SCA | Quick News | October 13, 2023

Maier's Re-wilding Synthetic Natures

Listen to mix and read an essay on "Re-wilding Synthetic Natures — Acoustic Ecology and Machine Listening" in the Technosphere by the SCA's Stefan Maier, presented by Cashmere Radio. Listen and read HERE.

Hopeful Monster reviewed

Read a review (in French) of Hopeful Monster, the new album by Eve Egoyan and the SCA's Mauricio Pauly, which is out now from No Hay Discos. Read it HERE

The Tempest reviewed

Read Stir Vancouver review of Studio 58's production of The Tempest, which runs October 5 – 22, 2023, at Langara College (100 W. 49 Ave., Vancouver), featuring the SCA's Kyla Gardiner as the Lighting Designer. Read it HERE.

Buy a Slade

C Magazine​ is sharing images on their Instagram of the work in its 19th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction, including of the SCA's Kathy Slade's Untitled (Charcoal) 3, a rubbing of Nietzsche's rock! Held online, bidding runs November 4 – 13, 2023. More HERE.

The Last Halloween

The SCA's Corbin Saleken, who's our Film and Video Resource Specialist, is having a free public screening of his short documentary, The Last Halloween, on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 6:30 PM in the Black Box Studio at Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society (1131 Howe St., Vancouver). Email for more info.

Spooky Postcard Show

The SCA's Suze Shore is participating in One More Life's "pop up" Spooky Postcard Show, which runs Friday, October 27, from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Saturday, October 28, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Tangible Interaction (160 – 220 Victoria Dr., Vancouver). More HERE.

El Shazly's The Rain

SCA MFA student Mena El Shazly's short film, The Rain, is screening as part of Touching Nature Touching You, presented by Toronto artist-run initiative Pleasure Dome, which is streaming online from October 10 – 17, 2023. More HERE.

Sum and Mochizuki in Intersecting: Interdisciplinary Artist Series

SCA alumni Amanda Sum and Cindy Mochizuki are participating in Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance's online Intersecting: Interdisciplinary Artist Series, with Sum (and TBA co-host) on October 30, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, and Mochizuki and co-host CS Fergusson-Vaux on November 13, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. More info and RSVP links HERE.

Prairie Dusk on tour

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is taking her new album, Prairie Dusk, on tour, including a show on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 7:30 PM at The Annex (823 Seymour St., Vancouver), presented by Re:Naissance as part of IndieFest. More HERE.

VOCE does great programming

Our friends and colleagues – indeed, comrades – in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement always have great programing, including the FREE event African Song Cycle with Thokozani Mhlambi on Monday, October 23, 2023, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), and the FREE event The Indigenous Rights Declaration: From Policy to Practice with Khelsilem on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, also in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre. For more info, RSVP links, and a longer list of VOCE events, head HERE to read their latest newsletter (and follow them on Instagram, too). If all that sounds good to you and you wish you could be involved, they're also looking for a new Communications Coordinator.

Chaos Emblematic housewarms UNIT PITT

Founded by SCA alumnus Britt Angus and Nicolas Black Elk, Chaos Emblematic, which Angus is also the Artistic Director of, is performing on October 21, 2023, from 7:00 PM – late, as part of Unit/Pitt Society for Art & Critical Awareness's "housewarming" at their new location at 2954 West 4th Ave., Vancouver. More HERE.

Chandra at the Arts Club

SCA alumnus Arthi Chandra is the new Artist-in-Residence with the Arts Club Theatre Company. More HERE.

Horror in Seconds at the VPL

SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy and filmmaker Kayla Black are hosting Horror in Seconds: Film Festival Opening Teaser on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Vancouver Public Library's Central Library (350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver). More info and RSVP link HERE.

Veto's new site

SCA alumnus Vitória Monteiro has a new website, where we learned that they're the "Acting Curator of Learning and Engagement at the Contemporary Art Gallery, along with serving as the Board President at grunt gallery." Check it out HERE.

Milton in the LIVE Biennale

SCA alumnus Elizabeth Milton's Queen Tilly and the Marys, "a raucous response to musical theatre that explores comedic absurdity, camp materiality and the radical potential of intergenerational play," runs Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 7:00 PM (doors) at VIVO Media Arts Centre​ (2625 Kaslo St., Vancouver), presented as part of the LIVE Biennale. More HERE.

For hire

Need a good looking, well-deigned small-file website? Consider SCA alumnus Deanna Peters for the job!

Stir on Kindred Tracings

Read Stir Vancouver on the exhibition Kindred Tracings, featuring work by SCA alumni Michelle Sound and Minahil Bukhari, which opened October 12, 2023, and runs to January 21, 2024, at the Burnaby Art Gallery (6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby). Read it HERE.

Sappier-Paul's PEI Residency

SCA alumnus and Skoden Indigenous Film Festival​ co-founder (and co-teacher) Carr Sappier-Paul​ is participating in a Prince Edward Island Residency with the Mawi'Art​: Wabanaki Artist Collective at the Nature Space Resort & Retreat Centre (631 St Peters Harbour Rd., Morell) from October 10 – 16, 2023, with an Open Studio Day on Saturday, October 14.

Triana at The Dance Centre

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana shares a night with Calle Verde on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 12:00 PM at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), presented as part of The Dance Centre's Discover Dance! series. More HERE.

Saugstad's Creation Residency

SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad is at the Sointula Athletic Hall until October 19, 2023, for a BC Movement Arts Society Creation Residency.

NW In Practice

SCA alumnus and current MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg is offering a workshop on "Interdisciplinary Approaches" with Matt Clarke on Sunday, October 29, 2023, from 3:45 PM – 6:45 PM, as part of New Works' NW In Practice 2023-24 series, curated by SCA alumni Carolina Bergonzoni and Lisa Gelley, presented in partnership with The Dance Centre, where the workshop is taking place (677 Davie St., Vancouver). More HERE.

The Array 2023: An Exquisitely Sensitive Machine

The Array is back, this time with the theme "An Exquisitely Sensitive Machine," and includes events by The Library Performance Collective (SCA alumni Arthi Chandra and Howard Dai, and SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara), Jarin Schexnider (the Artistic Director of What Lab) with SCA alumnus Alexa Fraser as Costume Designer, and Upintheair Theatre's own David Mott, Andrea joy Rideout (who's an SCA alumnus), and Sarah Roa. The Array runs October 26 – 28, 2023, at 7:30 PM, at What Lab (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Yousefbigloo plays the Experimental Artist Archive launch

SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo is performing at the Currently Arts Society's launch of their Experimental Artist Archive on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 7:30 PM at The Toast (242 E. Pender St., Vancouver). Also, check out the archive HERE.

Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing: Ways of Being and Seeing

The Only Animal, which has SCA alumnus Barbara Adler as its new Artistic Director, is presenting Rosemary Georgeson and Lara Aysal's Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing: Ways of Being and Seeing, a five part "cultural gathering regarding the impact of human-made environmental destruction on Mother Earth that invites Knowledge Keepers to share stories as activists and academics to bear witness," which runs November 2 – 5, 2023, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St., Vancouver), co-presented by Firehall Arts Centre and Vancouver Moving Theatre. More HERE.

Peace Country is on

Congratulations to SCA alumnus and rice & beans theatre Artistic Director Pedro Chamale, the Playwright and Director of Peace Country, and to the whole cast and crew, too, on their preview shows on October 12 & 13 at 7:30 PM at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver), as well as the full run from October 14 – 22, 2023. More HERE.

Vines highlights

Watch a video of "highlights" from the 2023 edition of the Vines Art Festival, produced by the Vines Art Society, which has SCA alumnus Heather Lamoureux as its Artistic Director and founder. Watch it HERE.

Evenings With Amanda Sum

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum is playing October 27 & 28, 2023, at 8:00 PM at the Pacific Theatre (1440 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Stir on Pushing Boundaries

Read Stir Vancouver on Pushing Boundaries 2023: Our Home on Native Land, which includes work by SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox, which run to November 4, 2023, at CityScape Community ArtSpace (335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver), with a tour by guest curator Sho Sho Esquiro on Saturday, October 14, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Read it HERE.

All studio critiques

The SCA Visual Art area is holding "all studio critiques" on October 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM, at the SCA's Visual Art Studios at 611 Alexander St., Vancouver, and they're inviting folks to join and check out the work. Also, follow the SCA Visual Art Student Union on Instagram to keep up to date with smaller, self-organized events like this.

Berlanga's weaving workshop

SCA alumnus Francisco Berlanga is hosting a weaving workshop ton Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at grunt gallery (350 E. 2nd Ave., Vancouver). Please note masks are required. RSVP HERE. presented in support of Berlanga's solo exhibition, Enticed and Entangled en algo Antiguo, which runs at the grunt to November 4, 2023.

Bloody Mournings

SCA Music & Sound student Devon Furtado / Kesh! has released Bloody Mournings on October 13, 2023. Listen HERE.

Gamboa's FORAY residency

SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa is the inaugural artist in Morrow's FORAY creative residency, and will be working with mentor Su-Feh Lee​ and collaborators Ashvini Sundaram​, Ariane Vanessa, and SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara on work Gamboa began in Koryolab 2023 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Gamboa and team is presenting a FREE informal public showing on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Morrow (Suite 204 – 910 Richards St., Vancouver) RSVP at

Interdisciplinary Halloween Party

Attention SCA students! Get your gear ready for an Interdisciplinary Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, in Room 4270 in SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented by SCA's Student Unions. Also, SCA folks, follow the new SCA Student Union Commons Instagram.

Award worthy?

The Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT), which includes the SCA, are collecting nominations for the 2023 FCAT Excellence Awards, which "were created to honour the hard work, dedication, and excellence that occurs across FCAT and beyond." If you'd like to make a nomination, which "can be made by one or more faculty members or graduate students or alumni graduate students from any school or program within FCAT," head HERE for more info.

Khakpour talks Suddenly Slaughter

SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour was interviewed on Joseph Planta's The Commentary about The Biting School’s world premiere of Suddenly Slaughter, which screened on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at The Cinematheque. Listen HERE. Also, Khakpour posted screenshots of an interview in Farsi with Sima Ghaffarzadeh from Hamyaari Media on his Facebook profile.

Wei programs shorts

Hats off to SCA alumni and current PhD student Casey Wei, who was the Short Forum Programmer for the 2023 Vancouver International Film Festival​, which just finished its run on October 8. More HERE.

Not cool!

Since PressProgress published this article (which was picked up by the CBC), SFU has announced that they have stopped working with Lions Gate Risk Management, who were apparently hired to surveil striking TSSU members. No matter your position on the ongoing labour action by TSSU, this is a seriously bad faith move from the get-go by SFU, which, we're told, allegedly started day one of the pickets. And as the article also reports, Lions Gate Risk Management's dubious resume throws some of SFU's self-identified priorities and values and into an uncomfortable context. We recognize that SFU have canceled this contract (and we hope all surveillance – right?), but this situation is, to say the least, very disappointing. All faculty, staff, and students, TSSU or not, deserve better than this, and more accountability from SFU, as well.

Add a voice

The City of Vancouver are circulating a survey "about your experience with Gastown’s streets and public spaces," running to November 19, 2023. Since us SCA folks are down here on the regular, maybe we'd like to share some of our experiences, as well, while the city works to develop its Gastown Public Spaces Plan. Find it HERE.

October 13, 2023