Creative Activism with the Coast Protectors

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community
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Sammy joined a creative activism protest with an amazing group of artists and the water protectors, He processed the heavy but super important subject by writing them bit by bit. We invite you to hear him out and share their experiences with your communities. These are very important, humane and personal informations. In the mean time, Sammy encourages you to go to the Protect...

Access All Areas MADHOUSE RE:EXIT

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community, Feedbacks, Interdisciplinary Performance, Postshow, Writing
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I got to catch the show MadHouse re:exit, when I was in London, in one of the most hipster/artsy neighbourhood in London—Shoreditch. I was invited by Lesley Ewen who’s a theatre director and one of the co-creator of the work. The show  is an interactive theatre that focuses on the discussion revolving disabilities, it immediately drawn me from the very beginning. I’ve been to...

Moving Stories Behind Eco-Fashion Brand TildArt

Arts Community, Inspiring People, Travel
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I got to meet up with Matilda who’s the designer/founder of TildArt, a London fashion brand that focuses on reuse, recycle and revive materials that often just becomes wastes. For those of you have seen my modelling photos, her work has been featured in my past photo shoots, some of my favourite garments and the best money that I’ve spent on. I met Matilda...

Trip to Leeds, UK March 2018

Arts Community, Feedbacks, Improvised, Media Presence, Travel
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Sammy was in Leeds and England in March performing in two shows as part of the Sounds Like This Festival. He had an incredible time connecting with new and existing networks and performing with a slew of extremely talented artists! Check out this timeline below of his experiences as part of the festival. January 16 - received his first promo on Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBMbtggEKZ/?taken-by=soar55 March 14 - had only...

Speaking with Backstage Academy Students

Arts Community, Interdisciplinary Performance, mentorship, New Media, Services, Talks
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What an amazing start of my UK trip, I got invited to speak for the students at the Backstage Academy, the secrete weapon of numerous huge celebrities/big productions. I got to see the first prototype of the set design  from Tomorrow Land, and that’s just one of the millions big projects they do. After I learnt about who I will be talking to, I realized...

Taipei 101

Arts Community, Media Presence, New Media, Projection Mapping, Travel
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In February, Sammy visited Taiwan to put together the Taipei 101 project. When the following Instagram post was shared, he had just finished the final testing. The project was an outdoor projection mapping interactive installation. Taipei 101 was launched in collaboration with Chimerik Collective and Megacosm and was presented by Unolab. Enjoy some video footage and photos from the project through Sammy's Instagram...

Jury for JTTP 2017

Arts Community, Sound
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Sammy Chien is honoured to be invited on the jury for one of the most significant electroacoustic music competition in Canada. 18TH JEU DE TEMPS / TIMES PLAY Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) is an annual project aimed at supporting and encouraging new electroacoustic works by young and/or emerging sound artists from / living in Canada, coordinated by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community since 2000. Congratulations to the JTTP...

Art that can change the world可改變世界的表演

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community, Dance, Inspiring People, Interdisciplinary Performance
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I just sat in a dress rehearsal of an experimental physical theatre piece performed and created by mostly people with physical disabilities, it was one of the most powerful performance I've seem in a long long time. I started bawling within 10 min into the show, I highly recommend anyone in taiwan to come see this piece, and I hope to find ways to...

reflections on the enriching past week of shows and radical vagina

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community
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This past week, I was very pumped to see Vancouver's art scene so happening, I lined up 7 shows  to see in 4 days and shared them on my facebook: The Nether - to see David Bloom's acting, James Coomber's music/sound, Jonathan Kim's lighting, plus the lovely Firehall Arts Centre This piece makes us question about our own ethic, morality and the responsibility in our imaginations as...