SCA | Quick News | October 16, 2020

Edmeades' Great Tree of Pagan Superstition

Watch The Great Tree of Pagan Superstition, a very informative video-essay / artwork by SCA alumni ​Deborah Edmeades, which is running now on the Unit 17 website. Watch it HERE.

Boisjoly's Becoming the Past of Another Time

The SCA's Raymond Boisjoly has a new text work, Becoming the Past of Another Time, on The Polygon Gallery’s lower exterior windows. Read more HERE.

VIVA, Mochizuki!

SCA alumni Cindy Mochizuki is one of the recipients of the 2020 VIVA Award, which are administered by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts. Congratulations, Cindy! Read more HERE.

Ivanochko wins a John Hobday Award

Congratulations to SCA alumni and Artistic Director of Dancers' Studio West, Sasha Ivanochko, for winning a John Hobday Award in Arts Management, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. Read more HERE.

SCA in Rumble Theatre's Tremors 2020

Rumble Theatre have announced the line up for Tremors 2020, which includes SCA folks María Escolán, Johnny Wu, Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, Barbara Adler, Kyla Gardiner, Su-Feh Lee, Eddy van Wyk, Laura June Albert, Fay Nass, Anthony Lee, Faizal Gowlani, and Howard Dai as creators, performers, and behind the scenes. Read more HERE.

$4 million for Lum's Monument Lab

Monument Lab, the independent public art and history studio based in Philadelphia that was founded by SCA alumni Ken Lum and Paul Farber, was received a $4 million (USD) grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more HERE.

Dai on Theatre and the Mind

Read some deep thoughts on theatre and other things from SCA alumni Howard Dai on BCIT's the Link. Read it HERE.

Wei in New Vancouver Works & New Toronto Works

SCA alumni Casey Wei is in New Vancouver Works & New Toronto Works, on Friday, October 16 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET, and Saturday, October 17 at 12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET), which is presented jointly by VIVO Media Arts Centre's Video Out division (where Wei is also in charge of Distribution + Outreach, so perhaps she's both in the show and also co-curator on the Vancouver side) and Toronto's Pleasure Dome. Read more HERE.

Sleeper's Unrequited Leisure is Best in Nashville  

Unrequited Leisure, the gallery SCA alumni Clint Sleeper co-runs with Chalet Comellas Baker, was included in the Best of Nashville 2020 list by the Nashville Scene. Read more HERE.

Sui's Sound Forms: A Festival of Sound

SCA alumni Remy Siu has curated Sound Forms: A Festival of Sound, which runs over two parts at two venues in Hong Kong. Read about part one HERE and part two HERE.

Clay and Ramsden talk NASCAD

The SCA's (retired!) Allyson Clay and former SCA faculty Anne Ramsden are part of this upcoming "virtual panel" on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 1:00 PM (PST), in support of Griffin Art Projects' exhibition NOW BULLETIN: Artworks, Letters and Printed Matter from the Garry Neill Kennedy Collection 1968 – 2019, guest curated by David MacWilliam, which runs until December 12, 2020. Read more HERE.

Farouche Collective in the VIDF

Don't miss the Farouche Collective (SCA alumni Felicia Lau, Erika Mitsuhashi, and Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien) live-streaming their performance of Here Again: A collection of three scores from Oct 21 – 23 at 7 PM (PST) and Oct 24 at 4 PM (PST) as part of this year's Vancouver International Dance Festival. Read more HERE.

Behind-the-scenes with Fredriksson and the Turning Point Ensemble

Check out some great 'behind the scenes" footage of SCA alumni Emmalena Fredriksson working with the Turning Point Ensemble, lead by the SCA's Owen Underhill, on the upcoming filming of 1 + 1 + 1 +... at UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Watch it HERE.

Alexandra Spence in Proposals from the Future

SCA alumni Alexandra Spence was part of Proposals from the Future with composers Nick Ashwood, Johnny Chang, Megan Alice Clune, Andrew Fedorovitch, Sonya Holowell, MP Hopkins, and Shota Matsumura, which was "a methodology of sharing, chatting, messaging, commenting and encouraging – what the group describes as an ‘analogue collective mindset’ – to conceptually expand twelve scores that were produced and performed but not recorded." Read more HERE.

Ybarra in Galvanized Suns: Orbits 1 I 2 I 3

SCA MFA student Faune Ybarra is part of Galvanized Suns: Orbits 1 I 2 I 3, which is a "three day live-stream media event organized by the curatorial collective Diasporic Futurisms in partnership with Subtle Technologies," running online October 15, 16 & 17, 2020, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (EST), via

Hou's work Grass Drama

SCA alumni Julian Yi-Jong Hou's work Grass Drama is up on the Contemporary Art Gallery's Façade until January 3, 2021. Read more HERE.

Milton's The Bottom of the Fountain is Painted Turquoise

SCA alumni Elizabeth Milton's installation work The Bottom of the Fountain is Painted Turquoise just finished its run in the vitrine display at Toronto's Trinity Square Video. Read more HERE.