Left to Right: Arne Eigenfeldt, Joy Johnson, Tamara Vrooman, Stan Douglas, Denise Oleksijczuk, member of SFU's Pipe Band.

SCA | Quick News | October 6, 2023


Congratulations to our new graduates and, indeed, all of the graduates at Convocation on Thursday, October 5, 2023, and week's other ceremonies. Great work, everyone! And congratulations to Stan Douglas, who received a Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, at the morning ceremony. You've earned it – and now you're one of us. And SCA grads: please keep in touch! We have an online News Submissions form HERE.

Egoyan & Pauly's Hopeful Monster

Hopeful Monster, the SCA's Mauricio Pauly's new album Eve Egoyan, which was recorded in the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre (here in SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts) in July of 2022, is out Friday, October 6, 2023, on the always-adventurous No Hay Discos. More HERE. Also, watch a video for the track Height HERE. And finally, read an early review for the album (in French) HERE.

Rodriguez does Someone Like You

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez is the Set & Lighting Designer for Someone Like You, which runs October 5 – 29, 2023, at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre (#203 – 162 W 1st Ave., Vancouver), presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company. More HERE.

VIFF Live's Ironworks Series

The SCA's Miwa Matreyek and SCA alumnus Sammy Chien are performing as part of VIFF Live's Ironworks Series, which "invites four established resident artists to perform their innovative works in the exploratory and experimental framework of the iconic Ironworks venue (235 Alexander St., Vancouver)," on October 7, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, curated by SCA alumnus Normal Armour. More HERE.  


The SCA's Laura U. Marks is guest editor for PERMASTATES: No. 001, "an artist-led, biannual, intricately crafted book object," which is calling for work that "explores societal relationship to the idea of permanence by way of humanity’s psychosocial, political, and historical connections with nature," with a deadline of midnight on January 1, 2024. More HERE.

Shihab's Sister Mother Lover Child

The SCA's Nadia Shihab's short film, Sister Mother Lover Child, is screening as part of the Jaclyn Quaresma curated program Leakier Gardens on October 21, 2023, at e-flux's Screening Room (172 Classon Ave., Brooklyn), co-presented by Toronto's Images Festival. More HERE.

Sound Palace 4

Sound Palace 4, curated by SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi​, featuring the SCA's Mauricio Pauly​, SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam​, and SCA Music & Sound student Aidan Edwards, takes place Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 7:30 PM at Vancouver Community College's Auditorium (Level 2 – 1155 E. Broadway, Vancouver). Get tickets HERE.

Finn's Our bodies like dams

Current SCA MFA student Sarah Finn's short film, Our bodies like dams, is screening as part of Montclair Film Festival's "Out Shorts" programming on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 3:45 PM. More HERE. Also, Our bodies like dams is part of the Tokyo International Short Film Festival, which is offering virtual screenings until Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. More HERE.

Perkins Deneault Q&A

Read a Convocation Q&A with the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology's Tessa Perkins Deneault, whose MA thesis in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program SFU is a biography of Iris Garland, who was part of the early history of the SCA. Read it HERE.

The Peak on Re-Orientation Day: Place

Read SFU's The Peak on our Re-Orientation Day: Place event, which took place Thursday, September 7, 2023. Read it HERE.

Sound in Art from the Turtle's Back

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound is part of the exhibition Art from the Turtle's Back, which opens October 10, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the JL Phillips Gallery (The Oval and The Gallery on the Upper Level in Yorkville Village at 55 Avenue Road, Toronto), and running to October 24. More HERE.

Chamale talks Peace Country

Stir Vancouver and Pancouver both interviewed SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale about Peace Country, produced by rice & beans theatre (which Chamale is Artistic Director for), which runs October 12 – 22, 2023, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St., Vancouver). Read Stir HERE and Pancouver HERE.

Hill's Sobey video

The National Gallery of Canada shared a video portrait of SCA alumnus Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill, who is the West Coast and Yukon finalist for the 2023 Sobey Art Award, the exhibition for which opens Friday, October 13, 2023, at the National Gallery of Canada (Upper Contemporary Galleries, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa), and runs to March 3, 2024. Watch it HERE.

Berlanga's artist talk

SCA alumnus Francisco Berlanga is giving an artist talk on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the grunt gallery (350 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver), presented in support of Berlanga's solo exhibition, Enticed and Entangled en algo Antiguo, which runs at the grunt to November 4, 2023. More HERE.

Khakpour talks Suddenly Slaughter

Pancouver speaks with SCA alumnus and co-artistic director of the The Biting School, Aryo Khakpour, about Suddenly Slaughter, which premieres Tuesday, October 10, at 7:00 PM at The Cinematheque (#200 – 1131 Howe St., Vancouver). Read it HERE.

2023 Listen, Listen Festival

Presented in partnership with the plastic orchid factory​, the Vancouver Improvised Arts Society​'s 2023 edition of the Listen, Listen Festival runs October 6 & 7, 2023, at Left of Main​ (211 Keefer St., Vancouver) and Toast at Doris (upstairs at 242 E. Pender St., Vancouver), featuring participation by SCA MFA student Mena El Shazly and SCA alumni Matthew Ariaratnam and Lief Hall, and Olivia Shaffer. More HERE.

Teen Takeover with O'Brien

Watch a short video about SCA alumnus Keely O'Brien's Teen Takeover, which was a "pop-up art installation" produced with teens at the Clayton Community Centre as part of her residency at the Centre. Watch it HERE.

Sum and Wallgrin play ARC showcases

SCA alumni Amanda Sum and Wallgrin (Tegan Wahlgren) is played October 3 and October 5, 2023, respectively, at The Cobalt (917 Main St., Vancouver) as part of Music BC's ARC "intensive accelerator program." More HERE.

D'Anunciação in Luminocity

SCA alumnus Luciana Freire D'Anunciação is part of the week-long outdoor video art exhibition, Luminocity, running October 14 – 21, 2023, presented by the Kamloops Art Gallery​ in Riverside Park (100 Lorne St., Kamloops). More HERE.

D.I.Y. Across Generations

SCA alumnus and current PhD student Casey Wei joins Sonja Ahlers, Whess Harman, and Lisa Prentice for the free online panel discussion, D.I.Y. Across Generations, on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Richmond Art Gallery​. More HERE.

Art Action Earwig's Zine Workshop

Art Action Earwig 예술행동그룹 이어위그, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee and Wryly Andherson, are holding a drop-in Zine Workshop on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Vancouver Island Regional Library's Nanaimo Harbourfront branch (90 Commercial St., Nanaimo). More HERE.

Dear Friends & 5

The fifth edition of Dear Friends &, this time with Klara du Plessis, Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi, and Sonnet L’Abbé, and hosted by SCA alumnus and The Capilano Review​ Art Editor Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross and Western Front's Kiel Torres, ran Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 7:30 PM in-person at The Western Front (303 E 8th Ave., Vancouver) on online. More HERE.

Gold in Borrowed Time

SCA alumnus Marisa Gold is performing as part of Borrowed Time, which runs October 13 & 14, 2023, at 8:00 PM and October 15 at 2:00 PM at 298 Alexander Street in Vancouver, presented by Inverso Productions​. Get tickets HERE.

Curatorial Conversation about Itter

SFU Galleries​' Kimberly Phillips, who's also an Associate Member of the SCA, and SCA alumnus Lorna Brown join Glenn Alteen and Daina Augaitis and moderator Melanie O'Brian on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 2:00 PM for a Curatorial Conversation about working with Carole Itter and her practice, presented by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (1825 Main Mall, Vancouver)​, where the exhibition, Carole Itter: Only when I’m hauling water do I wonder if I’m getting any stronger, runs to December 10. More HERE.

Horror in Seconds – deadline!

There's still time to submit to Horror in Seconds, a super short film festival running November 22 – 26, 2023, dedicated to horror movies by emerging BIPOC filmmakers, organized by SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy. The submission deadline is October 21! Links submit and to donate HERE.

Two Sides of the Same Coin

SCA alumnus Alex Tedlie Stursberg​'s Two Sides of the Same Coin runs September 12, 2023 – January 9, 2024, at Burnaby Art Gallery​'s offsite space at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library (6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby). More HERE.

Kindred Tracings

SCA alumni Minahil Bukhari and Michelle Sound are part of the exhibition Kindred Tracings, which opens October 12, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM and runs to January 21, 2024, at the Burnaby Art Gallery (6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby). More HERE.

Silverfox in Pushing Boundaries

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox is part of the exhibition Pushing Boundaries 2023: Our Home on Native Land, which runs September 29 – 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. More HERE.

Queen Tilly and the Marys

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). More HERE.

Work at SFU Galleries

SFU Galleries is looking for a new Exhibitions Coordinator, which "supports the curatorial program by coordinating exhibitions, exhibition receptions and other related public events presented across all of SFU Galleries exhibition sites and platforms." See the full job call HERE.

October 06, 2023