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...

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...

Teaching projection/media design at SFU

Interdisciplinary Performance, Media Presence, mentorship, Services, Talks
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I just finished teaching a 3 day intensive sessions on projection/media design for SFU students, within 3 days, these students learnt how to do basic projection mapping, use still images and videos to add textures and transform projection surfaces/real world objects, using multiple live camera  and wireless cameras to feed into their mapped frames, creating an illusion of window looking into another reality. By the...

W(e)aves 0.2 at MOA

Interdisciplinary Performance, News, Research
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Sammy Chien will be presenting his work-in-progress work at the MOA in Vancouver Oct 6th, 2017, a work that investigates migration, race & gender politics, transcultural identity and spiritual philosophies using digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qi-gong.   Friday, October 6 | 8:30 pm Tickets: $25 (on sale soon) What is the language of movement, light, and sound? Join us for a special evening of live...

Eclipse: Total Alignment

Art & Science, Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, News
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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...

03/11 @ Rhythm Alley (Taipei)

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, Improvised, Interdisciplinary Performance, New Media, News, Sound
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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...