On Richmond News

Media Presence, News
Congrats to Cinevolution for the success on Your Kontinent Digital Carnival this year again as part of the Richmond World Festival. I am very honoured to be featured on the news again to help support the festival. According to the curator Wynne Palmer, it was 7500+ attendance for the Digital Carnival, and around 50K for the world festival. Big congrats to the curator, organization...

photo on Leadnow.ca

Activism/Social Change, Media Presence
my photo with Lexi Vajda made it on the new campaign for Leadnow.ca - À l'Action (Leadnow envisions a just, sustainable, and equitable Canada, built and defended through the democratic power of an engaged public) during our last protest with Artists Against Pipeline Expansion against Kinder Morgan/Pipeline expansion photographed and organized by Delia Brett Let's keep fighting the good fight, time is urgent, some mistakes...

Eclipse: Total Alignment

Art & Science, Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, News
Sammy Chien will be performing a brand new work at the planetarium in H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, choreographing a dance trio performed by Kelly McInnes, Sophia Wolfe and himself,  programming reactive lights & composing electroacoustic sound + live music by Brady Marks & Maren Lisac Aug 17th Thursday 7:30pm & 9pm Eclipse: Total Alignment presented by Curiosity Colliderr and the H.R.MacMillan Space Centre Art and Science Explore the...

Ballet BC Program 2 2017

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, News, Sound
Excited to have my newly composed electroacoustic score/sound design premiered in choreographer Wen Wei Wang’s (Wen Wei Dance ) new work in Ballet BC's new season Program 2! March 16-18 2017, 8:00 p.m. Queen Elizabeth Theatre 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia Vancouver New Work: Choreography - Company 605 Vancouver-based Company 605 is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging dance companies and is dedicated to producing new dance through a...

Becoming Chimera on newspaper in Taiwan

Media Presence, News
Revisiting an old press on Becoming Chimera (2012), an interdisciplinary experimental new media performance, that was on the newspaper in Taiwan on 2015/03/13, one of my first work that was on the news in Taiwan. Involving live visuals, live electroacoustic/experimental music, contemporary dance/movements and new media. The performers improvise with instructions of specific signs and rules that's conducted or by aleatoric algorithm of the computer, or...

03/11 @ Rhythm Alley (Taipei)

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, Improvised, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Sound
improvised experimental performance: experimental jazz, live electronics/ electroacoustic, movement art, conceptual, new media— one night of play time in Taipei I feel so lucky to get booked to play with some of the craziest and most veteran musicians in Taiwan: Sonic Deadhorse, Min-Yen Terry Hsieh, Shih-Yang Lee, I actually REALLY love their work. first time improvising with Sophia Wolfe (FORM Festival of Recorded Movement /Company 605) Sonic...

on Tokyo News 東京新聞

Activism/Social Change, Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, New Media, News
東京新聞のりました!! スポンサーに牛耳られずに誠実に社会批判や原発批判をして人のためになってる東京新聞すきです。これからも偽りの「和」でなく真実を追求していってください。 作品のメッセージが広まりますように!スペースをこころよく使わせてくれたマスマスさんに多大なる感謝!すばらしいスタッフさんが働いています。   Congrats to Sammy Chien's first media presence in Japan! on Tokyo News! (Tokyo Shimbun東京新聞). So nice to see such influential media in Japan actually act take the medium of journalism/news/media as an active voice to deliver to the people despite the pressure from the government about the taboos. These are our common beliefs. It was perfect that they interviewed these progressive artists on their...

Lies/Harmony 和とウソの間 for TPAM in Japan

Activism/Social Change, Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, News
Sammy Chien & Berlin based Japanese/South African performance artist Kazuma Glen Motomura's new collaboration in Japan Lies/Harmony 和とウソの間 (TPAM Fringe) as part of TPAM - Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama @ Mass×Mass関内フューチャーセンター 12/15,17,19. Political activist art, self-produced, for the people, for good cause and social change. Focusing on the issues of Fukushima nuclear disaster to raise global awareness for voicing the truth against government's lies,...

Artist profile on CBC

Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, News
So honoured to be on Canadian national television CBC! So blessed to have the opportunity to share some of the research, art, performance and process in the past years in interdisciplinary art, performance and technology. Still lots of visions and voices that I love to share with the world, relates to sociopolitical ideology, equality, queerness, humanity and spirituality, this is a good start, i'm so...

Moving forward

Activism/Social Change
I'd like to share a voice from Vancouver based performance artist Tallulah Lee "Ok so I’m coming back to FaceBook but first I need you all to understand why I left. I left because I was tired. Tired of explaining over and over that racism is real and systemic, tired of defending anti-colonial discourses to folks who are directly benefiting from colonialism, tired of talking about...