SCA | Quick News | November 25, 2022

Lam shows

Current SCA MFA student Tung Pang Lam's work The Great Escape is part of the exhibition Beyond the Mountain: Contemporary Chinese Artists on the Classical Forms, which is ongoing now at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (1400 East Prospect Street). Lam is also having a solo exhibition, Past Continuous Tense, at the Asian Art Museum (Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco), Opening December 16, 2022.

Pavsek roundup

The SCA's Christopher Pavsek has been busy: he completed an artist residency at the Taft-Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities Education in Montana from June – August, 2022, working on his experimental documentary, The Evening News, featuring the SCA's Erika Latta doing the voice-over for the film. His other experimental documentary, Scenes from Desert, which screened on the lobby screen array here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts from March 10 – 25, 2022, is having its festival premiere at the 2023 Ann Arbor Film Festival, which runs March 21 – 26, supported by a Small SSHRC Explore Research Grant. Finally, he's having a two-month artist residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland, also in March 2023, where he'll be working on a new film about the landscape of northern Iceland.  


Vertixe Sonora are performing the SCA's Mauricio Pauly's HOMICONMADOABLO on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 6:00 PM at the Teatro Cine Colón in Bonares, Spain, as part of the NueBo Festival, along with works by Panayiotis Kokoras, Inés Badalo, Nuno Pinto, and Esaias Järnegard. More HERE.

Marks' Seeing in the Dark

The SCA's Laura U. Marks has contributed the essay "Seeing in the Dark: A Talismanic Hack into the Carbon Footprint of ICT" to the anthology Dark Eden: Transdisciplinary Imaging, which grew out of the The Sixth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, running in Sydney and online from November 6 – 8, 2020. More HERE.

I had a dream about this place – sounds great, looks great, too

For music fans who appreciate a tangible connection, check out this photo shoot for NO HAY BANDA's new album I had a dream about this place, which includes works by the SCA's Sabrina Schroeder and Mauricio Pauly, along with works by Anthony Tan and Andrea Young. Also, read a review (in French) of the album HERE.

On Yun and Angel’s Bone

Read a deep backgrounder on Du Yun by Olivia Shortt for Musicworks. Turning Point Ensemble, which has the SCA's Owen Underhill as its conductor and Artistic Director, joins Arraymusic, Re:Naissance Opera, Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre, and Loose TEA Music & Theatre to present the Canadian premiere of Du Yun's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Angel’s Bone on November 25 & 26, 2022, at 7:30 PM, and November 27 at 2:00 PM at the Annex Theatre (823 Seymour St., Vancouver). Read it HERE.

Smulovitz scores POWER of the RIVER

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz did the score for Greg I. Hamilton's POWER of the RIVER: Expedition to the Heart of Water in Bhutan, which has its "World Broadcast Premiere" on January 8, 2023. More HERE.

UNSCRIPTED Mermaid Springs' daily series

Of the many good, viable reasons to follow the good folks at Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC​) on Instagram, a new one is the daily series of "PTC Platforms" posts from The Public Swoon's (the SCA's Barbara Adler and Kyla Gardiner) UNSCRIPTED Mermaid Springs project until December 2, 2022. Follow them HERE.

Tomasta plays Geisel

Third year SCA student Olympia Tomasta is playing Madge Geisel in Holmes for the Holidays, running December 14 – 17, 2022, at 7:30 PM (with an extra 3:00 PM show on December 17), at the Evergreen Cultural Centre's Studio Theatre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC). More HERE.  

Pelan in UPROAR

SCA student Paris Pelan is a member of UPROAR, the BC Lion's football team. Click through to Pelan's Instagram for more shots of her in uniform. Meet the whole team HERE.

Chamale on Twitch

SCA alumnus and rice & beans theatre Artistic Director Pedro Chamale has begun streaming live on Twitch as he readies himself for his "24 HOUR STREAM A THON for giving Tuesday" (Tuesday, November 29, 2022). Click through to watch HERE.

Big City at The Lido

Big City, the duo of SCA MFA student Katayoon Yousefbigloo and PhD student (and MFA alumnus) Dave Biddle, are playing a FREE show with Stereo Out from Olympia, WA, on Friday, November 25, 2022, at The Lido (518 East Broadway, Vancouver). More HERE.

You Touch Me trailer

Watch a trailer for Arash Khakpour and SCA alumnus and current Session Instructor Emmalena Fredriksson's You Touch Me, which runs December 8 – 10, 2022, at 8:00 PM at The Dance Centre (77 Davie St, Vancouver), with a post-show artist talkback on December 9, presented as part of The Dance Centre's Global Dance Connections 2022-2023 series. Watch it HERE.

Wong, Siu, and Tam at GENesis 2022

SCA alumni Adrienne Wong is the moderator of the panel "Non Traditional Modalities In Presentation: Zoom, Vr, Games," which includes SCA alumni Remy Siu and Nancy Tam. Presented as part of GENesis 2022: VANCOUVER, the panel takes place on November 25, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver). More HERE.

Morelli on Feedback #6

Read SCA alumnus Didier Morelli on Feedback #6: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts, which ran March 17 – August 14, 2022, at Montreal's Fonderie Darling, for C Magazine. Read it HERE.

Cleave, Monteiro, and A. Branch talk work

Watch SCA alumni Sena Cleave, Vitória Monteiro, and A. Branch talk about their work in the exhibition I have forgotten my umbrella, which was curated by the SCA's Kathy Slade, at the Mónica Reyes Gallery​ (602 E Hastings St., Vancouver)⁠, running November 12 – December 9, 2022. Watch Cleave HERE, Monteiro HERE, and A. Branch HERE.

O'Brien illustrates Christmas Presence

SCA alumnus Keely O'Brien contributed a cute "kid's book" style illustration for Pacific Theatre’s Christmas Presence, which runs December 11 – 13 & December 20 – 22, 2022, at 8:00 PM at the Pacific Theatre (1440 W 12th Ave., Vancouver). See it HERE.

Vickers and Sound for UNYA

SCA alumni Charlene Vickers and Michelle Sound contributed to Lattimer Gallery’s Annual Charity Bentwood Boxes event, which raises funds to support the Urban Native Youth Association. Running November 26 – December 10, 2022, the auction concludes with an in-person event on December 10 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Lattimer Gallery’s location at 1590 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver. More HERE.

2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference

Attention all SCA students! Submissions are now open for project proposals for the 2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference. Deadline to apply is January 20, 2023. More HERE.

In an archipelago in an app

Download Standing Wave's interactive app version of SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's "completely modular" In an archipelago (for both Apple and Google), which was also just performed live by Standing Wave on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Toronto's St. George by the Grange (30 Stephanie St.).

PuSh announced

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival announced their 2023 programming, which includes Electric Company Theatre's An Undeveloped Sound, featuring SCA alumni Scott Morgan (Loscil) as the composer and Sophie Tang as the lighting designer, and Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen's The Seventh Fire, "an immersive audio performance inspired by ceremony." More HERE.

IndigenousGround Training

SCA alumni Tasha Faye Evans, Jeanette Kotowich, and Starr Muranko are all participating in Raven Spirit Dance Society's IndigenousGround Training Intensive, which runs online and in-person at The Dance Centre from December 8 – 11, 2022. More HERE.

K Body and Mind extended  

K Body and Mind by A Wake of Vultures, the project-based interdisciplinary performance company of SCA alumni Conor Wylie, Nancy Tam, and Daniel O'Shea, has been extended as part of BEST OF VAFF26, which runs online until November 27, 2022. More HERE.

Robinson wins a Wallace Berry Award

Congratulations to SCA alumnus Dylan Robinson, who won a 2022 Wallace Berry Award for the excellent Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies, published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2020, which also won 2021 Best First Book from the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, the 2020 Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award, and the 2021 Ann Saddlemyer Award from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research. More HERE.

Sound interviewed

Read an interview with SCA alumnus Michelle Sound with Sahar Rahmanian about Sound's exhibition Aunties Holding It Together, which ran at the Burrard Arts Foundation from August 18 – October 22, 2022. Read it HERE.


FUTUREFUTURES, a collaborative film by Director Brian J. Johnson and Company 605 that features SCA alumni Shion Skye Carter, Antonio Somera Jr., and Billy Marchenski, SCA MFA student and current SCA instructor Justine A. Chambers, and even SFU Burnaby itself (and that's also showing for FREE on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 5:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre here at SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver) as part of F O R M), will be streaming on CBC Gem as a five episode series, starting November 28, 2022. Watch a trailer HERE.

Arenas, our Ambassador

Meet Goran Arenas, an offbeat, funny guy who's also the SCA's new Social Media Ambassador. Here's the bio he shared with us:⁠

Hello, my name is Goran and I am in my first year of Art Performance and Cinema Studies. I enjoy music and being on the road. I love dogs and my favourite color is red. I moved to Canada from Mexico at the age of 10 and speak Spanish fluently. My goal as ambassador is to make entertaining content for SCA students.⁠

Follow the SCA on TikTok to see his handiwork.

Strom tours with Tsang and Konyves

SCA PhD student and Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Ave.) curator Jordan Strom is leading a "two-part tour" and conversation with artist Henry Tsang, about his exhibition Tansy Point, and Tom Konyves, guest curator of Poets with a Video Camera, on Saturday, November 26, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. More HERE.

Peripheral Review's 2022 print publication  

Peripheral Review, the art magazine edited by SCA alumni Lauren Lavery, is having a live + online launch event for their "brand new 2022 print publication," at READ Books ( Emily Carr University of Art + Design – 520 E 1st Ave., Vancouver) on Thursday, December 1, 2022, starting at 5:00 PM (PST) / 8:00 PM (EST). RSVP HERE.

MENA panels

SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine, one of the busy founders of The MENA Film Festival, which runs November 26 – December 1, 2022, at the VIFF Center (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver), shares links to two festival-related panels: You say MENA, I say SWANA. What’s in an Acronym? on Sunday, November 27, at 12:30 PM, and From Zaatar to Wild Salmon: Protecting Indigenous Sovereignty on Sunday, November 27, at 6:15 PM, both also at the VIFF Centre.

Sum on vinyl

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's New Age Attitudes is now available on vinyl, and it looks excellent! Click through to her Instagram to have a look-see, then click throigh to her webstore to grab a copy – quick! 

Dark Dials at the Princeton

Dark Dials, the sci-fi-loving psychedelic dark wave group featuring the SCA's Christopher Anderson, is playing on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 8:00 PM at the Princeton Pub (1901 Powell St., Vancouver) with 20 Explosive Hits! More HERE.

Keller's Vacancy

Current SCA student Carson Keller, who was just in the Refraction, the SCA Fall 2022 Repertory Dance Show, has released a new single, Vacancy. Listen to it on your preferred platform HERE.

Szepty/Whispers Q&A

Read a Q&A with Szepty/Whispers director Jivesh Parasram, who's also artistic director of Rumble Theatre. Running December 1 – 4, 2022, at Progress Lab 1422 (1422 William St., Vancouver) and presented as part of Pi Theatre's Pi Provocateurs Series, the production includes SCA alumni Caroline MacCaull (New Media/Projection Designer), Sammy Chien (New Media/Projection Mentor), Cindy Mochizuki (Scenography Designer), and David Mesiha (Sound Designer & Composer), as well as current SCA student Jack Chipman (Caption Designer) working behind the scenes. Read it HERE.

East Van Panto reviewed

Read a Stir Vancouver review of Theatre Replacement's East Van Panto: The Little Mermaid, featuring SCA alumnus Amanda Sum as Ariel, which to January 1, 2023, at The Cultch's York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver). Read it HERE.

Prost's Heavy Petting at Cineworks  

SCA alumnus and current sessional Instructor Brendan Prost's film Heavy Petting is showing at Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society (1131 Howe Street, Vancouver) tonight – Friday, November 25, 2022 – at 7:00 PM. Email for more info.

November 25, 2022