run by the SCA's Raymond Boisjoly. See them HERE.

Peripheral Review​ – extended spring sale

Founded by SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery​ and Adriana Lademann and edited by Lavery, Peripheral Review​ has extended their Spring Sale until Friday May 31, 2023. Even more, you can purchase anything on their site for 20% off using the coupon code MAKEROOM! Get shopping!  

Order of the New Hyphae

SCA alumnus Samantha Walters' Order of the New Hyphae is part of Rumble Theatre's upcoming Tremors Festival, which runs May 18 – 20, 2023, at Progress Lab 1422 (1422 William St., Vancouver). More HERE.


Win two tickets to SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Calderon's BIG QUEER FILIPINO KARAOKE NIGHT! Streaming ONLINE, which runs Friday, June 2, 8:00 PM & Saturday, June 3, 8:45 PM, presented as part of Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver Festival. All you need to do is follow Upintheair Theatre (on Instagram and / or Facebook) and tag a friend in their BIG QUEER FILIPINO KARAOKE NIGHT! posts.  

Gachet's shows closing!

SCA alumnus and Gallery Gachet​ Artistic Director Olumoroti George gave a tour of Dialectics of Fugitivity and A Bag Full Of Acorns, A Bag Full Of Ashes on Friday, May 19, 2023. If you missed the tour, you can still catch the shows: both exhibitions close Saturday, May 20!

Different Than Before director interviewed

Pancouver interviewed Mayumi Yoshida 吉田真由美, who directed the Juno-nominated video for SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's song Different Than Before. Read it HERE.

Stir on Ermacora and Johnson

Here's Stir Vancouver on SCA alumni Ryan Ermacora and Jessica Johnson's upcoming retrospective of solo and collaborative documentary shorts at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St., Vancouver), as well as their 2022 feature Anyox and Sharon Lockhart's , which Ermacora and Johnson selected to screen, as well. Read it HERE.

Murao screens and curates

SCA alumnus Natalie Murao's film Blue Garden is screening at the Future of Film Showcase on May 18 at 7:15 PM at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (259 Richmond St. W), the Center for Asian American Media Festival on May 20 at 12:00 PM at the SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (151 3rd St.), and the Vancouver Short Film Festival on June 4 at 5:00 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St.). Also, Murao is the curator of おやすみ (oyasumi), a screening of of Japanese Canadian short films, including SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki's Amabie, which runs Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 7:00 PM at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St., Vancouver), co-presented with the Powell Street Festival.

The Tyee and Stir on Happy Valley

Read The Tyee (HERE) and Stir Vancouver (HERE) on SCA alumnus Derek Chan 陳嘉昊's Happy Valley, which runs May 25 – June 4, 2023, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver), presented with rice & beans theatre, and featuring SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay (Director), Heidi Taylor (Dramaturg), Megan Lane (Set/Props/Costume Designer), Andie Lloyd (Video Designer), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), and Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong / Sapphire Haze (Sound Design) behind the scenes.

Hill's M*****⁠ at the CAG

SCA alumnus Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill is opening her exhibiiton, M*****⁠, on May 25, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver), alongside openings for Sesemiya's s7ulh waḵáy̓stn iy ta stamsh cht and Dionne Lee's Ratios. All three exhibitions run May 26 – September 3. Also in support of their exhibitions, Hill, Lee, and Sesemiya are having a public conversation with SCA alumnus Lorna Brown on May 27 at 12:00 PM, and CAG Curator Godfre Leung is holding a tour on June 6 at 6:00 PM. More info and RSVP links HERE.

Small File deadline!

The deadline for the 2023 Small File Media Festival is July 1, 2023. Crunch your stuff – maximum 1.44 MB – and submit! More HERE. Also, in good news / bad news, the Small File team is holding a free two-day workshop at The Cinematheque, who will be hosting the 2023 edition of the festival, on May 20 + 21, 2023, but it's already sold out! Alas!

Jardins sans murs / Gardens Without Walls

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli, taking over from Ji-Yoon Han, curated Jardins sans murs / Gardens Without Walls, "an online platform dedicated to presenting five performance videos made during the winter of 2023," including Rachel Echenberg, Kadi Lavoie-La, Pascale Théoret-Groulx, Cynthia G.Renard, and Eve Sage-t, for the Fondation Grantham for the Arts and the Environment. Check back each Wednesday in May for a new film HERE.

SFU Woodward's Artscape

The good folks in SFU Woodward's have a podcast, Artscape, where they talk to performers and groups they work with, like this episode featuring SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman talking about Graveyards and Gardens, her collaborative work with Caroline Shaw, which SFU Woodward's co-presented with Music on Main this April. Listen HERE.

Voices of the Street Launch

Our friends and colleagues in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement are co-hosting Megaphone's 2023 Voices of the Street Launch: Losing Hope, Finding Home on May 26 at 6:30 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), featuring "heartfelt stories and readings from a handful of Voices of the Street writers, insight from community photographers, and a special poetry reading from Vancouver's Poet Laureate, Fiona Tinwei Lam." More HERE.

Work (with) The River Clyde

If you're in Prince Edward Island (or planning to relocate), The River Clyde Pageant, founded by SCA alumni Megan Stewart and dearly missed faculty member Ker Wells in 2015, is looking for a Season Producer, Volunteer Coordinator, and an Accessibility Coordinator. Full info HERE.

McMann up for two SSIFs

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is nominated in the categories MUSIC IN THE ARTS (for Muskwa's Mountain Home) and POW WOW / HAND DRUM / FIDDLE / INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (for Incandescent Tales) at the 2023 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival awards. Good luck! More HERE.

Yoshida interviewed

Pancouver interviewed Mayumi Yoshida 吉田真由美, who directed the Juno-nominated video for SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's song Different Than Before. Read it HERE.

Dear Friends & 2

The second edition of the Western Front​ and The Capilano Review​ FREE monthly reading series, Dear Friends &, hosted by SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross and Kiel Torres, in on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 7:30 PM, featuring Leanne Dunic, Cristina Holman, and Dallas Hunt, presented with support from Kootenay School of Writing. RSVP HERE.

Tam's Sound Palace

Curated by SCA alumnus Nancy Tam, the third edition of Sound Palace, "a sonic and visual exploration of pop, electronica, jazz, composition, noise, video-music installation and projections" on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Vancouver Community College (1155 E. Broadway, Vancouver), features SCA alumni Charlie Cooper, Alex Mah, and c.o. valenza, SCA MFA student Jami Reimer, and Chris Ross-Ewart. Tickets HERE.

withintensions' green

withintensions, the online art mag produced by SCA alumni, is calling for submissions for its next issue on the theme of Green. Submit by May 31. More HERE.

Magdy's Restorative Yoga

Starting June 2, 2023, SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy is holding Restorative Yoga on Fridays at 7:00 PM at Green Room Yoga (2645 E Hastings St, Vancouver).

Kong​ on Tergesen

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong​ on Svava Tergesen for Galleries West​. Read it HERE.

Maddock's Clear in the River

SCA alumnus Rachel Maddock​ is presenting Clear in the River on Sunday, May 28, as part of North Van Arts​' Arts in the Garden. More HERE.

Ask a Pro with Peters​ and Tran

CADA/West​ reps SCA alumnus Deanna Peters​ and Victor “Savage” Tran are hosting ASK A PRO on June 3, 2023, at Saskatchewan's Danceland Ballroom (511 Lake Ave., Manitou Beach) as part of the LEAD conference, presented by Dance Saskatchewan​. More HERE.

Jesuino's Creative Residency

SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuino is developing his work Variacões during his Creative Residency with Eighth & Eight​, which is an initiative led by the Massey Theatre​. Find out more about Jesuino and his work HERE.

Congratulations, Fegor!

SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor (Fegor) Obuwoma is the recipient of Artspeak​'s 2023 Emerging Curatorial Residency! Congratulations, Fegor!

Sum and Wallgrin play TO

SCA alumni Amanda Sum​ and Wallgrin​ are performing as part of Women In Music BC​'s Toronto Showcase & Networking Event on Monday, June 5, 2023, from 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM (EDT) at The Baby G (1608 Dundas St., W.). RSVP HERE.

Aoki at Open Space

SCA alumnus Jennifer Aoki is presenting her dance film Echoes of Silence: A Conversation, featuring Aoki, Carolyn Nakagawa, and Andrea Mariko Grant, on May 24, 2023, at 7:30 PM at Victoria's Open Space (510 Fort St., 2nd floor), followed by a poetry reading by Carolyn Nakagawa, and a conversation moderated by Dr Andrea Mariko Grant. More HERE.

Gan's BIPOC Workshop + Jam

SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan is hosting a BIPOC Workshop + Jam w/ Natalie Tin Yin Gan on Sunday May 28, 2023, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at EDAM Dance​ (303 East 8th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

VAB photographs Endless Summer

Vancouver Art Blog shared some installations shots on their Instagram of SCA alumni Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey's exhibition Endless Summer, which is at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art (2121 Lonsdale Ave,, North Vancouver) until June 17, presented as part of the 2023 Capture Photography Festival.  

EGG winners at Green Auto

Catch Divorcer (we assume featuring SCA students and / or alumni), the recipients of the SCA Theatre Student Union's inaugural Emerging Growth Grant, at Green Auto Body (1822 Pandora St., Vancouver) on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 8:00 PM, celebrating the release of their EGG-supported album Espionage. More HERE.

Coming Out of Chaos: A Vancouver Dance Story

Congratulations on winning the Award for Living Heritage at the City of Vancouver 2023 Heritage Awards to the team at Karen Jamieson Dance​ behind Coming Out of Chaos: A Vancouver Dance Story, "an archival research and oral history project that reflects on the collaborative performance work Coming Out of Chaos (1982) to unravel its influence and its place in the emergence of contemporary dance in Vancouver from the 1960s to the present day," which intersects with the early development of the dance department here at the SCA.  

All Over the Map 2023

SCA alumni Jessica McMann and Jhoely Triana and SCA PhD student Edward Sembatya are all participating in New Works' FREE All Over the Map 2023 programing, which runs Sunday, July 16, and Sunday, August 13, 2023, at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, at the Granville Island Picnic Pavilion (267 Old Bridge Walk, Vancouver). More HERE.

U in Lions Park

SCA alumnus Sarah Hin Ching U 余衍晴 has started her residency at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way) as part of the City of Port Coquitlam's Artist-in-Residence program, where she'll be working on Stratum, "an outdoor performance installation combining dance and textile arts," and running a few free public workshops. More HERE.

Basanta's Every Beloved Object

SCA alumnus Adam Basanta's exhibition Every Beloved Object is at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington​ (143 Simpson Ave., Bowmanville, Ontario) from May 13 – August 27, 2023. More HERE.

Maddock and Gamboa in Dance Central Spring 2023

SCA alumni Rachel Silver Maddock and Tin Gamboa both contribute to The Dance Centre at Scotiabank Dance Centre's Dance Central Spring 2023 magazine. Read it online HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S2E08

SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Kristin Thompson discuss Lubitsch's The Loves of the Pharaoh (1922). Listen HERE.

May 19, 2023