SCA | Quick News | September 15, 2023
MA, MFA, and PhD cohorts
Now that we're getting back up to speed (whew!), we'd like to welcome our new MA, MFA, and PhD cohorts for fall 2023: MAs Kai Yee Chan, Michelle (Ziqi) Fu, Bahareh Ghanoon, Rachel Maddock, Mehdi Mehrnia, Parastoo Pirasteh Fard, Joshua Segun-Lean, and Dan Watt; MFAs Sarah Finn, Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Elissa Hanson, Caroline Liffmann, Chelsea MacKay, Avideh Saadatpajouh, Amy Daisy Sawyer, and Alexis Chivir-ter Tsgeba; and PhDs Ali Shariq Jamali and Jess MacCormack. Find out more on our MA, MFA, and PhD pages. If you're also thinking about graduate studies with us, please visit our Graduate page HERE.
Marks busy NYC sojourn
The SCA's Laura U. Marks is giving a lecture, "Cosmic Soul-Assemblages and Small-File Films," on September 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the e-flux Screening Room (172 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY). More HERE. The day before, September 27, from 3:10 PM – 3:35 PM, she's talking about sustainable streaming practices at That Big TV Conference, which runs September 27 & 28 at NYC's Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St.). If you're around, use the discount code FRIENDOF2023 for 25% off the registration fee. More HERE. Finally, the day before that, September 26, she's giving a talk, "Healthy Living for Monads: Do We Need a Multiverse?," at 6:00 PM at the Pratt Institute (Film and Video Screening Room – 550 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn). RSVP HERE.
Dongnier at Jonah Bokaer
The SCA's NiNi Dongnier is presenting "three formally rigorous and incisive choreographic works" on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 7:30 PM at the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation (304 Boerum Street #23, Brooklyn). More HERE.
Warmer Than The World Around Us
The SCA's Judy Radul is screening Warmer Than The World Around Us on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Catriona Jeffries Gallery (950 E. Cordova St., Vancouver), along with videos by Andrew Yong Hoon Lee and Steven Cottingham. Take note: Limited capacity, register to attend HERE.
Darkroom of Educational Modernism
The SCA's Sabine Bitter and her longtime collaborator Helmut Weber are presenting Darkroom of Educational Modernism: On Form & Function, opening Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 7:00 PM and running to Saturday, January 20, 2024, at nGbK Berlin (station urbaner kulturen, Auerbacher Ring 41, 12619). More HERE.
Matreyek x 3
The SCA's Miwa Matreyek joined Akiko Nakayama and Rebecca Merlic for a discussion about their hybrid practices on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. More HERE. Coming up, Matreyek is presenting Infinitely Yours and This World Made Itself on September 23 at 7:30 PM and participating in a panel discussion on September 24 at 1:00 PM at the ArtYard Live Animation Festival in New Jersey (13 Front St., Frenchtown). Finally, along with SCA alumnus Sammy Chien, she's 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 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, curated by SCA alumnus Normal Armour. More 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). More HERE.
Gardiner does The Tempest
The SCA's Kyla Gardiner is the Lighting Designer for Studio 58's production of The Tempest, which runs October 5 – 22, 2023, at Langara College (100 W. 49 Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.
Pauly and Egoyan in Montreal
TPE plays Morlock
The Turning Point Ensemble, which has the SCA's Owen Underhill as conductor and Artistic Director, opens their 2023-24 season with a tribute concert for composer Jocelyn Morlock, who sadly passed this March, on September 22 & 23, 2023, at 7:30 PM at the Annex Theatre (823 Seymour St., Vancouver). More HERE.
Alfred Jarry, the experimental duo of the SCA's Eldritch Priest and Brady Cranfield (that's me, the SCA's Communications agent), have released Louder Actions, which was recorded live by Andromeda Monk at Red Gate Arts Society on June 22, 2023, on Bandcamp. Listen HERE.
Nieto's Pop Up Dance
McMann's Prairie Dusk
SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is having an album release party and concert for Prairie Dusk, "an eclectic mix of commissioned compositions and heart-touching originals," on October 29, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Found Books & Shop (208 1st Street W., Cochrane, AB). More HERE.
The Biting School’s (SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and Arash Khakpour) screening of Suddenly Slaughter (with SCA alumni Sharon Kahanoff, Laurel K. Brown, David Mesiha, Grace Mathisen, and Hamidreza Jadid behind the scenes) is having world premiere of at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St., Vancouver) on October 10, 2023, at 7:00 PM. Grab tickets HERE and watch the trailer HERE.
Magdy at The Black Space Summit & Symposium
SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy is participating in The Black Space Summit & Symposium as part of the "New Media: The Rise of AI, Virtual Spaces and Representation" panel on September 21, 2023, at 8:00 PM at the Vancity Culture Club (1895 Venables St., Vancouver). More HERE.
U's Introduction to AI Powered Digital Dance Creation + Stratum
SCA alumnus Sarah Hin Ching U is holding an Introduction to AI Powered Digital Dance Creation on September 16 & 17, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (ET) at the Dance Arts Institute (Unit 130 – 585 Dundas Street E., Toronto). More HERE. Also, U is presenting Stratum, "a performance installation interlacing dance and textile arts," on September 24, 2023, at 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM and 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM at the grassy area at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam), presented as part of the City of Port Coquitlam's Artist-in-Residence program. More HERE.
Stir on Cobalt & Crone
Here's Stir Vancouver on Cobalt & Crone with Joseph Hirabayashi, SCA alumni Stefan Nazarevich and Shion Skye Carter, and Ziyian Kwan runs September 20 – 24 & September 27 – October 1, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Dumb Instrument Dance's space MORROW (910 Richards St., Vancouver). Read it HERE and grab tickets HERE.
Handsome Molly listening party
SCA alumnus June Fukumura is part of the cast of The Chop Theatre & JAR Audio's Handsome Molly, "a podcast series for younger teens based on the novel Restoring Harmony by fiction writer Joelle Anthony," which is having a listening party on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Room C225 at UBC Robson Square (800 Robson St., Vancouver), presented as part of the Word Vancouver: Reading & Writing Festival. More HERE.
Donck-Matlock on Martinez
Tickets are now on sale for Rumble Theatre's Symbiotic Cabaret, which runs September 22 & 23, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Progress Lab (1422 William St., Vancouver), featuring includes SCA alumnus Blake Hobson-Dimas' installation work, FAMILY / They do not Come Back, as well as SCA alumni Brianna Bernard, Garvin Chan, and Jesse Del Fierro and behind the scenes. More HERE.
Enticed and Entangled en algo Antiguo
Kanagawa at the Word Vancouver Reading & Writing Festival
SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa is participating in two events on Saturday, September 16, 2023 – "Forgiveness: From Novel to Stage" from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in the Theatre and "Complex Relationships" from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM in Room C400, both at UBC Robson Square (800 Robson St., Vancouver) – at the Word Vancouver Reading & Writing Festival, which runs September 8 – 23.
Stir on the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Here's Stir Vancouver on the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, which includes SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana's Árboles (Trees) on Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 PM at the Picnic Pavilion at Granville Island (267 Old Bridge Walk). Read it HERE. Also, 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.
Jono lights How Black Mothers Say I Love You
SCA alumnus Jonathan "Jono" Kim is the Lighting Designer for the frank theatre company's presentation of How Black Mothers Say I Love You, directed by SCA alumnus and frank's Artistic & Executive Director Fay Nass, which runs November 2 – 12, 2023, at The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver). More HERE.
D’Anunciação's Boiling bodies
SCA alumnus Luciana Freire D’Anunciação is presenting "Boiling bodies: street carnival dances from the northeast of Brazil" on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at The Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), presented by The Dance Centre at Scotiabank Dance Centre and the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre (VLACC). Tickets HERE.
ReIssue, the art magazine edited by SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei, is having a launch party for their ReIssue's Year 2 Anthology on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Open Space (510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria), presented as part of Small Press Fest. Before the launch, Wei joins Kim Dhillon and Kara Stanton for panel discussion and Q+A from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. More HERE. In more ReIssue news, Wei and SCA alumns and PhD student Dave Biddle have shared new texts to read: Languid becoming in Felix Kalmenson’s Gamodi by Wei and Aloneptu by Biddle.
Tix for Vox Organi
Tickets are now on sale for Vancouver New Music's Festival 2023: Vox Organi, featuring a performance by SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil and Lawrence English, touring their collaborative album Colours of Air, at the Pacific Spirit United Church (2195 W 45th Ave., Vancouver) on Friday, October 20, 2023. More HERE.
Peripheral Review fundraiser
Peripheral Review, edited by SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery, is hosting their second annual fundraiser on Sunday, September 17, 2023, featuring works and publications from 37 Canadian and international artists and organizations. They need the support! See what's in the auction HERE.
Seventies Chick in Patch Portraits
SCA alumnus Michelle Sound shared images of Patch Portraits, a new publication that includes her work Seventies Chick, which is touring Alberta as part of the TREX Travelling Exhibition program. Click through to see some images Sound's Instagram and go HERE to find out more about TREX.
Big Top Art School
Big Top Art School, a great project initiated and operated by Andrew Dadson and SCA alumnus Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, is a "free, low barrier, drop-in art school taking place under a pop-up tent at Oppenheimer Park field house," runs every Sunday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park (400 Powell St., Vancouver). Nice work!
Sum at Evergreen
SCA alumnus Amanda Sum is playing on September 23, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), as part of Evergreen's Rehearsal Hall Sessions. More HERE. For a list of other shows Sum's playing visit her website.
Maddock on Regards Hybrides
How Would Lubitsch Do It S3E09
Silverfox at IAIA
Tones for Matthew
SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam's tones to melt and heal hardened hearts diffused on bicycles project rolled our September 9, 2023, and included contributions of tones by a host of familiar folks. Click through to Ariaratnamh's Instagram to check out the full list of contributors and then find out more about the project HERE.
Biddle and Lacroix at the UAAC-AAUC
SCA PhD students Dave Biddle and Christopher Lacroix are chairing panels, "Nonlinear Dynamics in the Research-Creation Methodology" and Queer and Horny: Making, Writing, Theorizing and Exhibiting Queer Art, respectively, at the 2023 Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada.