W(e)aves 0.6

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W(e)aves 0.6 (work-in-progress) by Sammy ChienVenue: Orpheum AnnexDate: October 19, 2019, 8:00pmPresented by: Vancouver New Music as part of the Vancouver New Music Festival: Resonances – artistic transformation, mapping and sonification W(e)aves is an ongoing research-creation of a solo performance work that investigates migration, race politics, transcultural identity, queerness and spiritual philosophies using digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qi-gong. This particular research phase, Sammy...

New Forms Festival 2019

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臨場影像表演, 溫哥華新媒體藝術節 Sammy Chien will be performing live visuals and repping Chimerik似不像 at New Forms Festival 2019 on Friday. New Forms | Canadian All-Stars pres by Red BullPresented by Red Bull and streamed LIVE on dublab–a night of Canada's finest!Friday, Sept 27, midnight–6:00am Visuals by Chimerik 似不像 with special guest Notfortheireyes Evan Pearce Dj overland (YVR)minimal violence (YVR)D. Tiffany (MTL)—live visuals by Notfortheireyes (YVR) Ziibiwan (TOR)Venetta (YVR)Ginger Breaker (MTL)—live visuals by Chimerik 似不像 (YVR/TPE) Streamed with ZSPACE (YVR) Chimerik 似不像 will...

CultureBrew.Art Launch

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I am so honoured to be speaking on a panel today as part of the launch of a huge revolutionary project called “CultureBrew.Art”—an online platform that seeks to change systemic racism and the under-representation of indigenous and radicalized artists.   Thursday, September 26, 6pm-9pm 312 Main, 312 Main Street, Vancouver Come and celebrate the launch of CultureBrew.Art! The night will include guest speakers, snacks and refreshments, and...

Isadora Werkstatt 2019

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Sammy Chien will present a new lecture, work-in-progress demo, and workshop discussion as part of the official international meeting of Isadora––the Isadora Werkstatt 2019 in Berlin. WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO? INTERDISCIPLINARY AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL JOURNEY WITH ISADORA: WORKING WITH TECHNOLOGY AS A SOCIOPOLITICAL, TRANS-CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL FAMILY  This interdisciplinary, multidimensional journey with Isadora will be shared by Taiwanese-Canadian, queer, immigrant and interdisciplinary media/performance artist...

Pride In Chinatown 2019

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A queer Asian night curated by pioneer media artist Paul Wong + MY BIRTHDAY! Super stoked to be part of Pride in Chinatown this year! I'll be repping Chimerik似不像 in a brand new and unusual format––a mini-durational, performance art piece weaving qi gong (Nature Centre Gong自然中心功) with Ivan So, my last intern student who happens to have 10 years+ of martial arts training (Northern...

Crossing Mountains & Seas 穿越山海經

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I’ve been working on “Crossing Mountains & Seas 穿越山海經” as a the Co-creator and Director of Media Arts. It’s a pretty epic interdisciplinary performance with live music, aerial and contemporary dance as well as new media projection. The work was inspired by an ancient East Asian text Shan Hai Jing (山海經) and contemporary video game culture. It touches on sociopolitical issues such as...

Indian Summer Festival 2019 Conjuring The Future

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Stoked to be working with Indian Summer Festival again. This year I’m bringing on an unique Chimerik似不像 team combo to do Live Visuals for this super dope performance line up.  Nita Bowerman is creating experimental live visuals with our South Asian intern Rashi Sethi facilitated by myself and guest VJ Kurtis Yu.  ANNOUNCING: #ConjuringTheFuture — an EPIC evening of Indigenous & global sounds, rhythm &...

Nominated for 2019 Jessie Award

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好榮幸我入圍了溫哥華劇場獎! I’m so honoured to be nominated for a 2019 Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement: Outstanding Video Design and Projection for our show Camera Obscura (hungry ghosts) produced by the frank theatre company/Queer Arts Festival.  Since the work I do is so interdisciplinary, having to weave through so many categories and fields of practice, it’s often difficult to get recognized,  as we don’t fall into...

Dancers of Damelahamid: Mînowin at the Banff Centre

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So honoured to work at the Banff Centre again. For this project I am part of an Indigenous Arts residency program with Vancouver’s indigenous dance company Dancers of Damelahamid.  We are continuing to develop a new work called Mînowin. I’m so happy that my skill-set in technology is being used to support traditional-ancestral storytelling, such as IR motion tracking for indigenous rituals and real-time...