Image: Chipo Chipaziwa, To Those Before and After Me (detail), 2019, video still.

SCA | Quick News | September 23, 2022

Soji-George and Obuwoma at Surrey

Black Arts Centre curator and SCA MA student Olumoroti (Moroti) Soji-George will be introducing a screening of films by SCA alumnus Fegor Obuwoma and a performance by Chipo Chipaziwa on October 8, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, in support of the exhibitions Concealed Cultures: Visualizing the Black Vernacular, which includes work by Obuwoma, and I see; I breathe; I am!, running concurrently at the Surrey Art Gallery from September 17 to December 11, 2022. More HERE.

Underhill on On The Coast

Listen to the SCA's Owen Underhill, who's also the Artistic Director and conductor of the Turning Point Ensemble, and Loren Balisky, co-founder and Director of Engagement of Kinbrace, "BC’s first and longest-serving housing and support community for refugee claimants," on CBC Radio's On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko, discussing the launch of TPE's season with Music of Displacement, a "tribute to Canadian immigrants" that shines "a light on international refugees," which took place September 17 and 18, 2022, at the Annex Theatre. Listen HERE.

Nieto in Bailando!

SCA MFA student Salome Nieto is part of Bailando! What is the Latin American dance scene in Vancouver? on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at UBC Robson Square Theatre – C300 (800 Robson Street), co-presented by DanceHouse and the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre (VLACC). More HERE.

Sniderman's Wierzba Estery/Esther's Willow

SCA PhD student Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman presented his project, Wierzba Estery/Esther's Willow, which forms part of his PhD work here, as a "happening" this summer as part of Kraków's FestivALT, which produced this short video to document the work. Watch it HERE.

Horrigan's Listening to interruptions

SCA PhD student (and MFA alumnus) Matthew Horrigan has an essay, Listening to interruptions: sonic dominance and sonic norms, in the journal Sound Studies (Volume 8, 2022 - Issue 2). Read it HERE.

Basanta at Civitella Ranieri

SCA alumnus Adam Basanta is a "fellow in residence" for six weeks at Civitella Ranieri, hosted at at 15th century castle in Umbria, Italy. Click through to Basanta's Instagram for more.

Laiwan's WANDER

Read West Coast Curated on SCA alumnus Laiwan's WANDER, which is installed at the 22nd Skytrain Street Station in New Westminster. Read it HERE.

Hill in The Future of Work

SCA alumnus Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill is part of the exhibition The Future of Work: Parallel Economies, which runs until December 31, 2022, at the Art Gallery of Burlington. More HERE.

Call O'Brien's Dream Home Hotline

SCA alumnus and current artist-in-residence at The Blue Cabin, Keely O'Brien, is inviting calls to the Dream Home Hotline: 236-975-9192⁣⁣⁣. Call now! Also, O'Brien is holding a Monoprinting Workshop and Studio Visit as part of her residency on Sunday October 2, 2022. It's fully registered, unfortunately, but you can sign up to be on the wait list HERE.

Chambers and Young's One hundred more trailer and on a podcast

Listen to SCA instructor and SCA MFA student Justine A. Chambers and Laurie Young on The Dance Centre's podcast, discussing their careers, challenges, and upcoming collaborative work, One hundred more, coming to Scotiabank Dance Centre October 13 and 14, 2022. Listen HERE. Also, watch a trailer for One hundred more on The Dance Centre's Instagram.

MacCaull, Fredriksson, and Cheyenne for New Works

SCA alumni Caroline MacCaull / Chimerik 似不像, Emmalena Fredriksson, and Tara Cheyenne are all included in New Works "just announced" 2022-2023 season. More HERE. Also, read Stir Vancouver on MacCaull's 003_playback, which runs Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 5:00 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Read it HERE.

Ariaratnam and Hall are AmbrAria

SCA alumni Matthew Ariaratnam and Lief Hall have new music coming, as AmbrAria, on Friday, September 30, 2022, and will be playing a "'short but sweet' ambient music performance" on Sunday, October 2, at 6:00 PM at the beach (weather permitting) at the Hadden Park Fieldhouse, presented by Publik Secrets.

Smulovitz in Meta Xenakis

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz is performing as part of Vancouver New Music’s 2022 festival, Meta Xenakis, a centenary celebration of the work of Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), running October 21 – 23, 2022, at 8:00 PM each night – with artist chats each night at 7:15 PM, too. More HERE.

temporary obligations on the Vancouver Art Blog

Click through to Vancouver Art Blog's Instagram to see a gallery of images from temporary obligations, the SCA 2022 MFA Graduating Exhibition, which runs until tomorrow – Saturday, September 24 – at SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery (149 West Hastings St., Vancouver). See it HERE.

Dai, Chien, and Jono do The Five Vengeances

SCA alumni Howard Dai, Sammy Chien, and Jonathan "Jono" Kim are all part of Affair of Honor's presentation of Jovanni Sy's The Five Vengeances, running September 24 to October 1, 2022, at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. More HERE.

Quick trailer for Kotowich's Kisiskâciwan

Watch a quick trailer for SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich's Kisiskâciwan, which is running Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 8:00 PM at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, presented by The Dance Centre. Watch it HERE.

1000xRESIST trailer

Congratulations to SCA alumnus Remy Siu, the Sunset Visitor 斜陽過客 crew, and their collaborators (including in the mix a bunch of other SCA alumni: Natalie Gan, Conor Wylie, Maiko Yamamoto, Felicia Lau, Amanda Sum, Anjela Magpantay, June Fukumura, Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien, Erika Mitsuhashi, and Alex Mah), for the official announcement of 1000xRESIST, "a magical realist sci-fi adventure game awash in the Asian-Diasporic psyche." Watch the trailer HERE.


Read an interview with SCA alumnus Ken Lum in the Art Gallery of Ontario's AGOINSIDER, presented in support of Lum's exhibition Death and Furniture at the AGO, running until January 2, 2023. Read it HERE.

Wei's Ozu's Seasons

Art Metropole's restock of Blank Cheque Press's Ecstatic Essays includes No. 03: Ozu's Seasons by SCA alumnus and current SCA PhD student Casey Wei. Shop NOW.

Klinke at Red Gate

SCA alumnus Alexandre Klinke is performing as Playback Head on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Red Gate Revue Stage (1601 Johnston St. on Granville Island). More HERE.

Cheung in Artch

SCA alumnus Joni Cheung / Snack Witch is part of Artch in Tio'tia:ke / Montreal's Dorchester square from September 15 – 25, 2022, from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. More HERE.

September 23, 2022